MADRID (FIBA Americas Championship/FIBA Basketball World Cup) - To see Carl English have an explosive game or two in the Liga Endesa is nothing new.
The Canada international had a reputation for putting up big numbers in his Spanish career heading into the 2012-13 campaign, be it with Gran Canaria, Baskonia (Caja Laboral), Joventut Badalona, Cajasol Sevilla or his team now, Asefa Estudiantes.
But for English to torch opponents as frequently as he has this season has been remarkable.
The 31-year-old is 29 of 64 (45%) from behind the three-point line, and 13 of 18 in his last two games.
English has reached double-digits in all but one of this season´s games and on three occasions, he has scored 30 points or more.
He enjoyed one of the finest outings of his career on Sunday to lead Estu in an 89-66 romp over Blusens Monbus.
English hit eight of 11 shots from behind the arc and finished with 39 points.
It contributed to a sky-high valuation of 45 and netted English an astonishing third Player of the Week award just 10 weeks into the Liga Endesa.
"The coaches are giving me a lot of confidence and I feel that I´m really in the best moment of my career, both mentally and physically,"
"I have very good sensations."
Estu, who were supposed to be relegated at the end of last season but maintained their place in the top flight to fill a vacancy, find themselves in seventh place.
It´s a stunning turnaround for one of Spain´s most famous basketball institutions and English has had a major impact on the club´s change of fortunes.
Moncho Fernandez, the coach of a Blusens team that has been very impressive in its own right so far, tipped his hat to the Canadian.
"English hit several three-pointers, even when he had a hand in his face," Fernandez said.
"So there is nothing else you can do."
English has enjoyed some bright moments in his Canada career.
Among them was his 47.4% (18 of 38) shooting display from long range at the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship.
At that event, the team won a critical game against the Dominican Republic, 80-76, to seal a spot in the Semi-Finals and a place at the
2010 FIBA World Championship.
English was three of six on three-balls in that contest.
He was dropped to the bench for the next two games, however, as a disciplinary measure, and Canada fell to Brazil before losing to Argentina in the Bronze Medal clash.
After missing the World Championship in Turkey, English returned to the national side for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship and shot 44.8% (13 of 29) from the arc.
Canada didn't claim a top-five finish, however, and missed out on the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
His performances for Estu are sure to be raising eyebrows in Canada, where the national team is to be coached by Jay Triano.
Will English be with Triano and Canada next summer in Venezuela at the FIBA Americas Championship and help the national team in their bid to reach the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup?
For now, he's enjoying his time with Estu.
"I feel very well and the team is playing very well and we are fighting for everything," he said in remarks carried on the ACB website.
"It's a very important win for us because we know that to reach the Copa Del Rey, we had to win this game.
"My goal is this season to be able to play in the Copa del Rey, and play-offs.
"I think we can achieve this. We have to continue to fight, be concentrated and confident in winning."