The USC Trojans men’s basketball team will have plenty of eyes to watch their games this season. The addition of Bronny James, who is part of a roster that includes Boogie Ellis, DJ Rodman and Isaiah Collier, will garner a lot of attention throughout the season.
It kicks off in August with the Trojans traveling to Greece and Croatia for a three-city tour against professional teams from the area. The first look at Bronny James in a USC uniform will be in Greece, and this is an exciting maneuver for the Trojans.
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Here’s a rundown of the cities they’ll be playing in, as well as a statement from Andy Enfield.
The Trojans play in Athens, Greece, for one of the games on this exhibition tour. This is notable because LeBron James won bronze with the United States men’s national team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
The second city the Trojans will play in is Mykonos, Greece, before traveling to Croatia.
The Trojans play one game in Croatia, the other two in Greece. Croatia’s rich basketball heritage will give USC a diverse sample of playing styles, which in turn could serve as a moment to sharpen the roster for Andy Enfield.
Everything indicates that Vincent Iwuchukwu will be with the team for this exhibition tour. Last summer he was unable to train with the team, but he made his debut in January and showed his talent. Having a full summer gives Iwuchukwu a chance to improve significantly, which raises USC’s ceiling significantly.
Andy Enfield seems excited about the opportunity to play against professional teams abroad. This is what he said, per ESPN’s Myron Medcalf:
“We are delighted to announce our 2023 summer tour to Greece and Croatia,” began Enfield. “This is a great opportunity for our student-athletes and staff to enjoy a unique educational and cultural experience in three great cities. The three games against competitive professional teams will be invaluable for the development of the 2023/24 squad.”