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Boston College Basketball Headed To Spain In August

[Ed. note -- Edited, promoted]

Per Eric Hoffses of EagleAction.com, BC basketball is headed to Spain to play some teams there.

"Hearing that in August the team will head to Spain to play against some Pro teams there. Olivier Hanlan and Joe Rahon will both be able to come, so it will be a good chance for them to get their feet wet w their new team."

I love Donahue's idea. Team bonding is going to be key as the players' college careers roll on, and this trip gives you a good chance to have a team bonding moment. Georgetown is an example of this. Last summer, the Hoyas made the trip to China and played some pro teams there. While the results weren't always smooth, it allowed a young team to bond, and the Hoyas currently stand at a record of 20-6 and a ranking of #8/9. This also gives the players a perspective of what it's like to play a proffesional team, and Spain has a few good ones, including Barcelona, who has some Spain national team players and used to include Ricky Rubio. Teams will also include many college stars that weren't good enough to make the NBA, just as BC had with Tyrese Rice (who is currently in Lithuania), Sean Marshall (Greece), Corey Raji (Luxemborg), Biko Paris (Germany) and Joe Trapani (Italy).

As Eric also says, this also gives Donahue an oppurtunity to get the recruits some playing time with the team. I know Olivier Hanlan has a ton of pontential and is dangerous penetrator, and Joe Rahon is basically Lonnie Jackson who can play the point. With all the guards Donahue has at his disposal, this trip could be an exciting turn for the baby Eagles.

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