Canarias Basketball Academy’s first team is going to travel this weekend to Barcelona where it is going to face a relegation contender at 5 pm (insular time) in Adecco Plata.

Two similar teams in terms of youth and aim (training young players) are going to be gathered at Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper and the score of the first half is not a guarantee for CBA this time.

Kaleb Wright, en el encuentro de ida contra el Barça

Photo: José Juan Martín Domínguez

In that sense, the Grancanarian team beat Barcelona 75-58 which meant the first CBA victory and its turning point in Adecco Plata.

FC Barcelona is the tenth in the standings with 9 wins and 15 loses and comes to this date with two defeats in a row, the most recent vs Marín Peixegalego (68-62).

CBA Gran Canaria, for its part, is the 12th (8/14) but has played two games less than its opponent. In the last game, the Academy lost to Grupo Eulen Carrefour El Bulevar de Ávila (51-66) on a day in which Kaleb Wright added 12 ranking points.

CBA coach Pepe Carrión underlines that this is a “very important game for our aspirations to survive relegation vs a rival that is a win ahead of us and, in case of a tie, the basketaverage would be important”. 

About FC Barcelona, the Sevillian coach thinks that it is “a team with many young players, with great possibilities of growth, that tries to be intense and aggressive, with too much quality in offense and big players against whom we could suffer more on rebounding. Moreover, we have had problems to practice in the whole week because of the lack of players which made us call players that had never practiced with us before. Anyway, we are going to go to Barcelona with the intention of winning”.

Finally, the officials designated for this game corresponding to the 25th games in Liga Adecco Plata are son Antonio Zamora and Rodrigo González.