Canarias Basketball Academy
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Canarias Basketball Academy
Canarias Basketball Academy
Canarias Basketball Academy logo
LeaguesLEB Plata
Founded2007; 13 years ago (2007)
ArenaPabellón de la Matanza
Canary Islands, Spain
Team colorsBlack and orange
PresidentRob Orellana
Head coachRob Orellana

Canarias Basketball Academy is a basketball institute based in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Its senior team currently plays in the Spanish Basketball Federation with there U18 and U16 teams. The junior team usually participates in the Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament. It also takes part in different tournaments in the USA such as the MaxPreps Tournament, the Hoop Group Under Armour and the Adidas Nations.

The academy

The system focuses on providing each individual with the necessary basketball skills to excel, the physical capabilities to perform these skills at an elite level, the nutritional knowledge to maximize the execution of the skills, and the mental approach to be able to perform at this elite level every day. The program emphasizes the importance of "living like a pro" in order to maximize results on the court.

Whatever the player's aspirations may be, CBA will provide him with the opportunity to maximize his abilities both on and off the court. Programs run year round and offer full-time and short-time boarding that focus on player development. Each program will produce exceptional improvement in both physical performance and in the understanding of the game.

CBA provides expert training in the following areas:

- Off court basketball training.

- Position specific skills training.

- Individual / team strategy.

- Basketball specific physical conditioning.


Founded in 2007, the Canarias Basketball Academy was created with the aim of developing basketball players from all the world. Every year over 30 nationalities are represented in the Academy and it has grown from 15 players in 2007 to more than 100 in 2015.

Canarias Basketball Academy's founder and Director, Rob Orellana, saw that an academy as CBA in Europe could provide a key stepping stone for young players wanting to play college basketball in the United States. Since then Orellana has built a unique project in Europe that has sent more than 65 players have played in NCAA Division I like Matz Stockman (Louisville), Michal Cekovsky (Maryland), Thomas van der Mars (Portland Pilots) Boris Bojanovsky (Florida State) or Vladimir Brodziansky (Texas Christian University)

On August 2014, the CBA achieved a vacant berth in LEB Plata league, the Spanish third division.[1]

Season by season

Season Tier Division Pos. W-L
2013-14 5 1ª División 1st[a] 17-2
2014-15 3 LEB Plata 11th 9-19
2015-16 5 1ª División 2nd 15-3
  1. ^ Achieved a vacant berth in LEB Plata.

Notable players

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.


  1. ^ "CBAcademy saldrá en Adecco Plata la temporada 2014/15" (in Spanish). August 9, 2014. Retrieved 2014.

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