"I like to give the fans a show."
When you hear that from a player you know you're talking with someone who's not only playing for himself, but also knows he has an unsigned contract with those who came to watch him and are looking for an added value.
In the case of France's Evan Fournier it's enough to watch him to understand that he brings that added value.
Fournier is one of the reasons France climbed to a 2-1 record in the Qualifying Round.
With a win over Turkey tomorrow they will most probably play in the semi-finals.
Together with Leo Westermann and the tall point guard Mathis Keita France holds a great back-court trio in their chase for a medal.
The Late 1992 born, 196cm guard/forward leads his team with 13.3 ppg so far, including 14 today but it's more of how he does it that makes him worth following.
He started the tournament with very low percentages, making only four out of 19 attempts in the first two games.
In the last two he already climbed to 14 out of 24, and is giving the fans a reason to cheer.
He was born to a family of athletes.
His father was one of the best Judo athletes in France at the time.
Evan went in another direction but not before he checked some other directions.
"Basketball wasn't my first sport," he says in a special interview with fibaeurope.com.
"Before I was trying my skills in Judo, Track and field and Swimming," but none really captured his heart.
On court Fournier has his own specialty, but the person that made him fall in love with the game is a classic figure.
"When I saw Michael Jordan play I started to get more involved in basketball. I wanted to be able to do those things."
When he was eight years old he made his first moves on the basketball court.
Soon he was spotted by the French scouts and a year ago he moved to the famous INSEP institute where he's playing with seven of the players in this national team.
He will continue to play there for two more years before choosing his next step.
"As opposed from the other sports I tried basketball as a team sport.
"When you lose or win it's always inside a team and that's something I liked better than the individual sports I was in."
Fournier showed a lot of offensive talent and diversity so far. An intriguing prospect that still has a long way to go before becoming a top pro player, or getting close to the one who made him fall for the game, but so far he's on the right path.
Working on his shooting and mostly his defense will upgrade his level.
When asked about his on court habits he admits with a shy laugh - "I prefer the offensive side," before finishing with the opening sentence.
A lot of hard work is ahead of France on the way to a medal, and much more is ahead of Fournier, but if things would fall in the right places in a few years France will enjoy another player on the list of those who can give a show on the court.