Vargas Heading to Far East

May 16, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky men's basketball senior Eloy Vargas, along with other collegiate players, will travel with Reach USA, to Far East May 17 through May 31 to play nine total games against a Lithuanian club team and a Brazilian all-star squad.

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

Vargas played in all 38 games this past season averaging 1.5 points and 2.0 rebounds.

"This will be a great opportunity for me and the other players going," said Vargas. "I'm looking forward to working on my game while, learning about and experiencing a different culture at the same time."

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