Our Men’s and Women’s teams returned from China on July 11th after a two week tour. The Men’s team played teams from China, Lithuania and Germany in the same 3-city, 9-game round robin format. The team went 9-0 on the trip including a thrilling two-point win over China in the finale. The roster of the Men’s team was: Brian Addison (Buffalo/Portugal), Tyler Cain (South Dakota/Latvia), Lance Jeter (Nebraska/Holland), LaMarcus Reed (Texas-Arlington), Orion Outerbridge (Rhode Island), Lamonte Ulmer (Rhode Island/Luxembourg), Anthony Gurley (Massachusetts/New Zealand), Taj McCullough (Winthrop/D-League/Australia). Adam Waddell (Wyoming) and Marquis Jones (Rhode Island/Germany).
The Women played in the Sino-American Pre-Olympic Challenge against the Chinese Olympic team. They lost the three games against Team China, the last by only five points. They then defeated the Chinese National “B” team in two of three games in a second city. All the games against Team China were televised throughout China to over one billion people, as well as on some USA cable networks, on CCTV-Channel 5, the ESPN of China.
Our Assistant Coach for the event, Ryan Johnson of Northern Colorado, with the help of the Northern Colorado video department, produced this video of the most recent China tour. Included are dozens of pictures of the trip.