Young ODU basketball team prepares for Europe trip
Aug. 6, 2012
NORFOLK -- They don't need nametags or campus maps pinned to their shirts, but the members of Old Dominion's youthful basketball team are getting an early crash course in college hoops.
The Monarchs began practice last week in preparation for an upcoming trip to Europe. The players eagerly anticipate the chance to bond and sightsee in Greece and Italy, though the learning curve in the gym for many of them right now is steep.
"Practices have been tough," said freshman Aaron Bacote from Bethel High. "They've been longer than what the new guys are used to, and way more physical and faster than the new guys are used to. We're getting the hang of it. We've got a short window from here until we go to Europe."
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