Career: Siglo XXI (Spain-School, 2000-03), Estudiantes Madrid (Spain-ACB, 2003-06).
Sergio Rodríguez, the MVP of the U-18 European Championship 2004, has already become a star in the highly-demanding ACB League. With several games of more than 20 points and 10 assists - breaking many under-20 players records - Rodríguez showed he is ready to play a role with Spain after a tough start at 2005 EuroBasket, when he played only three minutes overall.
The 20-year-old budding superstar is a very spectacular player, with incredible quickness, dribbling and 1-on-1 skills. He excels in passing but is very risky and still weak in defence. Rodríguez will have to adjust to a much different role with the National Team. But he can be a sensation in Japan. If he steps on court, sit down and enjoy. He will make it worth the time.