WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue basketball’s rising junior guards Ethan Morton and Brandon Newman are among 14 college players that will travel to Barcelona, Spain, as part of the 2022 USA East Coast roster.
The team will spend seven days overseas to play in three games against professional competition from the Liga ACB of the Spanish basketball league system Utah Jazz assistant coach Alex Jenson headlines the group’s coaching and development staff.
USA East Coast Basketball is taking part in the international competition to honor the 30th anniversary of the 1992 USA Dream Team’s performance at the Olympic Games.
Morton and Newman will practice with the rest of the roster at Columbia University in New York City on Monday and Tuesday before leaving for Barcelona on Tuesday night. Alongside the matchups, the team will also take part in sightseeing as well as a series of commemorative games and activities.
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Last season, Morton appeared in all 37 games for the Boilermakers while averaging 2.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Newman appeared in 25 games with one start and recorded 4.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.
The duo is poised to play big roles under coach Matt Painter during the upcoming 2022-23 season, and their experience overseas will surely prove beneficial to their development heading into the year.
2022 USA East Coast Team Barcelona Roster
- No. 0: Benny Williams, Foward, Syracuse
- No. 1: Jaylen Banks, Guard, Duke
- No. 2: Ethan Morton, Guard, Purdue
- No. 3: KJ Simpson, Guard, Colorado
- No. 4: Five Stephens, Guard, NYU
- No. 5: Brandon Newman, Guard, Purdue
- No. 7: John Hugley IV, Forward, Pittsburgh
- No. 9: Logan Alters, Guard, California
- No. 11: Alyn Breed, Guard, Providence
- No. 12: Jaden Bobbett, Guard, Middelberry College
- No. 14: Shamir Bogues, Guard, Tarleton State
- No. 15: Jarrett Hensley, Forward, Cincinnati
- No. 22: JR Konieczny, Guard, Notre Dame
- No. 33: Rafael Castro, Forward, Providence
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