Pitt Duo to Play with USA East Coast Basketball on Foreign Tour
6/21/2022 8:45:00 AM
PITTSBURGH – University of Pittsburgh rising junior William Jeffress and rising sophomore Nate Santos have been selected to play with USA East Coast Basketball during an upcoming foreign tour this summer. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Darrell Walker will lead a group of collegiate all-stars from all three NCAA levels to Athens, Greece.
Jeffress averaged 3.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game, while starting 16 of 31 games played, while Santos posted 2.8 points and 1.9 rebounds in 25 contests last season for the Panthers.
Joining Jeffress and Santos on the roster are Matthew Kelly (Assumption), Ethan McEachern (Rochester), James Taylor (Mercy), Jordon Jefferson (Arkansas Little Rock), Aundre Hyatt (Rutgers), Mo Terry (Lycoming), Noah McDavid (Tarleton) State), Ebby Asamoah (Delaware), Dyson Harward (Lycoming), Panayiotis Pavlidis (Molloy), and Nigel John (Arkansas Little Rock).
USA East Coast, in cooperation with Moneyball Sportwear and Cleveland Brothers – CAT, will be 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. The team will train for two days in Greece before playing three games.
Assisting Walker will be Western Connecticut State University Head Coach Guy Rancourt, recently named one of the Top 50 College Coaches in the country by Barstool U., Doug Thibault, a highly respected 25-year collegiate coach currently with global powerhouse IMG Academy, and Mark Marino, a standout in player development and two-time USA Coach earning medal-round finishes in both 2010 and 2011. John’s University’s Luke MacDougall will serve as the team’s Director of Basketball Operations while Boston University’s Grayson Kaye-Fleming has been named Assistant Director of Basketball Operations. Court Coaches for the Athens-2022 Training Camp will be Jamie Procino from Western Connecticut State University and Nolan Meehan from Quinnipiac College.
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. Following a two-day Training Camp at Columbia University, the team will depart for Athens. The Americans will then train for two days 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. For more information on USA East Coast Basketball go to www.USAEastCoast.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.