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EKU To Take Summer Trip To The Bahamas


EKU 6-foot-6 junior Devontae Blanton played in 29 games and started 19 times, averaging 11.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.93 assists last season. (EKU Athletics Photo by Corey Rush)

RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team will take a summer trip to The Bahamas and play two games in the Caribbean nation.

In accordance with NCAA rules, the team will be allowed to hold 10 full practices in preparation for the trip. Two of those practices will be open to the public – Tuesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m.

The Colonels will face The Bahamas National Team B on August 1 at 4 p.m. ET. EKU will take on Raw Talent Elite on August 3 at 8 p.m. ET. Both games will be played at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium in Nassau.

The team will return to Richmond on August 4.

With nine newcomers joining the program this summer, the additional practices and games will give the team a head start in preparation for the 2022-23 season.

EKU’s 2022 recruiting class was ranked as high as 65th in the country by 247Sports and includes the program’s first-ever ESPN four-star freshman recruit, a former four-star high school prospect, a three-star freshman point guard, a former three-star high school forward, a three-star freshman center, a junior college All-American and Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball.

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