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Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal

12 July, 2018 – 24 July, 2018

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Featuring NBA and WNBA alumni Tony Delk, Dale Ellis, Mistie Bass and Sydney Carter, with music by DJ Big Mike Saunders

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Tony Delk

Tony Delk was picked 16th overall in the 1996 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets. He was traded by the Hornets along with Muggsy Bogues to the Golden State Warriors for B. J. Armstrong on November 7, 1997, where he played for two seasons before signing with the Sacramento Kings in 1999. He appeared in 46 games in 1999-00, and joined the Phoenix Suns prior to the 2000 season. In a January 2, 2001 overtime game against his former Kings team, Delk scored a career-high 53 points on 20-for-27 field goal shooting. Delk played for the Dallas Mavericks in 2004. After a year with the Mavericks, Delk was traded to the Atlanta Hawks and ended his career with the Detroit Pistons during the 2006 season. Delk finished his NBA career with averages of 9.1 PPG, 2.5 RPG and 1.9 APG as he, in August 2006, signed a contract with the Greek basketball team, Panathinaikos, in Athens. He won the Greek Cup, the Greek Championship and the European Championship with Panathinaikos.  Delk, the Most Outstanding Player of the 1996 Final Four when Kentucky beat Syracuse for the national title. He was a First Team All American in 1996, SEC Player of the Year (1996). The University of Kentucky Hall of Fame Inductee (2008) and his #00 jersey was retired by Kentucky in 2015. Tony was then able to transition into his next chapter of his career by way of his professionalism, reputation, his education, and passion. He has worked with different networks commentating and analyzing both collegiate and professional basketball. Tony also has passion for charitable causes. One he holds dear to his heart is his own foundation to support awareness and raise funds for Sickle Cell Disease. His foundation is called Taylor Delk Sickle Cell Foundation. The foundation is named after his eldest daughter who has the disease as well as her younger sister.

Dale Ellis

Dale Ellis remained one of the league leaders in three-point shooting, topping the NBA with a .464 mark for Seattle in 1997-98 at the age of 38. He ranked 5th with a .433 mark in 1998-99. Ellis, who played his college ball at Tennessee, was chosen by the Dallas Mavericks with the ninth overall pick in the 1983 NBA Draft. Ellis put up a .595 field goal percentage in 118 games with the Tennessee Volunteers, and as a senior he averaged 22.6 points and 6.5 rebounds. An off-season trade sent the 6’7” swingman to the Seattle SuperSonics in 1986, and made the most of his opportunity by becoming a runaway choice as the league's Most Improved Player in 1986-87. Ellis played in all 82 games that season and averaged 24.9 points, which led the team. He shot .516 from the floor, posted a .358 three-point field goal percentage, and finished second to Larry Bird in the NBA long-distance shootout during All-Star Weekend. For three seasons, Ellis was Seattle's main man, averaging at least 23.5 points and leading the Sonics to the playoffs in two of those years. The best season of his career came in 1988-89, when he finished third in the league in scoring (27.5 ppg) and second in three-point shooting (.478). In his All-Star appearance that year, Ellis scored 27 points in 26 minutes in the 1989 midseason classic. He won the long distance shootout and earned a spot on the All-NBA Third Team.    

Mistie Bass

Mistie Bass is a 10 year WNBA veteran with the Houston Comets (2006-08), Chicago Sky (2009-10), Connecticut Sun (2012-13) and Phoenix Mercury (2014-2016). She was a member of the Phoenix Mercury 2014 WNBA Championship team and has played in 22 career playoff games. In 2015, she posted her seventh career double-double on November 20th against Tulsa where she scored a career high 20 points and tied a career high in rebounds (12). She also finished with 26 total steals which marked a career high. In 2014, she scored her 1000th career point on July 13th vs. San Antonio. 
 
Bass averaged 9.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in her four-year career at Duke, playing in 142 games (120 starts) while starting her final 105 games. She was a part of 127 wins at Duke, the most in program history and finished her career at Duke ranked eighth in points (1,409), eighth in made field goals (557), fifth in field goal percentage (.567), fifth in rebounds (800) and fifth in blocks(131). She was just the fifth player in Duke history to register over 1,400 points and 800 rebounds in her career. A Wooden Award nominee in 2005-06, Bass led Duke to ACC Championships in 2003 and 2004. 
 
Bass played internationally with Lattes Montpellier in France and averaged 14.8 points and 7.1 rebounds while shooting 54.0-percent from the field. She was a member of the 2015 French Cup Championship team and also played for Union Lyon in France during the 2013-14 and 2012-13 WNBA off seasons where she averaged 16.9 points and 7.2 rebounds. She played  in 2013-14 Played for Challes-Les-Eaux in 2010-11 (19.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 56.3-percent from the field) and 2011-12 (19.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 55.9-percent from the field) and picked up league MVP honors each year She also played professionally in Turkey(Mersin) and Israel(Jerusalem). Bass always prided herself in being a “player coach" on the floor, guiding teammates during games and at practices like an extension of her head coach.

Sydney Carter

Carter was selected by the Chicago Sky with the 27th overall pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft. Carter, a 5-6 guard also played for the Connecticut Sun in 2013 where she played an average of 17 minutes per game. She was a member of the Indiana Fever in 2014 where she had a memorable game vs the Atlanta Dream on July 2nd, scoring 9 of her 11 points in the 4th quarter to secure a victory for the Fever. The Fever made the playoffs that season, advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. Carter joined the Atlanta Dream in 2015, appearing in 26 games and starting 7. Carter was a standout at Texas A&M, helping the Aggies win the 2011 National Championship while being named the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Dallas Regional that season. A three-time co-captain for Texas A&M, Carter was twice named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team. Carter averaged 11.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists as a senior, earning All-Big 12 Second Team honors. She was honorable mention All-Big 12 as both a junior and sophomore, and was a member of the Big 12 All-Freshman Team. She finished her college career ranked third in Big 12 games played during a career (140), first in career free throw percentage (.820, 296-361) at Texas A&M, and fifth all-time in career 3-point field goals made (130) and career 3-point field goals attempted (400) as an Aggie. Carter played internationally in 2013-13 for TTT Riga in Latvia and in 2012-13 she was a member of Hapoel Galil Elyon in Israel. She won 3 consecutive Latvian Championships, 3 consecutive Latvian-Estonian championships and an Eastern European Championship. An excellent ball-handler and scorer, she is known for her speed and quickness that enables her to get to the rim, score or pass.

DJ Big Mike Saunders

Originally from Brooklyn, NY; DJ Big Mike is an on-air personality, DJ, host and will shut any club/event down! He is one of 101.9 Kiss FM's most popular on-air personalities.  Mike is a member of Core DJ and gets the most satisfaction performing in front of military personnel all over the world.  He was the featured DJ on the “For The Leathernecks Tour from 2013-2015 opening up for the likes of BoB, Nelly and Weezer.  Mike has also opened up for Kayne West & Cardi B. In addition, Big Mike has DJ'd for several Mountain Dew "Hoop it Up" events and other basketball themed shows and has the knack for matching the right music for his audience.

Tour Schedule

Date
Location / Activity
12
Jul
2018
NSA Souda Bay, Greece
Clinic
14
Jul
2018
NAS Sigonella, Italy
Clinic
16
Jul
2018
NSA Naples, Italy
Clinic
18
Jul
2018
Aviano AB, Italy
Clinic
19
Jul
2018
USAG Vicenza, Italy
Clinic
20
Jul
2018
Camp Darby, Italy
Clinic
22
Jul
2018
NS Rota, Spain
Clinic
24
Jul
2018
Lajes AB, Portugal
Clinic

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