According to a report from Inside Carolina, UNC basketball has a preseason trip in store, too. Prior to the 2018-19 season, the Tar Heels will trek down to the Bahmas. In mid-August (17-18), North Carolina will participate in the Bahamas Basketball Federation’s “Summer of Thunder” event.
College teams are allowed to make one of these preseason trips every four years; back in 2014, UNC basketball — with freshmen Theo Pinson, Joel Berry and Justin Jackson — went to the Bahamas, too.
In that last trip, North Carolina actually lost one of the exhibition games: 84-83 against the Providence Storm. That storm team featured future Arizona star Deandre Ayton, a projected top-3 pick in this year’s NBA Draft.
Elsewhere in the Triangle
North Carolina won’t be the only ACC team making a preseason trip later this summer/fall. Around the same time, Duke basketball will head north to Canada for an exhibition series, too.