Found May 16, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
PLAYERS: Marc Gasol
TEAMS: Memphis Grizzlies
When asked about his teammate and NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies All-Star forward Zach Randolph told ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne, “we crack jokes sometimes about what he used to [look like] in high school.” So here’s Marc Gasol in high school: Photo from Memphis Commercial Appeal It’s good to know that even the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year, like so many of us, went through an awkward adolescent phase. Then again, Marc Gasol, unlike most of the rest of us who were awkward teenagers, was averaging 26 points, 13 rebounds, and six blocks per game in high school. Gasol spent his childhood in Spain and began his professional career there, but he played high school ball in Tennessee. The Gasol family moved to the Memphis suburb of Germantown when older brother Pau began his NBA career with the Grizzlies. The younger Gasol attended Lausanne Collegiate High School in Memphis, where he was named 2003 Division II Mr. Basketball in the state of Tennessee. Di...
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