Boadilla del Monte
Madrid – Spain
Itziar is a player with a variety of skills. At 5’11, she defends the post well, and her athleticism allow her defending smaller players. Itziar is also a strong rebounder thanks to her long arms. She shows great hustle and agressiveness on the court, getting back in transition, fighting every ball, screening for teammates or crashing the offensive boards. Itziar’s offensive game includes a nice 3 range shoot but she hascan to drive and hit runners, along with soft touch around the rim. Itziar is the perfect definition from a coachable player. With her great attitude, desire and academics (3.7 GPA), she is ready to take the next step in her life, being and student-athlete in the States.
Prospect as a glance
My name is Itziar Ugarte and I’m from a small city close to Madrid, Boadilla del Monte.
I started playing basketball when I was 6 years old in my own school and two years later, I began to play federated games in CB. Las Rozas. During my years in Las Rozas I worked really hard to improve my skills every day, being able to play in almost all positions, from 1 to 4.
Season 2017-2018, I played in the Basket Rivas team, winning the U16 regional championship and winning a place too for the Spanish championship, with important participation in the team.
Season 2018-2019, I have been signed by Basket Torrelodones, a club with a high level, international structure and with players and coaches from different countries ( http://bsebasketball.com ) , where I have improved my skills with extra individual technical practice sessions more and more, playing in two leagues, U18 and the Senior in 1st National Spanish Senior Women División.
I’m a team player with a strong personality, smart and intense defense and I think that I have a great IQ and a good long range shot.
I also played tennis from 6 to 13 years, and I play the piano since I was 5 years old.
I come from a sport family, my parents used to play basketball and nowadays they practice triathlon so sports and competition are a huge part of my life, also sacrifice and work ethic are present in my every day life.
Basketball has tought my values, is more than win or lost, is about compete, is about myself and my limits.
Furthermore, studies and basketball have the same level of importance in my present, so dedicating the necessary time to each of them and finding a perfect balance is essential. I have always made both compatible and that is one of the principal objectives.
I think that playing in USA is the best next step that I can take for improving my skills and grow academically and as a person.
I hope hearing from you soon.