With Estonia fully annexed by previous incursions by Brandon Triche, Baye Keita, Tyler Roberson, B.J. Johnson and others, the Syracuse Orange basketball program looks to a new European outpost that needs a bit of Boeheim.
It's finally time for Paris to get a little culture and Kaleb Joseph and Chino Obokoh are going to be the ones to give it to them. The Orange duo are taking part in tournament there for USA East Coast as they get ready to play teams from Europe and Africa.
Here's the official release from the team's Facebook page:
For immediate release. The 2015 USA East Coast team, in affiliation with Moneyball Sportswear and Anthony Travel, Inc, will be traveling to Paris, France as they compete against teams from Europe and Africa August 1st to 9th. This year's roster once again will have some of the best talent in collegiate basketball as Head Coach Guy Rancourt prepares his team for the anticipated FIBA opponents. Game dates, locations, and matchups will be released just prior to training camp on August 1st. For more information following us on Twitter: @East_Coast_BBC or here on Facebook: USA East Coast
Anytime you can align your amateur college athletes with something called Moneyball Sportswear, you've just got to do that.
Other players on the squad include Notre Dame's V.J. Beechem, Arkansas' Dusty Hannahs and South Carolina's Marcus Stroman.
It's good experience for both players, especially Obokoh who see his role increase this season and needs to be on the same page with one of the guys who'll be feeding him the ball.