- Shonn Miller is on a basketball European goodwill tour with several fellow Ivy Leaguers via the Global Sports Academy. On Sunday, Miller had a huge game for his GSA team, finishing with 20 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block, and 1 assist in under 20 minutes while shooting 8/14 from the floor (1 dunk) and 1/3 from 3-pt range. See click here to see the itinerary for the tour and roster. Cornell Athletics writes:
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell senior men's basketball player Shonn Miller is joining a team made up of collegiate players from Division I, II and III on a goodwill tour through Belgium, The Netherlands and England through the Global Sports Academy.
Miller missed the 2013-14 season due to injury, but was a first-team All-Ivy League selection the previous year after averaging 11.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.9 steals, 1.9 blocks and 0.9 assists in 27 starts. He shot 48 percent from the floor and 79 percent from the free-throw line. The 2011-12 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, he already ranks high on the school's career list in blocks (fifth, 99) and could also hit the top 10 in steals (88) by the end of the season.
The team from the Global Sports Academy will play five games in seven days against a number of club teams while enjoying numerous sight-seeing opportunities in the three countries. The group returns to the United States on Thursday, Aug. 21.
Dartmouth assistant coach Jordan Watson leads the team that features five Ivy League players, including Miller. Yale's Javier Duren and Matt Townsend, Dartmouth's John Golden and Princeton's Clay Wilson will also be part of the tour. Rounding out the roster is Bryce Pressley and Alex Wintering from Portland, Joseph Lococo from West Liberty, Christopher Lee of Northwood, Zach Monaghan of Minnesota-Mankato and Bryant Ackerman of Elmhurst.
Since 1991, Global Sports Academy has been arranging tours for college and youth teams from the United States and countries around the world to promote international competition and goodwill. It was initially established to provide athletes overseas playing opportunities in ice hockey and has grown to support a total of 12 different sports that compete in 25 different countries. As a not-for-profit organization, its mission is to create and arrange athletic competition between equally matched teams at all international levels, promote international goodwill and a better understanding between nations through sports.
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