Kansas Jayhawks reveal details regarding men’s basketball trip to Puerto Rico in August

The Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team will play three exhibition games against professional teams that compete in the Puerto Rico BSN basketball league Aug. 3, 5 and 7 at Coliseo Guillermo Angulo in Carolina, Puerto Rico, KU athletics announced on Tuesday.

The three games will be aired on the Jayhawk Radio Network with specific game times and any TV information to be determined, KU indicated.

News of the trip was first reported on May 26 with details revealed by KU on Tuesday.

NCAA guidelines allows teams to take foreign trips once every four years. This classifies as a foreign trip even though Puerto Rico is unincorporated territory of the United States. Kansas last took an overseas trip in August 2017, when the Jayhawks went to Italy, touring Rome and Seregno.

For this trip, the Jayhawks will be in Puerto Rico from August 1-8.

In accordance with NCAA guidelines, teams can practice for 10 days prior to the trip and on off days while on the trip.

“We are excited for the upcoming Puerto Rico trip,” KU coach Bill Self said Tuesday. “We have three returning starters, but the other scholarship guys are new. This trip will allow this team to bond, get some extra work in and play competitive games. It will be a great trip for the team and for the fans who will also travel to Puerto Rico.”

Kansas returns three starters (KJ Adams, Dajuan Harris, Kevin McCullar) from last season’s 28-8 team. The team has gained Hunter Dickinson, Arterio Morris, Nick Timberlake and Parker Braun from the transfer portal and has added freshmen Marcus Adams, Elmarko Jackson and Jamari McDowell.

This will mark the fifth overseas trip KU will be making in the Self era, which included trips to Canada in 2004 and 2008, Switzerland and France in 2012, and Italy in 2017. KU represented the USA at the 2015 World University Games in Gwanju, Korea. The Jayhawks won the gold medal.

Travel package information for the upcoming trip to Puerto Rico can be found through this link.