The St. John’s men’s basketball team will be taking a foreign tour to the Dominican Republic this summer. competing in exhibition games against the Dominican Republic’s national basketball team and their under-22 national basketball team.
Foreign trips serve as a chance for teams to build chemistry and earn experience against competition during the dormant periods of the college basketball offseason. As travel restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic have loosened, teams have renewed this tradition of globe-trotting. Per NCAA rules, teams are allowed to embark on a foreign trip once every four academic years and are only allowed to conduct a maximum of 10 practices and 10 exhibition games on their trip.