UMass basketball gets ‘invaluable’ experience during European trip
May college teams are making memories over the summer with trips abroad. The Massachusetts men's basketball team took theirs to two major European cities, London and Paris.
The Minutemen competed against professional teams, winning all three exhibitions by more than 40 points, but what will be remembered more is the experiences off the court as the team explored the cities as tourists.
Schools are permitted to fund abroad trips for a team once every four years.
"I'm already going to go to our athletic director [Ryan Bamford] and talk to him about the potential to go again in four years if that rule doesn't change," Kellogg told MassLive.com. "I thought it was invaluable, especially after all the positive feedback we've gotten from fans and people in the UMass community. It was definitely worth it."
Check out some of the images of the trip below.
And we're off!!!! pic.twitter.com/QyFP53B5wS— Derek Kellogg (@CoachKellogg) August 18, 2015
Team photo pic.twitter.com/akKiUXUiJb— Derek Kellogg (@CoachKellogg) August 19, 2015
Day 2 out here in London! pic.twitter.com/DtrMBZIpgB— Zachary Ryan (@Zach_Coleman3) August 22, 2015