NEW YORK, N.Y. — Northeastern State's Caleb Smith will represent the United States of America next month in a series of exhibition games in Greece.
The NSU senior is a member of an 11-player squad lead by Syracuse University associate head coach Adrian Autry.
Smith and USA East Coast will compete in three friendly matches in Athens this June.
USA East Coast features players from North Carolina, Notre Dame, Iowa, Columbia, Stonehill, Louisiana Tech, Syracuse, and Western Connecticut State. Columbia University will host training camp June 9th and 10th before embarking on its trip.
The All-Stars will compete against the Greek National Team and professional club teams from Greece and the Philippines.
Smith led the RiverHawks in scoring in his first season with the team. He averaged 16.7 points, shot 46 percent overall from the floor and 37.6 percent on 3-point attempts. Smith also led NSU with 30 steals.
East Coast's roster will have guards KJ Smith (UNC), Caleb Smith (Northeastern State), Amorie Archibald (Louisiana Tech), Jalen Carey (Syracuse), Dane Goodwin (Notre Dame), and Jake Killingsworth (Columbia). In the frontcourt for the USA will be Fenton Bradley Jr. (Western Connecticut State), Ryan Kriener (Iowa), Juwan Durham (Notre Dame), Will Moreton (Stonehill) and Patrick Tape (Columbia). Adrian Autry is in his second year with East Coast. Autry served as an assistant coach last summer in Vicenza, Italy facing the national teams of Italy, Germany, and Holland. Allen Griffin (Syracuse) will serve as an assistant coach, Jason Gilliam (Mentoring Valuable Proteges) will oversee player development, Jack Donius (Providence) will direct basketball operations, and Kevin Witasick (Rowan) directs all media activities.
Games will be live-streamed on June 12th, 13th, and 14th with times to be determined. Team activities, individual statistics, pre-game articles, and post-game wrap-ups will be available on the social media outlets listed below.
USA East Coast, formerly called the East Coast All-Stars, is in its 14th year of existence. The tour has visited 12 different countries in its existence, providing competitive games, guided tours, youth clinics and the opportunity to travel the world.