Junior guard Andrew Andrews has been selected as Washington's representative on a Pac-12 All-Star team that will travel to China to play four games this summer.
Curtis High School alum and Tacoma native DaVonte Lacy will represent Washington State. The team will be coached by Utah coach Larry Krystokowiak. Former Oregon State coach Craig Robinson was originally selected to coach the team, but he was fired by OSU earlier this month.
According to a release from UW, the Pac-12 intended to include representatives from each member school, but the academic schedules at Oregon and UCLA conflicted with the tour dates. Utah (3) and OSU (2) are the only schools sending multiple players.
Here is the full roster:
Andrew Andrews Washington G 6-2 195 So. Portland, Ore.Bo Barnes Arizona State G/F 6-4 195 Jr. Scottsdale, ArizMalcolm Duvivier Oregon State G 6-2 205 Fr. Toronto, CanadaJacob Hazzard Arizona G 6-0 160 So. Los Angeles, Calif.Xavier Johnson Colorado F 6-7 220 So. Los Angeles, Calif.Nikola Jovanovic USC F 6-10 215 Fr. Belgrade, SerbiaDaVonté Lacy WSU G 6-4 215 Jr. Tacoma, Wash.Jordan Loveridge Utah F 6-6 210 So. West Jordan, UtahRoger Moute a Bidias California F 6-7 200 Jr. Yaounde, CameroonCheikh N’diaye Oregon State C 7-0 230 Fr. Dakar, SenegalJeremy Olsen Utah C 6-10 232 Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga.Schuyler Rimmer Stanford C 6-10 255 Fr. Orlando, Fla.Brandon Taylor Utah G 5-10 165 So. Los Angeles, Calif.
Here is the tour schedule:
Aug. 7-9 Pre-tour practice at San Francisco site to be determinedAug. 10 Depart for Shanghai, ChinaAug. 11 Arrive Shanghai, ChinaAug. 13 Game 1 vs. Chinese University All-Stars (Shanghai)Aug. 14 Game 2 vs. Jiangsu Dragons or Shanghai Sharks (Nantong)Aug. 15 Pac-12 Academic SymposiumAug. 16 Game 3 vs. Shanghai Sharks (Shanghai)Aug. 17 Youth clinic at the Yi Jianlian Basketball CampAug. 18 Game 4 vs. Guangdong Southern Tigers (Shenzhen)Aug. 19 or 20 Depart for United States
And here is the rest of the release from UW:
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – University of Washington standout Andrew Andrews will head to China this summer as a part of the Pac-12’s all-star team, the league announced today. The team will be coached by Utah’s Larry Krystkowiak and will compete in four games and take part in various youth clinics this August.
The trip is a part of the league’s Globalization Initiative which is aimed to help support Pac-12 member universities’ international outreach efforts, build their brands in an important market and provide quality educational and cultural exchange experiences for student-athletes.
Andrews, who averaged 17.2 points and 6.5 rebounds over the final six games of the regular season in 2013-14, will highlight a squad that will face a Chinese university all-star team and play three games against teams from the Chinese Basketball Association, including the Shanghai Sharks. Eight-time NBA All-Star Yao Ming owns the Sharks. Max Zhang, a former CALIFORNIA student-athlete has been the center for the Sharks since his return to China in 2010.
The Pac-12 all-star team will also play the Guangdong Southern Tigers, the 2013-14 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) regular season champion. The Tigers' leading Chinese scorer is Yi Jianlian, who played for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks under Krystkowiak during the 2007-08 season before returning to the CBA in 2012.
The Pac-12 intended on having all 12 member universities represented on the team. However, the academic schedules of student-athletes from Oregon and UCLA conflicted with the tour dates.
In addition to the competition in China, the team will participate in various youth clinics, as well as take in the culture and history of China with visits to various landmarks and historical sites in the cities of Shanghai, Nantong and Shenzhen.
The Pac-12 is working with HUPU Sports Media Co. in arranging and promoting the tour, competitions and cultural activities. The Pac-12 is also continuing its partnership with Federation of University of Sports (FUSC), China’s equivalent of NCAA in organizing the 3rd China-U.S. University Sports Week, an annual collaborative event between the Pac-12 and the FUSC that will feature a friendly game between the Pac-12 All-star Team and a Chinese University All-star Team and coaching clinics. In addition, the United States Consulate in Shanghai has agreed to support the tour and will have senior members of the Consulate participate a welcome reception for the Pac-12 delegation, a tour press conference and various activities of the tour in Shanghai and Nantong.
To support the Pac-12 Conference’s on-going effort to build awareness of its’ member universities and the Conference in China, the Pac-12 is working with its Chinese partners to organize an academic symposium in conjunction with the Pac-12 men’s basketball all-star tour in August. The symposium will include a high-profile U.S.-China university leaders’ forum and business meetings between the Pac-12 university delegates and senior dignitaries from the Chinese government and universities. Six of the Conference's member institutions will send a senior member to join this symposium.
Over the past two summers as part of the Conference’s Globalization Initiative, the league has sent an all-star women’s volleyball team, men’s basketball teams from Arizona State and UCLA and women’s basketball team from California to China.
The 10-day tour will commence August 10 and will be the first men’s basketball all-star tour for the Pac-12 since the Conference sent both a men’s and women’s all-star team to Japan in 1996.