RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — IN a week’s time the Richmond Spiders Men’s Basketball team will leave the friendly confines of their campus and head off to Europe. Richmond will visit three countries in two weeks.
The first leg of their journey will take them to Ireland, where they will absorb some culture as well as play some basketball. The trip will then continue on to The Netherlands and Germany. College teams are allowed to travel abroad once every four years.
Fresh off the Nike Skills Academy, T.J. Cline said he looked forward to bringing what he learned back with him to his teammates. He and ShawnDre’ Jones will be the team’s senior leaders in the 2016-2017 seaosn. Their goal is to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time in each of their careers.
Freshman Nick Sherod and Monte Buckingham will be along for the ride as well. Sherod just graduated from St. Christopher’s School and Buckingham from Henrico. Each has been enrolled at UR for about a month, and each is ready to be a part of the team at home and abroad.