Yellow Jackets going to the Bahamas

The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team will take a week-long trip to the Bahamas next month.

The Yellow Jackets will leave Atlanta on Aug. 5 and return Aug. 11. In between, three games are scheduled Aug. 6 and Aug. 8-9 against a Bahamian all-star team in Nassau. The team also will participate in a community-service outing and other activities. The trip will be the first out of the country for the program since the summer of 1991.

Tech is allowed by NCAA rules to conduct 10 practice days on campus in preparation for the trip, the first of which was held Tuesday. All of the players on Tech’s 2015-16 roster will be eligible to participate, with the exception of graduate transfer James White, who is not scheduled to graduate from Arkansas-Little Rock in time to make the trip.

“It’s going to be great for our team,” coach Brian Gregory said in a release. “It also gives us a chance to really start working on some things that we believe are important for our team to be successful this year, things that we identified at the end of last season that we’ve worked on more individually in the spring and early part of this summer. We get the 10 practices, but we also get a chance for the bonding, the camaraderie and building of the team chemistry.”