May 11, 2012
XENIA, Ohio - Washington State University men's basketball rising-sophomore, DaVonté Lacy, has been named a member of the U.S. Eagles Men's Basketball Team, which will travel to East Asia in June to compete with high-level and professional teams in several large cities.
The trip is a cultural exchange that supports the development of basketball on an international level. Beyond the thrill of competition, the Eagles seek to serve their opponents by offering training that will help them improve their basketball skills and develop a more western playing style.
In addition to basketball training, players for the Eagles will be involved in a leadership development program designed to promote integrity and character both on and off the court.
The U.S. Eagles are comprised of Euroleague athletes and Division I athletes from around the country. Other universities represented include: Murray State, Saint Louis, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tennessee Tech, Valparaiso and Vanderbilt. Washington assistant coach Paul Fortier will coach the team.
The trip is scheduled for June 3-17, beginning with a team training camp at Camp of the Woods in Speculator, N.Y. The Eagles' competition schedule is being finalized.