BLOG

July 2011 Archives

USA Basketball - Tim Abromaitis is one of college basketball's brightest student-athletes, with myriad national and conference academic honors to his name.

And this week, at the USA Basketball World University Games Team Training Camp at the United States Olympic Training Center, Abromaitis is hoping his penchant for learning -- and learning quickly -- will help him land a spot on the final roster that will compete next month in Shenzhen, China.

Of the 20 players in training camp, only 12 will ultimately make the team and represent the United States when it tips off against Mexico on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Abromaitis knows his classroom prowess means little compared to on-court aptitude in a situation like this -- where finalists for the team are expected to be named after just four practices -- but it can't hurt.

He's got just a few opportunities to learn the international game, learn how to play with new teammates and make an impression on the USA Basketball coaching staff and USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee members.

Not an easy task, for sure.

"Coaches are throwing things at us quick right now, where we've got to learn plays on the fly, and we have a lot of different drills, where we have to be able to just jump in and know it right away," said Abromaitis, who is a two-time Capital One Academic All-American (2010 and 2011) and a two-time BIG EAST Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2010 and 2011).

"I don't know if the classroom directly translates into (on-court success), but the focus that it takes to succeed in school is a habit I've grown, and that definitely translates over to basketball."
 

Recent Comments

  • notre dame gear: "Lime green 42... fashionably correct fuchsia 42... hut, hut.. HIKE!" read more
  • Zachary Barredo: Hi, what type of air playne it was there!? read more
  • celtic544: Who's next for the Irish? Slippery Rock? read more
  • WallsKatheryn21: One understands that life seems to be high priced, nevertheless we need money for different issues and not every person read more
  • Frank Lardy: Great Piece!! My wife and I were laughing out loud at this. read more
  • HensonCONSTANCE: That's cool that we can receive the loan and that opens up new possibilities. read more
  • GEOB: The only positive coming from this game is Coach Kelly's relization (I hope) that Hendricks is the present and future read more
  • tom matthews: Notre Dame's football team is fast becoming unwatchable. The current team has not improved since game one. Penalties and turnovers read more
  • game of thrones: People around me are all talking about game of thrones these days. I am so happy because I am a read more
  • brian hess: PATHETIC!! read more

Event Calendar

September 4
7:30 PM
vs USF
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

WatchND
September 4
4:00 PM
at Western Michigan
Kalamazoo, Mich. (WMU Soccer Complex)
September 4
4:00 PM
at Crusader Invitational
Valparaiso, Ind. (Sunset Hill Farm County Park)
September 4
7:00 PM
at Seton Hall
South Orange, N.J.

Live Video
September 5
7:30 PM
vs Texas
Notre Dame, Ind.

NBC
September 5
12:00 PM
vs Temple
South Orange, N.J.
September 5
5:30 PM
vs Hofstra
South Orange, N.J.
September 6
2:00 PM
vs UAB
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ESPN3
September 6
12:00 PM
at Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (DeMartin Soccer Complex)

St. Joseph Health System Medifast Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka