Italy's Marco Mordente is expected to play for coach Carlo Recalcati again this summer when the Azzurri attempt to qualify for EuroBasket 2009 in Poland.
The 29-year-old Benetton Treviso guard wants to represent his country as long as he can.
Once his playing days are over, though, maybe we'll find Mordente in the kitchen of a restaurant whipping up a special pasta.
That's what FIBA Europe discovered in "24 seconds with Marco Mordente".
FIBA Europe: What does Marco Mordente think of when he wakes up in the morning?
Marco Mordente: (Smiling) I don't know, that's a nice question. I think the most important thing that I think is to have a big breakfast with soya milk cereal, marmalade and fruit. Then, after one hour, hour and a half, I can start to think because before that, it's very difficult.
FIBA Europe: What's the best movie you have seen?
Marco Mordente: Amacord by Federico Fellini
FIBA Europe: If you could have your choice of a meal, what would you like to eat?
Marco Mordente: A big plate of pasta. I'm an Italian.
FIBA Europe: If you had all the money in the world and could own any car, what would that be?
Marco Mordente: A car? No. I don't care too much about that. I would like to go to Africa, help the children and live with them and help them have a better life. It's my dream, and maybe one day I can do that.
FIBA Europe: If you were not professional basketball player, what career would you like to have?
Marco Mordente: I'd like to be a cook.
FIBA Europe: And what your speciality dish be?
Marco Mordente: I don't know, maybe salad because right now, I can't cook anything. Salad is the best thing I can do now.