Welcome back to ouTTakes, a podcast that’s here to discuss Maryland sports from an inside perspective. Our goal of the podcast is to shine a different light on Terps sport figures and allow you to get to know them as people.
This time, Lila Bromberg, Matt Levine and Jordan Gold were joined by Maryland men’s basketball legend and NBA player Greivis Vásquez.
On this episode:
- Vásquez talks about his journey from Venezuela, where he was born, to the United States.
- What current NBA star did Vásquez play with in high school?
- What is his favorite memory as a Terp?
- Vásquez discusses the importance of basketball in his life and why he never held back from letting his passion show.
- He explains the shimmy move that he is known for.
- He recalls how special Maryland’s rivalry with Duke was when he was playing.
- How special was it for Vásquez to be named the 2009-10 ACC Player of the Year and win the Bob Cousy Award?
- He led the NBA in total assists (704) in 2012-13. Did Vásquez ever imagine playing at that high of a level?
- Vásquez touches on his “it moment” in the NBA and his favorite memory from playing in the league.
- He played for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2015-16, which was Giannis Antetokounmpo’s second season. Vásquez gives his initial thoughts on the current NBA star and discusses how he thought he would evolve as a player.
- Vásquez discusses his recent injury and how he has been working to make an NBA comeback.
- Would Vásquez ever consider coming back and working for Maryland if the opportunity presented itself?
- We end on a series of rapid fire questions.
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