Asier García Pereiro

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Asier García Pereiro
CAN v ESP basketball 2012 Paralympics.jpg
Garcia playing versuses Canada at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born (1981-06-11) June 11, 1981 (age 33)
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Wheelchair basketball

Asier García Pereiro (born June 11, 1981) is a wheelchair basketball player from Spain. He represented Spain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics as a member of Spain men's national wheelchair basketball team.

Personal[edit]

García was born on June 11, 1981 in Pais Vasco. In 2012, he lived in Madrid.[1]

Wheelchair basketball[edit]

García is a 4 point player.[2]

National team[edit]

García competed in wheelchair basketball at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. It was the first time the Spanish national team had qualified for the Paralympics in 16 years.[3] In London, he was coached by Oscar Trigo.[4] His team finished fifth overall.[3] He played in the game against Turkey and the United States.[5] He was a member of the national team at the 2013 European Championships. His team finished with a bronze medal after defeating Sweden, and Garcia was the third best performer with an average of 10 points per game, 4 rebounds per game and 6 assists per game.[6][6] In the game against Sweden, he led the team in scoring with 19 points, rebounds with 8 and had 4 assists.[7]

Club[edit]

In 2009, García played for Fuhnpaiin-Peraleda.[8][9] During the 2011/2012 season, he played for CID Casa Murcia Getafe.[10] In 2013, he played club wheelchair basketball for Lagun Aro Bilbao.[6] In a game against Getafe that season, he led the team in scoring with 26 points.[11] In a game against Mideba Extremadura, he scored 16 points.[12][13] He scored 4 points in the team's loss to ONCE.[14] In mid-November, Garcia ranked second in the league in average number of rebounds per game with 11.5.[15][16] He has acted as an ambassador of sorts for the team, encouraging Colombian national team members Daniel Díaz and José Leep to join the team for the 2013/2014 season.[17]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JJ.PP. Londres 2012 — Portal del Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in Spanish). Csd.gob.es. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  2. ^ 25 de septiembre de 2011. 00:00h Redacción.  Madrid. "Histórica medalla de bronce del equipo español de Baloncesto en Silla de Ruedas en el Campeonato de Europa — La Razón digital" (in Spanish). Larazon.es. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Lo Ăşltimo de lo Ăşltimo — Jaume LlambĂ­ Riera, jugador de la selecciĂłn espaĂąola de baloncesto nos habla de los obstĂĄculos diarios que encuentra en Madrid — Entrevistas y Reportajes" (in Spanish). Loultimodeloultimo.com. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  4. ^ "El baloncesto en silla de Ruedas ha experimentado una evolución espectacular" (in Spanish). Diario La Comarca de Puertollano. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Página Oficial del Comité Paralímpico Español" (in Spanish). Paralimpicos.es. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  6. ^ a b c "España, bronce en el Europeo de baloncesto en silla de ruedas" (in Spanish). 20minutos.es. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  7. ^ "España comienza con victoria el Europeo de silla de ruedas de Alemania" (in Spanish). MARCA.com. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  8. ^ "Trabajada victoria de España ante Holanda" (in Spanish). MARCA.com. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  9. ^ "Solidaridad Digital - ¡A por el oro!" (in Spanish). Solidaridaddigital.es. 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  10. ^ "Soria y Robles se caen de la lista de convocados para los Juegos Paralímpicos — ABC.es — Noticias Agencias" (in Spanish). ABC.es. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  11. ^ "El Bidaideak SR pasa por encima del Getafe (73-57)" (in Spanish). Eldesmarquebizkaia.com. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  12. ^ "El Mideba sigue fuerte en casa." (in Spanish). Hoy.es. 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  13. ^ "El Bidaideak se queda a un paso de la remontada en la cancha del Mideba (67-65)" (in Spanish). Eldesmarquebizkaia.com. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  14. ^ "El Bidaideak BSR no puede con el poderío del campeón Fundosa (69-40)" (in Spanish). Eldesmarquebizkaia.com. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  15. ^ MARCO A. RODRÍGUEZ. "Líderes estadísticos frente el líder." (in Spanish). Hoy.es. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  16. ^ Marco A. Rodríguez (2013-11-23). "Líderes estadísticos frente el líder." (in Spanish). Hoy.es. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  17. ^ "Conexión colombiana para el Bidaideak Bilbao BSR" (in Spanish). Eldesmarquebizkaia.com. Retrieved 2013-11-26.