Keeping Up With the Joneses

Keeping Up With the Joneses

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Brazil Tour 2015

Sharese is on the roster and Shakara is on the coaching staff

Ron Smith, Director of USA Sports Tours & Events announces the rosters and coaches for the USA D-2 Men’s & Women’s Basketball Teams – Brazil Tour 2015.  The teams are made up of invited NCAA Division II basketball players.

“This is an outstanding group of basketball players that come from 8 different state and 9 different colleges and universities.  We feel that we have some of the BEST of the BEST representing NCAA Division II basketball and their universities.  These players have been high achievers both on the court and in the classroom.  They represent everything good that the NCAA Division II institutions have to offer. ”

The USA D-2 Men’s & Women’s Basketball Teams will begin their Brazil Tour 2015 in Kansas City, Florida on August 3rd.  The tour runs from August 3-12.  After team orientation in Kansas City the team departs for Sao Paulo, Brazil on Monday, August 3.  The USA D-2 Basketball Teams will play doubleheader games (Men & Women) on August 4, 5 and 6 in the state of Sao Paulo vs. selected teams from the region.  On August 7th the team travels to Rio de Janeiro for their final game on July 10th.  The team will depart Brazil on the evening of August 11th and return to Kansas City on August 12th.

While in Brazil the teams will experience educational, cultural and social aspects of Brazilian life through city, school and sports club visits.  While in Rio the team will be staying on the famous Copacabana Beach and touring the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain, two of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.

Game Schedule
Tuesday, August 4th
USA D-2 Women vs. Divino
USA D-2 Men vs. Jundiai

Wednesday, August 5th
USA D-2 Women vs. Rio Claro
USA D-2 Men vs. Rio Claro

Saturday, August 6th
USA D-2 Women vs. Club XV de Piracicaba
USA D-2 Men vs. Club XV de Piracicaba

Monday, August 7th
USA D-2 Women vs. Botafogo
USA D-2 Men vs. Botafogo

2015 USA D-2 Women’s Basketball Team - Brazil Tour

USA D-2 Roster

Cathy Brugman – (Pitt State)                            6’1”               F
Kathryn Flott – (Emporia State)                       6’1”               F
Kylie Gafford – (Pitt State)                                6’3”               C
Dilonna Johnson – (Southwest Baptist)         5’7”               G
Sharese Jones – (Missouri Southern)             5’8”               F
Camila Lacerda – (Missouri Southern)          5’9”               G
Tami Morice – (Missouri Southern)                5’11”             G
Kelsey Williams – (Lincoln)                              5’6”               G
Hunter Yoakum – (Lincoln)                              5’6”               G

USA D-2 Women’s Head Coach – Ronda Hubbard (Head Coach, MO Southern State)
USA D-2 Women’s Assistant Coach – Nicole Collier (Head Coach,Lincoln University)
USA D-2 Women’s Assistant Coach – Shakara Jones (Pro Player/University of Missouri)

2015 USA D-2 Men’s Basketball Team - Brazil Tour
Connor Beranek – (Nebraska-Kearney)             6’7”               F
Ethan Brozek – (Nebraska-Kearney)                  6’7”               F
Javis Flynn – (Pitt State)                                      5’10”             G
Vince Fritz – (Missouri Southern)                      6’3”               G
Denton Hays – (Pitt State)                                   6’7”               F
Jordan Loyd – (Indianapolis)                             6’3”               G
D’Vante Mosby – (Northwest Missouri)           6’6”               F
Brad Woodson – (Central Missouri)                 6’5”               G
Austin Wright – (Missouri Southern)               6’2”               G

USA D-2 Men’s Head Coach – Robert Corn (Head Coach (retired), Missouri Southern State)
USA D-2 Men’s Assistant Coach – Mason Wood (Assistant Coach, Manchester University)

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