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Illinois guard Aaron Jordan to participate in 5-game European exhibition tour

This is a great opportunity for the sophomore to gather more experience.

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For the second-straight Summer, Illinois basketball will be represented on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Sophomore guard Aaron Jordan is set to participate in Global Sport Academy’s Select Tour from August 9-17; the five-game European event will take place in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands.

As you may recall, the entire Fighting Illini roster played in a four-game exhibition tour prior to the 2015-16 season. The Orange and Blue compiled a 3-1 record, with their lone loss resulting from a matchup against the Dutch National Team.

Jordan struggled to find consistent playing time as a true-freshman, so these games will be a great opportunity to get more experience under his belt. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard averaged 3.4 points (32.6 FG%, 34.4 3PT%) in 11.8 minutes per game.

For updates on the trip, make sure to follow Global Sport Academy on Twitter (@GlobalSports_US). We’ll also do our best to pass along anything that’s related to Jordan.