EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE men's basketball freshman Bill Awet (Sydney, Australia) has been invited to participate in the South Sudan National Basketball Team Showcase.
Awet is of Sudanese decent.
"As an athlete, any time you have the opportunity to represent your country is a great honor," SIUE Head Coach Jon Harris said. "We're thrilled for Bill to be given this opportunity and wish him the best of luck this weekend."
The Showcase takes place in Dallas, Texas, this coming weekend.
According to the invitation, The "Showcase" offers athletes the 'opportunity to gather together for a weekend of getting to know each other, doing some basketball training together, learning about the vision and mission of this team, understanding how FIBA competition works, and exhibiting our team-play for the local South Sudan community.'
Awet joined the Cougars at the start of second semester last year but did not appear in a game. He has four years of eligibility remaining for SIUE.