Men’s Basketball’s Aundre Hyatt to Participate in USA Basketball’s Trip to Athens, Greece

Men’s Basketball’s Aundre Hyatt to Participate in USA Basketball’s Trip to Athens, Greece


PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers men’s basketball’s junior forward Underre Hyatt is joining USA Basketball’s East Coast team on their trip from New York City to compete in Athens, Greece this week.

USA East Coast, in cooperation with Moneyball Sportwear and Cleveland Brothers – CAT, conducted a two-day training camp at Columbia University in New York City before heading to Athens for games against some of Greece’s top pro teams.

“I am super excited to compete and participate in this experience with the USA Basketball’s East Coast Team,” Hyatt said. “It’s an honor to be selected alongside some of the best collegiate East Coast players in the country. I have been working on my game this offseason with my coaches and staff and look to use this experience to continue to improve heading the upcoming season for Rutgers men’s basketball.”

The USA team, comprised of players from all three NCAA levels, will be guided by great basketball Darrell Walker, the head coach of University of Arkansas Little Rock. The USA team heading to Athens will be well balanced as talented players from the ACC, Big Ten, WAC, Colonial, and Sun Belt Conferences come together with top players from the Division II and Division III levels.

The Americans trained for two days in New York City alongside NBA great Ron Artest, before playing three consecutive games against some of Greece’s top professional clubs. USA East Coast Basketball was founded in the summer of 2006.

In what Slam Magazine writer Matthew Caputo called, “…college basketball’s version of study abroad…” it’s participants have gone on to professional playing careers, front office positions, and coaching positions in the NBA, Europe, Australia, Asia, NCAA, and NJCAA .

Hyatt, (6-foot-7, 227 b lbs.) was one of the key contributors for the Scarlet Knights off the bench in 2021-22. The Bronx, NY native who transferred to Rutgers from LSU in 2020, averaged 4.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and shot 35.8 percent from the field in 12.8 minutes-per-game last season. Hyatt had a season-high and RU career-high of 13 points in the victories against Clemson (Nov. 30) and Nebraska (Jan. 8). Hyatt looks to step into a bigger role in 2021-22 with the departures of Ron Harper Jr. and Geo Baker from the starting lineup.

Hyatt spent three seasons at LSU, redshirting as a true freshman. He appeared in 24 games in 2020-21 with 15 starts for an LSU squad that earned a No. 8 seed in the NCAA tournament. Hyatt shined in LSU’s 1st round NCAA Tournament win over St. Bonaventure, posting a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while adding four blocks and two assists. For more information on USA East Coast Basketball go to www.USAEastCoast.com or contact us at usaeastcoastbasketball@gmail.com.

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