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Basketball Team’s European Tour Opponents Announced

Three days before the Penn State basketball team departs for their much anticipated European tour, Penn State has announced the team’s itinerary, including the three teams it will play on the tour.

The Nittany Lions will take on Belgian clubs Okapi Aalstar 2 and Sint-Jan on August 12 and 13, respectively, before matching up against Dutch club Binnenland on August 15. As previously announced, the team will arrive on August 10, leave August 17 and make pit stops in Brussels, Antwerp, Paris, and London. The sites for the team’s games, however, are still yet to be announced.

Per Eurobasket.com, Okapi Aalstar 2 has some names that American basketball fans may remember, including former Gonzaga PG Derek Raivio, former Kansas SG Travis Releford, and former West Virginia SF Da’Sean Butler. Last season, the team finished fourth in the Belgian Ethias League, which has gained some attention around these parts for being the league Talor Battle currently plays in.

As for Sint-Jan, they don’t have the name recognition as Okapi Aalstar 2 (unless you remember former Jacksonville PF Mario Brown), but they did finish second in Belgium’s Division II last season. The same can be said of Binnenland: their squad doesn’t have any faces that most American basketball fans would recognize, but finished fourth in the Dutch Promotiedivisie and made it to the league championship game before losing.

The basketball team will officially kick off its season on November 9 when it takes on Wagner at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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