Quincy Acy is one of 10 Division I players traveling to Europe with Athletes In Action later this month.
May 9, 2009
XENIA, Ohio – Baylor men’s basketball power forward Quincy Acy is one of 10 NCAA Division I student-athletes selected for a one-week competitive tour with Athletes In Action against teams in Poland and Berlin, Germany. The AIA team is one of 12 Athletes In Action international-touring men’s and women’s basketball teams this summer.
Acy just completed his freshman season with the Bears, helping guide them to a 24-15 overall record and a spot in the championship game of the 2009 National Invitation Tournament in New York City. Acy played 34 games and ranked sixth on the team in scoring (5.4 points per game) and fourth in rebounding (3.6 rebounds per game), earning All-Freshman honors by a group of media who regularly cover the Big 12.
The Mesquite, Texas, native began his college career with a Big 12 Conference and Baylor record 20 consecutive field goals made. He was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the fall semester.
Acy will be joined by Colorado’s Dwight Thorne II, Valparaiso’s Cory Johnson and Brandon Wood, Washington State’s Abe Lodwich and Robbie Cowgill, Indiana State’s Koang Doluony and Dwayne Lathan, Lafayette College’s Marek Koltun and Mercer’s E.J. Kusnyer. Indiana State head coach Kevin McKenna will coach the squad. Illinois head coach Bruce Weber will also travel with the team, conducting coaching clinics in Katowice, Poland, and Berlin along with McKenna.
The team will depart May 18 and begin a four-day training camp in Katowice, Poland, May 19. The 10-player squad will begin play May 22 and will play three games in Poland and two more in Berlin before returning to the United States May 27. The goals of this tour are to provide a rich cross-cultural experience for each team member and for team members to grow in their personal faith.
Athletes In Action, a Christian sports organization, is active in 75 countries, on nearly 125 U.S. college campuses and with 35 U.S. professional sports teams. To learn more about Athletes In Action, visit their website at www.AthletesInAction.org.