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97 Days to B1G Basketball: Penn State Heads to the Bahamas

The Nittany Lions are in the Bahamas this week.

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Penn State Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

It’s that time of the year and teams are starting to head out of the country to participate in their exhibition trips, with Penn State already leaving the country this Friday. The Nittany Lions left this weekend for the Bahamas, where they will spend a week playing some basketball and enjoying the sun.

Penn State will play three games over the trip, all of which will be held at Sir Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium inside of the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre in Nassau. Their first game will tip off Sunday against the New Providence Basketball Association All-Stars. The Lions will also play the Providence Storm on the 8th and the Bahamas All-Stars on the 9th.

Besides playing several games throughout the week, the team will also hold a clinic for kids in Governor’s Harbour, as well as the traditional sightseeing fare that occurs on these trips.

The team has been looking forward to the event as a way to bound and come together as a team.

“I’m just going to look at it more like a vacation trip and just try to bond with my team and get closer as a unit,” mentioned guard Tony Carr.

As Penn State has left already, you can track their trip on their twitter account (or Instagram if that’s your thing), which has already been posting photos of the trip:

We’ll have more on Penn State’s trip to the Bahamas throughout the week as they compete. The trip will offer a first look at the team’s incoming freshmen, as well as Virginia Tech transfer Satchel Pierce, who will be eligible for the 2017-18 season.