By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Less than 24 hours before the semifinal clash between Spain and Slovenia, Pau Gasol hailed the immense talent of Luka Doncic and expressed his belief that he’ll be an important character in the NBA.
“He (Luka Doncic) has a lot of talent and he’s been a key factor in the success of the Slovenian national team. He will be a major player in the NBA. He has all the qualities,” Gasol said, speaking to “El Partidazo de Cope”.
Doncic led Slovenia to the semifinal by posting an overall career-high and registering the top EuroBasket performance ever by an 18-year-old player.
The top scorer in the history of European Championships also talked about his national team’s efforts to defend their continental crown. “I’m very proud to play another semifinal and I’m looking forward to trying to win the championship and getting the gold. Everyone here wants to beat us because theoretically, we are the favorites. I don’t think about the EuroBaskets we have won. I only think about winning another gold,” Gasol mentioned.