Indiana basketball is planning an international trip to the Bahamas for a series of exhibitions beginning around August 10. It will be Indiana’s first foreign trip since the Hoosiers went to Montreal in 2014. Jeff Rabjohns of 247Sports.com reported it first.
The event will be held in the Atlantis resort. The event is expected to be open to the public.
Coaches tend to use foreign tours as a way to get an early start on building team chemistry when they have a significant amount of roster turnover because it allows teams 10 practices long before they are allowed to have full-squad practices leading up to the regular season. Obviously, that would be beneficial for Indiana at this time with Mike Woodson beginning his tenure as head coach, two new assistant coaches joining the program, and significant shifts in the roster makeup.
The Hoosiers lost two starters (Aljami Durham and Armaan Franklin) and a key bench player (Jerome Hunter) to transfers. They added three transfers in Xavier Johnson from Pittsburgh. Michael Durr from South Florida, and Miller Kopp from Northwestern and will also be working in transfer Parker Stewart from Tennessee-Martin, who joined the program in December but did not play this season. On top of that, Indiana also has two incoming freshmen expected to play important roles in guard Tamar Bates and center Logan Duncomb.
From the Atlantis Resort site:
SUMMER BASKETBALL IN PARADISE
Join us in paradise to watch the Indiana Hoosiers men’s basketball team as they visit Atlantis August 10-16, 2021.
IU will be competing against BC MEGA from Serbia on August 13th and 15th.
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