Men’s basketball selected for Cancun Challenge

Will Cheney

The Georgia Southern University men’s basketball team is set participate in the 2013 Men’s Cancun Challenge in November.

“We are very excited to participate in the Cancun Challenge,” Head Coach Mark Byington said in a news release. “We are fortunate to be in a basketball tournament with such great teams and it will help to prepare us for the SoCon schedule. One thing I wanted to do with our program is take it to other parts of the world and we have done just that with our trip to Cancun.”

“We’re excited about this year’s field which will be one of the most competitive since the tournament’s inception in 2008,” Cancun Challenge Director Brent Amick said in a news release. “This is a special event for teams and fans and is played in an incredible ocean-front setting in Mexico. Fans making the trip down to cheer on their school will be able to watch great competition while enjoy the warm climate and beautiful beaches of the Riviera Maya.”

The trip will be the first international trip for the team in program history.

For more information on the Cancun Challenge, pick up The George-Anne next Thursday.