PEORIA - The Bradley basketball team leaves for the bahamas on Sunday, but the Braves don't see it as a vacation. They say it's a business trip.
Bradley practiced for the last ten days and gets an early start to next season preps by playing four pro teams in the Thunder Classic.
It's an opportunity for players and coaches to build some chemistry, and of course do some sightseeing before the season begins.
"Go to the beach, show off our muscles," said Anthony Fields, Bradley Sophomore Guard. "I'm just excited to play basketball. That's what we're here for. Everyone excited to pan eachother out and see what we have for next year."
"This is a test for us as a team to see where were at, our chemistry," said Chris Blake, Bradley Junior Forward. "Very good opportunity for us."
"Four games on a foreign trip where they will do nothing but spend five nights with eachother and not know anyone else," said Geno Ford, Bradley Head Coach. "Should have positive impact on our program."