If you havent been following the blog lately, you may have missed that Josh Harrellson and Jon Hood are on a traveling team in China, playing exhibitions against Chinese teams for the Sports Reach organization. Hood and Jorts have teamed up with Skylar Mcbee, Peyton Siva and other players to travel around China, showcase basketball skills and do service in the area. It is always a great cause and a yearly trip, with different destinations each time.
The guys had their first game yesterday and Jorts made his presence known, with 12 points and 6 boards. The man who puts the denim in ’em controlled the glass, stayed out of foul trouble and was a big help to the team…all qualities UK could use next season. Jon Hood was the only player on the team not to score, although he did pull down five rebounds and dish out five assists. Peyton Siva, the guy who you might remember some Card fans said was better than John Wall, had four points and six assists. The team was led in scoring by, of all people, Skylar Mcbee, showcasing that when you have the power of Pearl, anything can happen.
Congrats to the guys for their trip and we will follow them over the next week to see how they are doing.