An International Education
New look Lions head to Spain in mid-August to learn about different cultures, new customs and each other.
July 30, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- LMU men's basketball, which will feature a 2014-15 roster with seven newcomers and a new coaching staff led by Head Coach Mike Dunlap, will take an 11-day trip to Spain starting on August 11th. With the trip, Dunlap hopes the team will use the international experience to come together.
The Lions will arrive in Madrid on August 12 with two games slated, the first on Aug. 14 and the other on Aug. 16. The Lions will then head to Barcelona on Aug. 17 and play two more games, the third game on Aug. 18 and the final game on Aug. 20. They will return home on Aug. 22.
"This will be an amazing opportunity for our program," said Dunlap. "LMU is about the education of the whole person and we are thankful that as a group we can come together and experience a different country and different cultures. This will be a great chance for these young men to learn and grow."
A big piece to that education is learning about one another. The Lions have a diverse and young roster and Dunlap hopes the experience will bring them closer together.
"From a basketball perspective, this is a chance for this team to really spend time with one another and bond as a group," said Dunlap. "We are given the chance to practice and play as a unit in different environments and situations, and our hope is that this group will really come to learn about one another."
The Lions have an international flavor to its roster already, combining 13 players from eight different countries. The Lions will travel 12 of the 13 with transfer Steven Haney not making the trip.
LMULions.com, the LMU Sports Network and LMU's social media feeds will have daily coverage of the Lions trip. For the latest, always visit LMULions.com.