By Libaan Osman
The Rams men’s basketball team will take on the Duke Blue Devils during their Canadian pre-season tour.
Ryerson is scheduled to square off against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) powerhouse on Aug. 15, at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ont. The news was first reported by former Rams play-by-play commentator, Jordan Henry.
Via sources: Duke Men’s Basketball is making a pre-season trip to Canada. Sounds like they'll play Ryerson August 15th at @hersheycentre in Mississauga, University of Toronto Aug. 17th at Hershey and McGill Aug. 19th at Bell Place in Laval. A homecoming showcase for @RjBarrett6 pic.twitter.com/ZrHesXNXLl
— Jordan Henry (@Jor_Henry) May 23, 2018
Ryerson, who is coming off consecutive U Sports national championship appearances, will welcome Canadian star R.J. Barrett, who gets a chance to put on a show in his hometown of Mississauga. Last summer, Barrett led Canada to its first ever FIBA title while being coached by Ryerson’s own Roy Rana, as they secured gold at the U19 World Cup.
Fans will also get the opportunity to see Zion Williamson and Cameron Reddish, who alongside Barrett, are touted to be the three best high school prospects heading into the NCAA next year.
Tickets and television details for the pre-season games will be announced at a later date, according to Stephen Wiseman of North Carolina’s The News & Observer.