Andrea Hernangómez has just arrived in the US thanks to a basketball scholarship. She is going to study Business at Fairfield University (Connecticut), a Division I University, where she will combine her studies with basketball. Sister of the NBA players Willy and Juancho, Andrea has decided to follow the footsteps of her brothers and compete in the United States while studying a university career. Today she tells us how she made the decision and what she expects from her experience in the USA, you cannot miss it!
The truth is that I have always wanted to study abroad and live the experience. And when I saw my brothers fulfilling their dream, I thought it was time to meet mine as well and go to the USA.
Without lies, I would tell you that it is a long enough process to do it alone. After all, it is a process in which it is worth occupying your time.
Honestly, I’m pretty calm with that topic. I know that the one they call to go to play at their university is me and not just the little one of the Hernángomez. They have seen me and my work is what they liked. As for my brothers, I could reach that level, but it takes a lot of work.
As it happens to all the players who arrive new to the USA, you have to go through a few months of training to get use to it and to the team. The coach trusts me a lot, but it will depend on my training.
What will cost me most will be to be away from my family since I have always been in Madrid and I have not moved from there. Also the change of language and the little time you have between trips and parties to study.
The word is maturity, either personally or in the game. I see this experience as something positive that will help me to become a person and a player.
That you enjoy, that you stop thinking about the previous action and live the present. Everything is lived in the moment and that moment can not be wasted.
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