University of Arkansas at Little Rock sophomore guard Jaizec Lottie is one of 21 players at the Division I basketball level selected to take part in a 2018 Global Sports Academy tour through Europe. The week-long tour, taking place Aug. 10-17, will visit Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam, and London.
Lottie will be joined on the trip by players from across the country, representing programs such as Villanova, Kansas, Kansas State, Belmont, Wyoming, and SMU. During his European trip, Lottie and the rest of the squad will play games against various teams while also attending cultural events, performing community service, and visiting historic sites.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to travel abroad and experience the thrill of international basketball competition, as well as attend cultural events and see some of the world’s most famous historical sites,” Lottie said. “I’m very grateful to have been invited and to represent Little Rock on the international stage.”
Founded in 1991, Global Sports Academy has been arranging tours for college and youth teams from the United States and countries around the world to promote international competition and goodwill. The goal of the organization is to not only help the athletes learn valuable lessons through participating in their respective sports in other countries, but allowing them opportunities to become exposed to different cultures, languages and environments.
Lottie will provide periodic updates during his time overseas on social media. Follow @LittleRockMBB on Twitter for the latest on Lottie’s European tour, as well as all the latest happenings with your Trojan basketball program.