ANDIt is beginning to be a recognized phenomenon in the best basketball in the world. Half a hundred Spaniards surrounded Santi Aldama during his v
ANDIt is beginning to be a recognized phenomenon in the best basketball in the world. Half a hundred Spaniards surrounded Santi Aldama during his visit, along with his Memphis Grizzlies, to the Capital One Arena. The field of the Washington Wizards, the team from the country’s capital. The canary shone on the track and greeted the fans, as well as making his intentions for the future clear.
They gave Aldama a hall of honor on the court and they had the opportunity to greet him at the end of the game. “This kind of support means a lot to me. I am in a country that is not mine, and being able to see the Canarians and other Spaniards, and being able to play against them is all I ask for”, Aldama comments.
On the Capital One Arena park, the canary showed his comfort playing outside the perimeter: 75 percent accuracy in the triples, which were accompanied by 7 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 assists, 1 steal, and a total of 15 points. “I started in basketball as a point guard. And playing on the perimeter is always what I have liked the most and what I am best at. But I understand that I have to improve and get a little more insideespecially when there are smaller defenders”, he explains.
This season Aldama has tripled the number of minutes on the track compared to the previous season. “My goal is to play as much as possible and win games. Today, against the Wizards, it couldn’t be. But you have to give it your all and the results will come”, he affirms.
In these days that the FIBA windows are being held, Aldama explains that he closely follows all the matches and how good it is that Spain is already so close to qualifying for the World Cup. Regarding his availability, Aldama affirms that “hopefully I can play next summer with the National Team. I would be proud to debut with the absolute team and that is my goal.”