Stace Hall | University Advancement | 31 October 2007
As they arrived on Oahu and at BYU-Hawaii, many players and coaches from different countries were excited and pumped for the beginning of the American Money Group Asia Pacific Basketball Classic. For some, this event seems like a dream.
"Our kids never get the chance to play in a tournament like this, let alone a facility," said Michael Whippy (pictured at left), head coach of the women's national team from Fiji. "We walked into our first practice session, into the old gym [the McKay Gymnasium], and they [the players] said, 'This is the old gym?! Gee!'
"We don't even have a new gym in Suva like that old gym, so it's a big experience for us."