Coleman Going to Spain with Big Ten Foreign Tour Team

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

Player, School Pos.   Yr.    Ht.    Hometown
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

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