Tennessee basketball players Armani Moore and Josh Richardson will each head to the Dominican Republic this summer on basketball trips with a bigger mission.
Richardson will be making a second trip with Athletes in Action, a global sports ministry, traveling to the Dominican Republic from Aug. 8-18. The rising junior guard toured Germany and Poland last summer, recording a 6-0 record and participating in various service activities.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” Richardson said in a school release. “These trips are a great opportunity to experience different countries and cultures. I’m trying to expand my game, and playing for teams like this can really help a player’s confidence.”
Richardson averaged 7.9 points per game while starting all of UT’s 33 games last year.
Moore, a rising sophomore guard, will join a team sponsored by SCORE International May 24-29. He and his teammates will participate in outreach projects in Dominican communities, orphanages and churches.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s like over there and meeting some of the kids there,” said Moore, who was inserted in UT’s starting lineup at mid-season and scored 2.4 points in 30 games, including 16 starts. “Basketball-wise, I want to work on taking care of the ball and improving on my dribbling and ball-handling. Those are the main things I want to try and focus on.”
Brendan F. Quinn covers Tennessee men’s basketball. Follow him at Twitter.com/BFQuinn.