Gasol is coming off a terrific year, in which he led the Grizzlies to the Western Conference Finals and won the Defensive Player of the Year award.
Despite a long and exhausting season, Marc will represent his country as Spain will aim for European supremacy once again. EuroBasket 2013 will be held in Slovenia. Competition will commence on the fourth of September and end on the 22nd.
Spain will be playing in group C, a relatively weak group, and will compete against the following teams: Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Croatia and Georgia.
Marc’s brother Pau will sit out this summer and will not participate in the European championship, as he has struggled with injuries all season long and will use the offseason to get healthy.