On April 12th Canarias Basketball Academy was crowned champion of the prestigious HoopGroup Spring Jam Fest, sponsored by Under Armour. CBA guard Xabi Gómez stood out as the MVP of the international tournament.

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This has been an unforgettable experience because I went to the USA, played versus some of  the best players in the country and we won the tournament. At the same time I had the pressure of having more than 200 coaches from different American colleges scouting me”, said the Catalonian wing. He also won the MVP award in the F4 Euroleague qualifying L’Hospitalet Tournament.

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Photo: José Juan Martín Domínguez

Furthermore, Gómez Nápoles, who has been a regular for CBA Gran Canaria in Adecco Plata, talked about the award: “Being the best player of this tournament was a great feat and shows me realise that hard work pays off”. “I am excited with whatever may come after the HoopGroup MVP. I hope that this gives me more chance to get a good university scholarship, since this has been my aim at CBA”, he concludes.