JBC International Tour Blog

Kevin Foley writes from the road on the JBC International Tour!

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Kevin Foley is the Event Director of the Jordan Brand Classic and the President of Position Sports which is based in Phoenix, AZ. Email him any questions or comments to

Final Thoughts from London

What a week in the UK!  We had such a great group of players, coaches and staff during the event and it is hard to believe it's already over.
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Blogging During the All-Star Game

I just thought it would be fun to blog live during the all-star game of the action for all of the fans following us.
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Day Six - Final Workout

I have really been looking forward to the last day of camp to see which players have the heart to work through all of the pain and exhaustion from the weekend to perform at the highest level.
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Day 5 - NBA Game in London

It is almost 2 am and I am just getting back to my hotel from the triple-overtime NBA game in London that the New Jersey Nets won by 1 over the Toronto Raptors.

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Day Five - Second Day of Camp

It was definitely an early morning today.  After getting back to the hotel late last night from the evening session, the buses rolled out of the hotel at 7:45 am this morning.
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Day Four - Profiling Steve Bucknall

My favorite part of these camps is meeting basketball people from all over the world.  We are very lucky to have Steve Bucknall as one of our local U.K. coaches this week.
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Day Four - Opening Night

What a great session tonight. The buzz among the coaches is the level of talent with these 40 players.

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Day Four - Checking out the Venue

We did a brief walk-through of the Surrey Sports Park this morning in preparation of the first session tonight. This is going to be a great year for the Jordan Brand Classic International Tour.

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Day Three - Final Prep

Our coaching staff all arrived today and we finished getting the product ready for the players.  We have included a special preview for you.
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Day Two - Exploring London

After a day and a half of work at the hotel, we finally made it out to central London to see the sights.

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Day Two - Adjusting to A New Time Zone

It's an early morning here in London.  Wide-awake at 6 am after a fantastic sleep.  It's overcast and very cold once again.  I got up and made my way down to the hotel gym this morning to make sure I keep my body on track with the time difference.

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Wrapping Up the First Day

The first day in England is coming to a close.  I have been awake for all but about two hours since leaving home on Monday morning -- hopefully will adjust to the new time zone by morning.
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Arrived in London

We landed safely at London Heathrow Airport at about 9:00 am local time (or 2 am my "regular" time).  It was so great to finally arrive after a long day/night on airplanes.

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Day One - Traveling to the U.K.

It is “Day One” of my 2011 Jordan Brand Classic International Tour blog.  I can’t believe that it is already my fourth annual trip with Jordan Brand to Europe.  This is one of the highlights of the year and it is always a great time sharing the experience with everyone.

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Start Following us on Monday, Feb. 28th!

The fifth annual Jordan Brand Classic International Tour is traveling to England this year to select 10 players for our International Game as part of the Jordan Brand Classic!  Follow along with our blog this week as we take you behind the scenes!
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