As reported last week by Project Spurs' Paul Garcia, Adam Hanga - Spurs' 2011 NBA draftee - was in San Antonio to acclimate himself with the team and take in the Alamo City.
After his visit to San Antonio, he is back in Hungary and spoke with Nemzeti Sport Online on his visit with the Spurs.
First off, Hanga felt the trip to San Antonio was "super cool" and was very excited to see Tim Duncan's and Tony Parker's locker in the Spurs' locker room.
Hanga went on to say the Spurs were able to talk with him about what the team plans to do with him, ran him through some training sessions, went through a medical check up, and even gave him a plan to improve. Specifically, he said San Antonio told him he needs to get stronger and gave him a training plan to follow during the summer.
Hanga also spoke on his tour of the Spurs practice facility and said everything about the facility was professional, modern, and loved the fact the billiard tables in the facility had the Spurs' logo across the tables.
He further said despite the NBA lockout, he will still continue to workout, get himself ready should the Spurs bring him over and he was happy to get a Spurs' sports bag, socks, T-shirt, and pants for his summer training.
Hanga also takes comfort in the Spurs' great reputation of incorporating foreign basketball players and points to Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili as prime examples.
Overall, Hanga says his visit with the Spurs only inspired him to work hard and feels he could be offered a contract by the Spurs in two seasons if he puts in the work.
Since the source is a Hungarian news website, Hanga's answers are a rough English translation as provided by Google Translate.
I wish Mr. adam hanga well. Hope he develops his game to the nba standard and more importantly to the spurs standards. He has the height which the spurs prefers - 6'7" or shorter to sign!
on draft night i thought spurs shold've drafted justin harper for his complete offensive game but lack of defence and david lighty for his defence and they could work with eachother to improve but after seeing hunga's highlights im pretty happy cos he seems very good and smooth. (still think the should've kept george hill and got harper though)
The Spurs see the potential in this kid. I hope he puts in the work and follows their workout plan and we see him in SA in a couple of years. Judging by the highlight videos and scouting reports on him, he is really gifted athletically. I'm most excited about Hanga then any player the Spurs drafted this year.
this sounds like one of those "make a wish" type things. sounds like the kid that tony brought last year to practice and dinner and stuff.
i am happy to hear he is a "fan" 1st and all now lets see if he can ball well enough to get on the squad.