ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Rising sophomore Ron Coleman (Romulus, Mich./Romulus HS) of the University of Michigan men's basketball team has been selected to play with the 2005 Big Ten Conference Foreign Tour team on an 11-day trip (Aug. 9-19) in Spain.
The touring team, which will be coached by Illinois' Bruce Weber, will play a five exhibition games against top teams throughout Spain. The Big Ten team went 3-2 on its 2004 trip through Europe, with stops in France and Italy.
Joining the 6-6 Wolverine wing on the travel roster are: Illinois' Calvin Brock and Brian Randle, Indiana's Marco Killingsworth, Iowa's Mike Henderson, Michigan State's Goran Suton, Minnesota's Spencer Tollackson, Northwestern's Evan Seacat, Ohio State's Matt Terwilliger, Penn State's Brandon Hassell, Purdue's Matt Kiefer and Wisconsin's Jason Chappell.
After injuries riddled the Wolverine lineup, Coleman started 23 of 31 games in his first season in Ann Arbor. He averaged 7.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.
The Big Ten Conference Foreign Tours have given more than 256 student-athletes the opportunity to travel abroad, as the men have toured such places as Japan, France, Italy, Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, England and Ireland. In 12 years, the men's teams have posted a 49-31 record.
2005 Big Ten Men's Basketball Foreign Tour Schedule
Date Opponent/Event Site Aug. 9 Depart for Spain Aug. 10-12 No Games Aug. 13 Huesca Basketball Club Barcelona, Spain Aug. 14 No Game Aug. 15 VIC Barcelona Basketball Club Barcelona, Spain Aug. 16 Alcora Basketball Club Valencia, Spain Aug. 17 Pamesa Valencia Basketball Club Valencia, Spain Aug. 18 C.B. Valls Basketball Club Barcelona, Spain Aug. 19 Depart for United States
2005 Big Ten Men's Basketball Foreign Tour Roster
|Calvin Brock, Illinois||G||Fr.||6-4||Chicago, Ill.|
|Brian Randle, Illinois||G||So.||6-7||Peoria, Ill.|
|Marco Killingsworth, Indiana||F||Sr.||6-8||Montgomery, Ala.|
|Mike Henderson, Iowa||G||Jr.||6-2||Waterloo, Iowa|
|Ron Coleman, Michigan||W||So.||6-6||Romulus, Mich.|
|Goran Suton, Michigan State||C||Fr.||6-10||Lansing, Mich.|
|Spencer Tollackson, Minnesota||C||So.||6-9||Chaska, Minn.|
|Evan Seacat, Northwestern||G||Sr.||6-2||Paoli, Ind.|
|Matt Terwilliger, Ohio State||F||So.||6-8||Troy, Ohio|
|Brandon Hassell, Penn State||F||So.||6-9||Farmersville, Ohio|
|Matt Kiefer, Purdue||F||Sr.||6-10||Evansville, Ind.|
|Jason Chappell, Wisconsin||F||Jr.||6-10||New Berlin, Wis.|
Head Coach: Bruce Weber, Illinois
Big Ten Release
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423