There sure are a lot of collegiate basketball teams making their way to Australia this summer.
Well, we know of Wisconsin and TCU.
— TCU Basketball (@TCUBasketball) August 15, 2017
The Badgers made the news after Wisconsin’s head coach Greg Gard came up with a clever way to tell senior walk-on, Aaron Moesch, that he was receiving a scholarship.
Coach Gard had the players read phrases using their best Australian accent. When it came to __ he was given similar cards as his teammates until the last one.
Now this is how you start an adventure!
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) August 12, 2017
The schools are able to travel Down Under as part of an NCAA allowance of one foreign exhibition trip every four years.
The Horned Frogs have recruited two Aussies in the last years, coincidentally, the amount of time head coach Jamie Dixon and assistant David Patrick have been at the helm.
— TCU Basketball (@TCUBasketball) August 13, 2017
Both men played professionally in Australia. TCU’s women hoops team also has one Australian player on the squad.