Offseason adventures in Dinoland:

By Lawrence Bailey

Don’t let the eight-month school year fool you, being a student athlete is a year-round job. Just ask Dinos men’s basketball players John Riad, Chris Wright and Whit Hornsberger.

The trio of hardcourt warriors set off for the University of Alberta Wed., June 19 along with former Dino Chris Harris for the Canadian national men’s development team tryouts. The tryouts, which run through Sat., June 28, will focus primarily on the World University Games taking place in Taegu, Korea from August 21-31.

"This is a great positive experience for all of the players involved," said Dinos men’s basketball Head Coach Dan Vanhooren. "It is an additional opportunity for our players to compete at another level and bring back those experiences to our team."

If any of the Dinos sufficiently impress the brass at Basketball Canada, they will be invited to the main selection camp in Richmond, British Columbia in early August.

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