BBall Notes: Italy, Injury, & More

Details on Michigan's upcoming trip to Italy, and injury to freshman D.J. Wilson, and the Wolverines' home opponents in the Legends Classic.

Italian Trip Itinerary

Michigan released the details Wednesday for its upcoming trip to Italy during which it will play four exhibition games. It's a trip that won't be just about basketball however. The Wolverines will also tour Rome, Verona, Vicenza, Venice and Lake Como and see historic sites like the Vatican, the Colosseum and Forum and the Spanish Steps.

"This trip would not have been possible without the generosity of our donors as well as the athletic department," said Beilein. "We are fortunate to have this opportunity to improve our team's growth and chemistry while still experiencing a foreign trip.

"It's a great opportunity for our young men to get a chance to learn a different culture, visit historical sites, bond as a team and play some quality completion. We learned and experienced a great deal from our Belgium trip four years ago, and we look forward to having more memorable moments."

One of the most memorable will be when they visit the United States Army base in Vicenza on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The stop will consist of lunch and dining with service members, meeting with soldiers, a U-M shootaround, and an autograph signing.

"The visit to the Army Garrison is going to be a special for us," said Beilein. "Any time we can give back, visit and speak with service men and women, it is a life-changing experience."

Wolverine Exhibition Game Schedule

Game 1: Sunday, Aug. 17, vs. Perugia Select Team, Rome, Italy (Stella Azzura), 6 p.m. CEST
Game 2: Tuesday, Aug. 19, vs. Vicenza All-Stars, Vicenza, Italy (Palazzetto dello Sport), 8:30 p.m. CEST
Game 3: Wednesday, Aug. 20, vs. Oderzo All-Stars, Vicenza, Italy (Palazzetto dello Sport), 8:30 p.m., CEST
Game 4: Friday, Aug. 22, vs. Mantova Stings, Poggio Rusco, Italy (Palazzetto dello Sport), 7 p.m. CEST

Central European Summer Time (CEST) is six hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
All game times and venues are subject to change

Injured Freshman

The Wolverines will be without the services of freshman power forward D.J. Wilson, who is recovering from surgery on his right pinky finger. He will be out 4-6 weeks, but will travel to Italy with the teams.

"This is an unfortunate injury for D.J.," said Beilein. "However, we have the best training and medical staff here at U-M, so we know he is in good hands. We anticipate a speedy recovery, so D.J. will be back and at 100 percent when we start our September workouts."

Michigan to Face Bucknell and Detroit

Dates and opponents for the Ann Arbor Regional for the Legends Classic have been set. Michigan will host Bucknell on Monday, November 17th, and Detroit on Thursday, November 20th.

2014 Legends Classic | Bracket

Ann Arbor Regional
Crisler Center | Ann Arbor, Mich.
Nov. 17 vs. Bucknell
Nov. 20 vs. Detroit

Championship Round
Barclays Center | Brooklyn, N.Y.
Semifinal, Nov. 24
VCU vs. Villanova, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Michigan vs. Oregon, 9 p.m. (ESPN3)

Third-Place Game, Nov. 25
Loser VCU/Villanova vs. Loser Michigan/Oregon, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Championship, Nov. 25
Winner VCU/Villanova vs. Winner Michigan/Oregon, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)

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