Willy Hernangomez: “I’m proud that we are compared with the Gasols”

2017-07-31T17:46:43+00:00 2017-07-31T17:55:30+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

31/Jul/17 17:46


Pau and Marc Gasol’s legacy in the Spanish national team can find a continuation in the face of Willy and Juancho Hernangomez. Such comparisons, fill them with pride, as the New York Knicks center admits.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

The preparation squad of the Spanish national team ahead of the EuroBasket features something truly unique. Two different pairs of brothers. The Gasol brothers, Pau and Marc, and the Hernangomez representation with Willy and Juancho.

As Willy says, being compared to the mighty Gasol duo is something that makes him proud since the achievements of Pau and Marc makes them model figures for him and his brother.

“I’m proud that we are compared with the Gasols,” Hernangomez said to Marca. “It’s not usual and I don’t think it’s going to happen again. It’s going to be very difficult to match or do something close to what they have done. My brother and I are starting on our road. It’s my brother’s first year here with the national team and, well, we want to work hard. Give everything to Spain. So that in the future, when they talk about brothers in the national team, they will remember us as well.”

Juancho thinks that the Gasols are already… scared of him and Willy. “We told them to play a pickup game and in the end, they didn’t dare. They are afraid of us,” joked the Denver Nuggets player.