In the programs first international travel since 2014 the Indiana Hoosiers will be facing off with BC Mega, a professional basketball club based in Belgrade, Serbia, in two exhibition games. The first game is set for Friday, Aug. 13th at 7:30 p.m. while the second game is Sunday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m.
Both games will be played in the Imperial Ballroom at Atlantis Paradise Island.
“I think this opportunity will be extremely beneficial to the young men in our program,” said IU head coach Mike Woodson. “…to have the chance to test yourself against professional basketball players is invaluable. We’ll be able to learn a lot about ourselves.”
Indiana is not the only team that will be bringing high-level talent to the Bahamas.
BC Mega point guard Dayshon Smith played at the University of Dayton from 2013-17 and averaged nearly 14 points as a senior and accumulated 498 career assists. Shooting guard Nikola Jovic is a projected lottery pick in the 2022 NBA draft. Jovic stands 6-10, weighs 209 pounds, and averaged 15.8 points per game as a 17-year-old playing with professionals.
BC Mega plays in the ABA League First Division and finished with an above .500 record last year of 18-15.
For those who purchased tickets, they will be available at the Atlantis Box Office located in the Convention Center starting at 10:00 a.m. on Aug 13. Gates will open to the Imperial Ballroom one hour prior to tip-off. For more information please visit https://www.atlantisbahamas.com/iu-basketball-in-paradise