Gophers sophomore forward Michael Hurt is going to Spain this summer to play on a traveling basketball team coached by Hall of Famer Larry Brown.
Brown, the only coach to win titles in the NBA and NCAA, was announced as the USA East Coast basketball coach on Monday. Brown last coached at Southern Methodist from 2012-16.
The 6-foot-7 Hurt was selected to the 12-member squad that will play in Madrid from Aug. 7-12 against teams from Senegal, Japan, Venezuela and Mexico. Training camp is scheduled for Aug. 5-6 at Columbia University in New York.
Hurt, a former Rochester John Marshall standout, averaged 5.8 minutes and played in 26 games as a freshman for the 24-10 Gophers last season.
Lycoming College coach Guy Rancourt founded the USA East Coast program in 2006. In the last decade Rancourt's teams have traveled to 12 countries and competed against 22 national teams. The program exposes college players to international competition and culture to prepare them for a potential career overseas after playing NCAA basketball.
Here’s the roster and schedule for the USA East Coast team below:
USA East Coast Roster
1 Alex Newbold 5-11 Sr. Guard Lycoming
2 Rakym Felder 5-10 So. Guard South Carolina
3 Caleb Smith 6-0 So. Guard Texas A&M
4 Franklin Howard 6-5 Sr. Guard Syracuse
5 Maliek White 6-2 So. Guard Providence
10 Drew Edwards 6-5 So. Guard Providence
11 Rex Pflueger 6-6 Jr. Guard Notre Dame
12 Calvin Chandler 6-6 Jr. Forward Lycoming
13 Michael Hurt 6-6 So. Forward Minnesota
14 Austin Torres 6-7 Sr. Forward Notre Dame
15 Matt Moyer 6-8 So. Forward Syracuse
20 Sean O’Mara 6-10 Sr. Center Xavier
USA East Coast travels to Madrid, Spain August 7-12, 2017
Training Camp NYC August 5-6
August 8th – vs Venezuela National Team
August 9th – vs Senegal National Team
August 10th – vs Mexico National Team
August 11th – vs Japan National Team