The mood is very upbeat in the Canary Islands when it comes to basketball.
Kalise Gran Canaria, who upset Unicaja Malaga on Sunday to climb into first place in the ACB for the first time in club history, is also in the EuroCup after completing their Qualifying Round 2 demolition of Benetton Olympic on Tuesday.
Emerging Great Britain national team star Joel Freeland poured 14 of his game-high 24 points as CB Gran Canaria stormed to a 92-64 triumph at Benetton Olympic in the opening game of their EuroCup Qualifying Round 2 tie.
The 21-year-old Freeland helped his country clinch first place in their EuroBasket 2009 qualifying group this summer and now he's turning on the style for ACB outfit Gran Canaria, scoring nine of his team's first 18 points as they built an early lead and then pulled away for a big win.
CB GRAN CANARIA
|Centro Insular de Deportes|
Avda. Alcacde Ramirez Bethencourt, 35003 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ESP
Tel: +34 (928) 21 95 60
Fax: +34 (928) 33 22 75
|Pabellon Insular Vega J-José|
Cordoba 31A, 35016 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ESP
Tel: +34 (928) 33 34 30
Fax: +34 (928) 38 22 75
Cordoba 31 A, 35016 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ESP
+34 (928) 33 34 30
+34 (928) 33 75 52
President: Agustin Medina Santana
General Manager: Himar Ojeda Perez