On the heels of FloSports’ announcement that six Division I men’s basketball foreign tours will be streamed live and provided on-demand this summer, we have a little icing for that cake.
Texas Tech and West Virginia can now be added to the list.
Once every four years schools can take a foreign tour, which provides student-athletes with the opportunity to learn more about other countries and traditions, visit historical sights, and play against foreign athletes.
The Red Raiders and Mountaineers will be among those with such an opportunity this summer—and FloHoops will provide fans with an opportunity to watch every minute of the action.
Texas Tech is coming off of arguably its best season in school history, as head coach Chris Beard led the Red Raiders to the cusp of a national title in 2018-19. Tech loses four starters from that group, including sixth overall NBA Draft pick Jarrett Culver, but expectations remain high in Lubbock.
The Red Raiders welcome graduate transfers Chris Clarke and TJ Holyfield into the fold, alongside freshman Tyreek Smith and returning starter Davide Moretti, among others.
Beard and his new-look group head to Nassau, Bahamas, for three games, Aug. 14-18.
Fresh off of his induction into the inaugural Conference USA Hall of Fame class, West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins leads a Big 12 team on the rise into its foreign tour in Spain next month.
The Mountaineers figure to reap the benefits of valuable experience gained last season by then-freshmen Derek Culver and Jordan McCabe. Added to the mix will be junior Jermaine Haley and a pair of exciting sophomores in Emmitt Matthews and Taevon Horton.
Couple that with the arrival of highly-touted five-star center Oscar Tshiebwe and things are looking up in Morgantown.
West Virginia will meet the Madrid All-Stars on Aug. 6, followed by Valencia Basketball Academy on Aug. 9, before wrapping up the tour against the Barcelona All-Stars on Aug. 11.
In case you missed it, the rest of the FloHoops foreign tour lineup will include three 2019 NCAA Tournament teams, Syracuse, Seton Hall and Washington, alongside Georgia Tech, Xavier, and Georgetown.
For those of you keeping score, that’s 27 total games over the course of two weeks—all of which can be watched beginning to end at FloHoops.com and on the FloSports app.