Transfers lead the way overseas for Wake, UVA

Once every four years, college basketball programs are allowed to go abroad (an NCAA provision), and compete against foreign clubs or universities. It’s an all-around good deal. The players get to travel somewhere neat (yay culture!), play ball and build chemistry; it’s also valuable for the coaches, who get 10 extra practices, and the opportunity to see how their team will mesh a few months before the actual season gets started up.

In years past, several ACC programs have done something of this sort. NC State went to Spain prior to the 2012-13 season; in 2011, Duke went to China and the UAE.

Wake Forest and Virginia are the two programs currently in action. While the two teams are in two totally different locations — the Demon Deacons are in the Bahamas, the Cavaliers in Spain — there’s one similar trend taking place: so far, transfer players have led the way.

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