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Getting to know: Vlad Moldoveanu (Romania)

January 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Normally, Freshmen in the NCAA don’t see the court that much except if they have extraordinary talent. Today, we are going to talk with a Freshman from Romania who is actually seeing some interesting minutes with a good NCAA team, George Mason.

We are speaking of Vlad Moldoveanu, a 2m10 forward from Romania. Vlad was a NBA Basketball without Borders participant in 2005 and was a regular contributor for the Romanian Youth NT over the last summers. So let’s see what he has to say himself about we he has accomplished so far.

First of all I want to say that besides winning the European championship Division B in 2006 and getting the MVP were the only things that I can say I have done in basketball. I got way bigger dreams personally and also with my national team and with my college team too.

So why did you sign with George Mason after your high school career with St. Johns College HS?

I signed with George Mason because I felt that they have a great program and I think they will develop me into a great player.

What type of player are you right now? Where do you see your forces and weaknesses?

I think of myself as a Small Forward-Power Forward-Center…I like players like Marco Belinelli, Hedo Turkoglu and Dirk Nowitzki so I try to get a little bit from all of them. I like watching DVD’s where thy play and try to assimilate certain parts of their game to mine.

I think my three ball and my jump shot are my biggest force as of today and I think I can improve my back to the basket game, which will help me get more open shots on the outside.

And what are your goals for the future?

My goals are to play in an European championship,World championship and at the Olympic games with my national team. I would also like to win an NCAA title. Besides that, I want to win the Euroleague 5-6 times and create a legacy for a team…kind of like what Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics did a while ago.

That’s quite an interesting career plan. So good luck Vlad and keep up working.

I wish you and your readers a happy new year, and I hope the new year that comes will be a lot better than the one that just passed.

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