In addition to his reference, José Miguel Prieto is his first follower: “I think he prefers that I have dedicated myself to basketball. He enjoys a lot, suffers like the most and always supports me. He’s the first to message me when things haven’t gone well. I learn from my father every day. “ The truth is that its characteristics are very different: “At first they told me that I did not have that character of my father. But every time I get more out of it. I like to compete and I think that comes from me. “
Alba is averaging 5.3 points and 2.0 assists in more than 24 minutes of play per game. Some remarkable figures in a newcomer in the 21-year-old category: “It is being all a dream. I was uncertain about my first year at LF Endesa, but in the end Carlos Cantero trusts me, the team trusts me and I’m playing more minutes than I expected. “
One of the keys that she repeats is the team that has bet on her and her style of play: “Durán Maquinaria Ensino’s basketball is a game where I have a lot of possibilities. We want to defend a lot, to know where we have the advantage. Everyone treats me very well and I have teammates with a lot of experience and more vision of the game. I can have more speed, but my mind does not go as fast as them. Everything I can absorb from them, I will accept. “ affirms Alba.
You also know that you have room for improvement. Assures that “I can improve in all facets of my game, but I am still in the development phase. I have to settle on what I’m good at and improve others. For example, this year I’m not shooting very well out of three. ” And among the objectives of the future is prudent and wants to settle “In this League and enjoy a little more on the court. I love competing, it runs in the family. Basketball has given me all the people I have ever met. And playing in the highest category gives you the ability to understand life in a different way. Without basketball I couldn’t live. “
Actually, at the age of 16 he made his debut at LF Endesa with CB Conquero, and although his presence was testimonial, he remembers the 2016 Queen’s Cup: “It was a baby, but I remember it with great enthusiasm. In addition, it was a great game against a great team such as Perfumerías Avenida. That year I was with players from whom I learned a lot like Rosó Buch or María Pina and I have great memories of that day. “
Alba Prieto is one of the cases of a player who has combined her training in the American NCAA and in the LF2: “I went to the United States for a year, but then I came back. And I don’t regret my decision. I understand the colleagues who leave, because the ability to study while doing sports is much greater there. Here I study, but I don’t have the facilities that American universities give you, but the sporting level in LF2 is higher. “