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Aug 03, 2022

Clemson Embarks on Foreign Tour to France

Tigers will tour Paris, Normandy, Nice and Monaco

Armed with six new faces, including five freshmen, a youthful Clemson University men’s basketball team will look to further infuse those new pieces with its returning veteran leadership on an overseas trip to France.

The team will depart on Aug. 3 and return on Aug. 13.

The Tigers will tour Paris, Normandy, Nice and Monaco on its first time out of the country since bringing home gold in the 2019 World University Games. It is the first foreign tour the program has taken since the 2017 trip to Spain.

While in France, the Tigers will play three games, including two contests against the Paris All-Stars and one against AC Golfe Juan.

Even though the team will play three games and basketball is part of the trip, it’s going to be an experience that Head Coach Brad Brownell is looking forward to for his group.

““Certainly, the trip is going to be memorable in a lot of ways for our guys. I think these cultural experiences that we give our guys is probably one of the best things that we do.””

The Tigers will take part in lots of sightseeing, which includes a trip to Normandy, where the D-Day Invasion of 1944 occurred during World War II.

““I’ve never been to France, but I’m pretty excited about the experience,” said graduate senior Hunter Tyson. “I’m really interested in different historic things, and I know we’re going to be able to go to the beaches of Normandy. I think that’s really going to mean a lot to see; there were guys our age storming the beach back on D-Day, so to see the cemetery and all that, it’s really going to mean a lot.””

Keep up to date with the Tigers in France by following along on Twitter (@ClemsonMBB), Facebook (/ClemsonMBB) and Instagram (@clemsonmbb).