“When I look at my early basketball career, I see an undersized point guard with hardly any talent trying to keep up with others but mostly failing. Now I play college basketball and study on one of the most prestige Liberal Arts College in USA. How? I joined an academy that made my dream come true. GBA made me who I am now as far as basketball player and it changed me as a person as well. Individual skills, basketball IQ and willingness to give 100% every day are one of many things I acquired at GBA and if not for the immense care of the coaching staff and the work I have put in, I would not be here. GBA changed my life. The hours spent on court sweating and being short of breath got me here, where I always wanted to be.”
GBA Sparta Praha has added to its score another success when the male “A” team player Simon Zajicek and a member of the Spartan basketball team has got a contract at a prestigious private university William Jewell College in Missouri in the USA. Cardinals basketball team plays in The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), which is a very good competition in NCAA second division. Four teams from this conference took place in TOP25 NCAA second division of the United States (Drury, Wisconsin-Parkside, Indianapolis, Great Superior State University). A team led by an experienced coach Larry Holley was moved up to the second division two years ago, and it has big ambitions for the future - to get a respected position in the western group of this Conference. “Simon worked hard and dutifully to 120% in each training. It is a pleasure to work with such a great player”, says Julian Betko about Simon, a head coach and director of GBA. “We will miss in GBA this type of player with such determination, will and fighting spirit, who is able to encourage tirelessly and pull the team throughout the match. But, for these dispositions Simon deserves the university”, says Julian Betko convincingly. Simon Zajicek will tell us more about his fulfilled dream in an interview that is coming soon.