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|InterBasket > Player Profiles > Juan Carlos Navarro, Spain Ibn Facts: Began with the F.C. Barcelona juniors in 1996-97 as a 16-year-old, then moved up to the F.C. Barcelona B team in the EBA League... Split time between the EBA and Spain’s top league, the ACB, in 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons. In 1999-00, joined F.C. Barcelona’s top team and has played three seasons there, increasing his contribution each year...Helped F.C. Barcelona to the Spanish National Championship in 1999 and 2001. Has been a member of the Spanish Junior National Team...Helped his team to the gold medal at the 1998 European Junior Championship. Helped Spain capture the gold medal at the 1999 World Championship...Played on Spain’s National Team in the 2000 Olympic Games...In 2001-02, is one of four guards that played between 20 and 25 minutes per game...Through 29 games, was averaging 10.2 points and 2.4 assists while sharing playing time with former Maryland guard Sarunas Jasikevicius, Atlanta Hawks 1997 draft pick Alain Digbeu and veteran point guard Nacho Rodriguez...Scouting reports indicate that he currently uses his explosive quickness more to create shots for himself than others but is maturing in this regard... Telebasket.com praises his quick feet and on-the-ball pressure. Has worked to increase his range and is now dangerous from three-point land. 1997-98 FC Barcelona(jun) 1998 Nike Italian Camp 1998-99 FC Barcelona(EBA) 1999 Nike Summer Camp in FC Barcelona 2000 re-signed with FC Barcelona for 5 years 2001-02 FC Barcelona(1T) Member of the Spanish Junior National Team, won the gold medal at the 1998 European Junior Championship. Bronze medal at the 2001 European Championship in Turkey. with the Senior National Team. Won the 1997-98 Spanish Junior Championship, the ACB Spanish Title and the Korac Cup in 1998-99. Played the 2000-01 and 2001-02 ACB League All-Star Game. Won the 2000-01 Spanish National Cup (Copa del Rey) and Championship.||
Name: Juan Carlos Navarro
Nickname: La Bomba (The Bomb)
Origin: Sant Feliu Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
Height: 6-3 /1,91m
Weight: 170lbs/77,1 kg.
Drafted: 2002, Second Round, 40th pick by the Washington Wizards
Languages: Spanish, English
Website: bombanavarro.com & InterBasket
Teams (jersey): Spanish National Team (7), F.C. Barcelona
Ibn Notes: Known as La Bomba, Navarro is a crafty, clutch shooter and is one of the top European players yet to try his hand at the NBA, though he was selected by the Wizards in the 1997 draft. Rumour has it, La Bomba will be suiting up for an NBA team during the 2006-07 season.
FibaEurope: He is one of the most talented players in Spanish basketball history and his career stats with the national team prove it. With Gasol out of the team, Juan Carlos Navarro will need to step up and raise his usually great performances. He is an offensive threat from any distance, as well as a great ball handler and dribbler who has played point guard in many situations even when he fits much better at the “2”. Navarro is always ready to shoot a three or use his dribbling and quickness to drive to the basket and score a layup or one of his “bombas”, a very particular shot that has given him the nickname of “La bomba” (the bomb). Extremely fast, he excels on the break and in transition. In spite of many ups and downs, he is always ready to take the important shot and he is very reliable from the free throw line in the clutch.
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