The Clemson Tigers have been chosen to represent the United States at the World University Games next July in Naples, Italy.
Clemson is only the fourth school to have been picked to represent the United States in the World University Games. Prior to the Tigers, Northern Iowa did so in 2007, Kansas in 2015 and Purdue gave it a go just last year.
“We are beyond excited to represent our country at the World University Games. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our program and for Clemson University,” said head coach Brad Brownell said in a statement. “Being just the fourth college program to represent the United States in this event, it provides an extremely unique, positive and rewarding experience for everyone involved in our program. We are all thrilled to represent the Stars and Stripes against some of the very best competition that the world has to offer.”
The United States began participation in the World University Games in 1965. It’s an event held every two years featuring plenty of other sports outside of basketball.
As for basketball, it will be contested under FIBA rules, which is obviously slightly different than how the Clemson Tigers operate in the realm of college basketball. The biggest differences are the four quarters that will be played and the 24-second shot clock.
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