On Saturday afternoon, Texas A&M will play in its first of four games on the team’s 11-day European tour.
The Aggies will likely be without leadings scorer Danuel House for the duration of the trip because of a minor knee injury, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy told Rothstein that House will dress, but likely won’t appear in any games.
House, the 6-foot-7 rising senior forward, averaged 14.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in his first season with the Aggies after transferring from Houston.
Even without House, this foreign trip is one to track. Texas A&M’s incoming class of Elijah Thomas, D.J. Hogg, Tyler Davis and Admon Gilder, all four-star recruits, and graduate transfer Anthony Collins Jr. make their debuts for the Aggies. The newcomers join a returning core that won 21 games in 2014-15, finishing fourth in the SEC standings.
Texas A&M faces the Nigeria National Team in Rome on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, the Aggies face the Latina All-Stars before traveling to Greece, where they have two games scheduled against the Athens All-Stars. The team returns home on Aug. 23.