According to FIBA, Alba Torrens has no fear.
In a brief profile piece over at the governing body’s official website, the 20-year-old 2009 EuroBasket Women standout is looking forward to meeting the world’s powerhouses in next year’s FIBA Worlds.
“I would like to face the USA because you always want to play a game against a team with that kind of potential,” Torrens is quoted as stating and “It would have a special significance to me to meet Australia because I have never had the opportunity to face them and they are the defending champions.”
As for Spain’s Continental rivals, says Torrens: “We are looking forward to facing the European teams and proving once again that we are at the same level as other teams.”
Torrens achieved the proverbial burst onto the world basketball scene at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with a debut performance of 18 points in 18 minutes against China on day one of the basketball tournament. Torrens was drafted by the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun this year after playing last year with Real Club Celto Indepo.
The draw for the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women will be held today. Team Spain is currently ranked no. 5 in FIBA’s women’s program rankings. Far and away the top three are the US, Russia and Australia, though Spain is just a single point in the scoring system behind no. 4 Brazil.