Iowa's Gesell ready for Four Nations Cup in Europe
By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
Mike Gesell dribbles during a game in the Prime Time League.
Waterloo, Iowa (KWWL/KTIV) -
At the end of the month, Iowa's Mike Gesell will represent Team USA at the Four Nations Cup basketball tournament in Estonia and Finland.
Training starts at the end of the July for the four day tournament which begins in August.
Last season, when the Hawkeyes traveled overseas for exhibition games in France and England, Gesell sat out with a broken bone in his shooting hand.
The former South Sioux standout, who led Iowa in assists this past season, is excited for a second chance to play outside of the United States.
"I'm really excited, especially since I was hurt last year and didn't get a taste of the professional basketball," Gesell said. "Just to get over there and play against grown men, I think it will really help me expand my game, and it will really show me even more what I need to improve on to play against pros."
Adam Woodbury will also join Gesell at the tournament.
The Four Nations Cup starts Aug. 4.
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