|Martin Peterka has been averaging an impressive 18.5 points and 9.8 rebounds over the first four games|
By Robert White
Martin talks to FIBA Europe about his basketball background and his love of the ocean.
What is your first basketball memory?
I think I was six years old and my father took me to basketball practice and I started to play from there. I come from a basketball family and didn't have a chance to play another sport.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
I think my strength is that I am a big guy and I can play out to the three-point line. I can also drive to the basket from out there. My weakness is my physical strength. I'm still young, but I think it's my biggest weakness. It is my goal for next season - to get bigger.
Which players do you like to watch that influence your game?
Who is the most serious and who is the funniest guy on your team?
Did you pack anything for the U18 European Championship non-basketball related?
Beach stuff. The most interesting thing for me in Latvia is the sea. We don't have any beaches, but it's been too cold to go swimming. Our team had a boat trip along the river here in Ventspils. It was a very funny day.
What's the one thing you can't live without?
I think it's my family. They support me really well and they are the most important thing to me.
As a young basketball player, do you have a special diet?
No, I usually go to the school canteen and I eat everything there. I occasionally eat fast food. KFC is my favourite.
What do you want to achieve as a basketball player?
I want to play at a high level, have fun and do this as a profession. I would love to play for the senior national team.