Men's Basketball

Spain 2014: Big Day, Big Two Month

Joshua Spiers
Joshua Spiers
Aug. 15, 2014

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TORREJON, Madrid, Spain - Freshman Joshua Spiers grew-up in an Australian town of under 200,000. He never thought he would leave, going to a local university to get his education. In two month, he has crossed three oceans, enrolled at LMU and moved to Los Angeles with nine million people and found a team he loves to be a part of and traveling to Spain as a member of the men's basketball team.

Spiers journey was captured in the Lions' fifth day in Spain, a whirlwind of a day that saw them start at 8:30 am with breakfast after an overtime win the night before. Followed by film sessions, practice and lunch. They then hit the road for a tour of Madrid. The tour was just yet another story for Spiers, who continues to get his head around his latest journeys.

Spiers was followed around for the day and he took a moment to talk about his journey, his new team, what he has seen so far and what it is like to be away from home the first time.

LMU will continue its tour of Spain on Saturday when they take on the Angolan National Team at 7 pm at J. Antonio Paraiso (sports hall) Plaza Pablo de olavide, s/n Torrejon de ardoz Madrid.

Spain 2014
Aug 11 • Day 1: Miles of Experience - Ayodeji Egbeyemi | Day 1 Photo Gallery
Aug. 12 • Day 2: A Whole New Experience - Devin Wyatt | Day 2 Photo Gallery
Aug. 13 • Day 3: Forever an Energetic Lion - Alum Dick McBride | Day 3 Photo Gallery
Aug. 14 • Day 4: International Gameday - Marin Mornar | Game #1 | Game 1 Photo Gallery
Aug. 15 • Day 5: Big Day, Big Two Months - Joshua Spiers | Day 5 Photo Gallery
Aug. 16 • Day 6: Back in Spain - Petr Herman & Simon Krajcovic | Game #2
Aug. 17 • Day 7: Big Package in Itty-Bitty Living Spaces - Patson Siame
Aug. 18 • Day 8: All Over the Map - David Humphries | Game #3
Aug. 19 • Day 9: Leading Experience - Evan Payne
Aug. 20 • Day 10: Final Competition - Godwin Okonji | Game #4
Aug. 21 • Day 11: Across the Globe - Matt Hayes
Aug. 22 • Day 12: A Departure - Chase Flint

 

 

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