The Canarias Basketball Academy is pleased to announce that forward, Joshua Tomaic (6´9/210), has signed his National Letter of Intent and will continue his studies and playing career at the University of Maryland the next four seasons. Joshua who hails from the Canarian Island of Lanzarote will become the first player born in the Canary Islands to play in a Top25 team in NCAA Division I.
“Joshua’s improvement has skyrocketed in the last two seasons. He has made a conscientious decision to work both on the court and in the books and what we are seeing today are the results of those efforts although he still has a big window for improvement. Also, the trust that Joshua and his mother put in us when Joshua had the opportunity to play for other clubs in the Canary Islands made us want to push him as much as possible. Knowing we helped a young man from the Canary Islands achieve his dreams makes it all the more gratifying”, said the Academy´s Director, Rob Orellana.
Now, after two seasons at CBA, Joshua receives a full scholarship to one of the most prestigious academic institutions and basketball programs in the United States. Coincidentally, he will join former CBA player, Michal Cekovsky at Maryland.
Tomaic had this to say: “I’m very extremely happy because I can make my dream come true. My family and I are very thankful with Rob Orellana and all the CBA´s coaches; they gave me the great opportunity to be part of the Academy. I have worked so much and I have lived two hard years, but it doesn´t matter now because I´m going to be playing in the states. I think that Canarias Basketball Academy is the best place in the world to make your dreams come true and to achieve your goals”.
Best of luck to you, Joshua!