Usman Garuba Alari (born March 9, 2002) is a Spanish basketball player for Real Madrid in the ACB La Liga and Euroleague. Garuba was born in Madrid, Spain, to Nigerian parents and joined the youth sections of spanish club real Madrid at the age of 11. In 2019, at the age of 17, he became the youngest starter in Real Madrid’s history. Garuba was named MVP of the 2016 FIBA European U16 Championship at the age of 14 and led Spain to three medals in FIBA junior tournaments.
Usman Garuba at the Giant Campus in Madrid. It looks like science fiction, but it’s real. This has happened on Friday morning, with the visit of real Madrid’s inner player to the San José del Parque school, which has caused the nerves of the little ones with their visit.
The morning began with skill competitions with the groups of the oldest participants and with the preparation of the fun greeting for Garuba in the group of the little ones. Upon his arrival, Usman aroused the interest of the participants with such interesting issues as, “How did you feel on your debut with Real Madrid?”
The prepared team of coaches with the Campus Gigantes de Madrid, with Gabriel Alvaro (Usman’s coach at Real Madrid) as well as Tris, Javier Juárez (during his time at the EBA of Real Madrid) and Max Solé, his partner in the subsidiary just a year ago, delighted the players with the experiences in common with Garuba at younger ages , such as Usman’s performance of 100 ratings in a match that called everyone’s impression.
The little ones did not get short of their questions and had a happiest day, taking even postcards signed by the promising white and international player in training categories with the Spanish national team.