PRESTON – Myerscough Basketball Academy heads to Portugal on Monday for a second-straight preseason spent at Sunlive Basketball.
The four-day camp will provide a select Myerscough squad with a series of exhibition games against European opposition and the use of the Academy’s facilities, as well a chance to enjoy some fun in the sun away from the court.
Myerscough head coach Neal Hopkins and Under-18s coach Troy Culley are working towards integrating the newest recruits to the Academy, which is reflected by the team making the trip.
“We are taking a completely different group, a much younger team, who will gain a huge amount from the training camp,” said Hopkins. “We had a great experience with [SunLive] last season and getting back there this year was something we really wanted to do. The chance to play against established professional teams will be a huge test and hopefully set a precedent for the rest of the season.”
Myerscough’s squad for SunLive Basketball training camp includes Ben Gordos, Ruari Doherty, George Radford, Tom Morey, Jack Thomson, Sardar Pandher, Samuel Akano Kouame, Oran Shelley, Louis Sullivan, Jordan Ferguson, Travis Edwards and Joe Heyes.
“I’m excited to back out to Portugal. I think one of the great things we do as a programme is offer opportunities and different experiences to players regardless of where they come from to open up their eyes to basketball outside of the bubble they may or may not have been in,” said Culley. “It’s a great opportunity for our guys to showcase what they can do, but also be a good reality check for our top end players that this is the level they have to aspire to.”
The Myerscough Under-18 Men’s team opens the regular season at Manchester on Sept. 29.
For more information about SunLive Camps, visit: www.basketball.sunlive.pt.
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