Harrellson and Hood Heading to China

April 30, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky basketball players Josh Harrellson and Jon Hood, along with other collegiate players, will travel with Sports Reach, to China May 14 through May 31 to compete in eight to nine games against local clubs, including the Bayi Basketball Club, traditionally one of the top teams in China.

The Sports Reach team will be on a cultural exchange basketball trip in order to learn more about the Chinese culture, while sharing their own culture.

Harrellson played in 22 games this past season averaging 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for me and the other athletes I will be traveling with," said Harrellson. "Basketball has afforded more opportunities than I could ever dream of and to be able to share that with others, while traveling the world and learning about other cultures is the chance of a lifetime."

Hood averaged 1.2 ppg in 17 appearances in his freshman campaign.

"Traveling to China is something I never dreamed I'd be able to do," said Hood. "However, Sports Reach has made it possible to not only travel and interact with other athletes, but to share with them the wonderful gifts and talents I've been blessed with."

Founded in 1986 by Robby Spear, Sports Reach attempts to reach the world through sports. For more information on Sports Reach, visit www.sportsreach.org.