MADRID (Liga Endesa/FIBA Americas Championship) - A new wave of youngsters is expected to hit international basketball in the very near future for Canada but that doesn't mean the national team is going to forget its veterans.
Carl English of Asefa Estudiantes has this season put everyone on notice back home that at 31 years of age, he is at the peak of his career and stands a good chance of representing his country at the FIBA Americas Championship in Caracas, Venezuela.
For the fourth time in 2012-13, English's performance has earned him the honour as the Spanish Liga Endesa Player of the Week.
In his team's 79-77 win over Lagun Aro GBC, English scored 31 points and ended up with a valuation of 41.
The victory lifted Estu into the eighth and final play-off spot midway through season.
MVP honors will give a player like English something positive to reflect on once he stops playing, but he says it’s not that important to him now.
"To be MVP does not mean much to me," he said.
"We won, that's what matters.
"It was an important game we've got despite not playing well."
Estu were struggling against Lagun Aro but English came to the rescue.
"We were having problems on offense, so I took more responsibility," he said.
"I felt really good."
English last represented Canada at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship in Mar del Plata.