Northeastern High School graduate Khalid Nwandu is headed to Europe as part of a Goodwill European Tour from Aug. 13-22 through the Global Sports Academy.
The 10-day tour includes stops in Brussels, London, Amsterdam and Paris with the team playing six games.
Nwandu is a sophomore at Mount St. Mary's, an NCAA Division program in Emmitsburg, Md. He will be accompanied on the trip by Mount assistant coach Donny Lind.
Nwandu is one of 10 players on the roster for the tour. A 6-foot, 3-inch guard, Nwandu averaged 2.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game while starting 10 of 30 games played during his freshman season. He scored a career-high 15 points in the Mount's loss at Texas Tech and he dished out a season-high six assists in the Mount's 78-55 win over Saint Francis University.
"We are always working as a program to make sure that our players have unique opportunities to continuing growing as people," Mount St. Mary's head coach Jamion Christian said. "We are very excited that Khalid will be able to travel to Europe and continue advancing his game this summer. We hope that each summer we are able to give this opportunity to someone in our program who perfectly embodies what we stand for here at the Mount."
Lind is entering his second season as an assistant coach for the Mountaineers, serving as the team's offensive coordinator. Last year, the Mount led the conference in scoring offense, free throw percentage, three-pointers made and tempo.
"This is a great opportunity for Khalid and me," said Lind. "We get to use basketball to see some of the most famous cities in the world. This is a great opportunity for him to showcase all of the hard work he put in during the offseason against top-flight international competition. We are excited to represent the Mount abroad."