The Vikings are officially China bound.
Last August Dr. Gilles Chosson, Director of Global Studies at King School and Micah Hauben, Dean of Athletics introduced the interdisciplinary program and King School China trip. The trip includes Global Education students and students studying Mandarin from March 7 – March 17 in Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi'an and Beijing, and also features basketball players in all grades from the Upper School Boys Basketball Program. The Vikings will play four exhibition basketball games during the trip, with one game in Shanghai and three taking place in Beijing.
The team will travel to Chengdu and Xi'an, before getting ready for the next game on Monday, March 11 in Beijing at the Western Academy against the Beijing Falcons (6:00 p.m.).
Tuesday, March 12 has the team touring the Beijing Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Center and Summer Palace prior to going up against Jr. NBA China Zhongguancun Middle School (4:00 pm.).
On Wednesday, the team will visit the Great Wall of China, be guests at the NBA China Office, and will be hosted at the NBA Flagship Store in Beijing on Friday. Day 10 of the King China Trip has a "friendship" basketball game scheduled between the Vikings and Jianhua School in Beijing before closing out the exhibition games with a banquet and celebration.
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King School China Trip Basketball Roster
Name - Grade, Position
Alex Canevari # 35 - 6'3 Senior, Guard
Paul Noujaim #22 - 6'4 Senior, Forward
Jack Armstrong # 24 - 6'4 Junior, Forward
Dylan McMorrow #15 - 6'3 Junior, Forward
Taylor Perlman #34 - 6'3 Junior, Forward
Alex Rogers #33 - 6'3 Junior, Guard/Forward
Jake Mizhen #20 - 6'0 Sophomore, Guard/Forward
Danny Acosta #11 - 6'2 Freshman, Forward
Billy Bennett #4 - 6'1 Freshman, Guard
Jeremy Cooke #5 - 6'4 Freshman, Guard/Forward
Ryan Hammoud #2 - 5'11 Freshman, Guard
Carson Perlman #3 - 6'2 Freshman, Guard
Sajan Porter #1 - 5'10 Freshman, Guard
Kenny Villard #21 - 5'11 Freshman, Guard
Head Coach: Nate Jean Baptiste (1st Year)
Assistant Coach: Patrick Nielsen (3rd Year)
Dean of Athletics: Micah Hauben
See the King website for all updates: