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Adria Gasol: Younger Brother of NBA Stars Pau and Marc Gasol to Walk-on at UCLA

Both Marc and Pau Gasol are successful NBA stars, yet believe it or not there is a third brother, Adria Gasol.

Reports have surfaced that Adria intends to become the second Gasol to play basketball in Los Angeles this season, joining his brother Pau, Adria is reportedly set to walk-on to the team at UCLA.

Adria has enrolled at the school and will likely join the basketball team this season. UCLA is currently on a three-day exhibition tour to China, and without their star player, incoming freshman Shabazz Muhammad.

Muhammad was ruled ineligible for the team’s trip earlier this week while the NCAA investigates alleged financial dealings in his past.

The youngest Gasol however, was not allows keen on being able to follow in his brothers’ foot steps. Adria played sparingly at a high school in Memphis as a freshman and sophomore before returning to Spain.

Now, the 6-foot-10 big man is back in the United States and his expectations at UCLA should certainly be taken into account.

Sure, the youngest brother may not be as skilled and his potential may not be as high, but given his size and bloodlines, there’s no reason why Adria can’t find a niche with the Bruins, despite being labeled as a walk-on.

While only time will tell, UCLA head coach Ben Howland could just be getting a diamond in the rough if Gasol turns out to be even a fraction of his older brothers.

There are no promises for playing time and his potential as a contributor for the Bruins’ this season or down the line is not guaranteed, but his name and focus could certainly open some doors.

 

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