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UK announces summer trip to Bahamas and opponents

Everything you need to know about Kentucky Basketball in August.

NCAA Basketball: Vermont at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats are heading back to the Bahamas for a summer foreign trip, the school announced Tuesday.

UK will return to the the Bahamas for a four-game, eight-day trip from Aug. 6-13. UK will train on the island and play four professional teams during its stay as it prepares for the 2018-19 college basketball season.

Coinciding with the trip will be the seventh annual John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience while in the Bahamas.

”If you know me, you know I’ve talked a lot about college basketball taking over the month of August,” UK head coach John Calipari said in a press release. “It’s a perfect time – when we have nothing else going on – to get with our kids, practice and give our fans a chance to see our team before school starts.

“The current rules only allow us to do it every four years and this one comes at a great time. We’re going to have another young team and will have a tough schedule early. Getting these games in against professional competition and allowing us to practice will give our guys an early idea of how hard this is going to be.”

Go here to find out more information on how you can attend the summer trip and.or the fantasy camp with Coach Cal.

2018 Bahamas Trip Game Schedule

  • Aug. 8 – vs. the Bahamas national team
  • Aug. 9 – vs. San Lorenzo de Almagro
  • Aug. 11 – vs. Mega Bemax
  • Aug. 12 – vs. Team Toronto