Santiago Aldama talks FIBA U18 MVP honor, NCAA excitement

2019-08-14T18:45:59+00:00 2019-08-14T18:45:59+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

14/Aug/19 18:45

Santiago Aldama talks to Eurohoops and shares his feelings about winning the MVP honor at the FIBA U18 Tournament in Volos.

By Myrto Tsitsiou /

VOLOS — Spain is back to the pinnacle of FIBA U18, all thanks to the effort of the tournament’s MVP, Santiago Aldama.

2001-born Aldama stood out at the FIBA U18 that took place in Volos, Greece with an average of 18 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists per game.

Eurohoops caught up with the Spanish forward (2.11m.) at the end of the tournament and he shared his thoughts on the gold medal and the MVP honor.

“I’m really happy and proud, but I think it was teamwork. It was my turn, though anyone could be in my place. I won this honor thanks to my teammates, during each practice they pushed me to my limit. This honor is also their own”, Aldaba tells Eurohoops.

He also talked about his plans for next season, where he will play for Loyola Maryland in the NCAA. “I believe we’re going to do great things there. I’m excited!”

Here’s a taste of MVP Santiago Aldama: