There’s a lot of down time in the NCAA basketball season. From April all the way to the fall, there isn’t much basketball going on. This time offers players a chance to work on their game in the offseason, get in better shape, and for transfers/freshman to get acquainted to a new university. There’s also opportunities to play on international teams and represent your country. That was exactly the case for two DePaul players in Eli Cain and Flynn Cameron.
Cameron got a chance to play for his home country of New Zealand in the U18 FIBA Asian Championship which takes place from August 5th to 11th. He played well, averaging 8.8 points and 4.4 assists per game while playing around 24.7 minutes. He’s scored double digit points in two of the five games he’s played and nearly made it three with a 9 point effort against Australia.
Meanwhile Cain was also busy representing the United States this summer. He was selected to play in the FISU America games which were taking place in Brazil. It turned out to be a great experience for Cain as Team USA won a gold medal. Tournaments like this are always help keep guys in shape and in game form. Plus it gives them a chance to shine to some of the scouts watching these international matches. Walking away with gold is a solid bonus as well.
Max Strus is doing something as well this summer as the DePaul Twitter account tweeted out last week:
Max Strus attending the Nike Basketball Academy this week in Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/07pMlMJiZP— DePaul Basketball (@DePaulHoops) August 9, 2018
Well, that’s been your summer update on DePaul hoops! We will likely have more stuff when the schedules gets released or if any other news pops up.