USA National Team Hits the Town
GWANGJU, Korea – Kansas men’s basketball, representing the USA National Team at the 2015 World University Games (WUG) had another day full of activities which ended with a team meal in the Arts District of Gwangju Wednesday.
For the second straight day, the Jayhawks practiced at Gwangju High School. Unfortunately, forward Carlton Bragg, Jr., broke his nose during practice. His status is not certain moving forward but head coach Bill Self said he hopes Bragg will compete in the World University Games and have the nose repaired once back following the Games.
After practice the team rested and then met to visit Gwangju and Korean historical places which they have studied in their class at KU prior to coming to the WUG. The contingent took the subway to the Arts District where they rang the Freedom Bell (pictured). They also shopped in the area and ate American-style food – wings, sandwiches, pizza, etc.
On Thursday, July 2, the USA team will have a friendly scrimmage against China at 5 p.m. local, 3 a.m. in Kansas. The scrimmage will take place at Sel Woi Girls School Gymnasium which has been used for a practice facility for the WUG.
Opening Ceremonies are set for July 3 and the USA delegation said the event is sold out and expect more than 40,000 people inside Gwangju Universiade Main Stadium. The Opening Ceremonies are set to being at 7 p.m., 5 a.m. in Kansas, can be seen live online at http://www.livefisu.tv/home.
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