NASSAU, The Bahamas – Rhode Island men’s basketball is bound for the Bahamas this August.

The Rams will participate in the 2024 Baha Mar Hoops Summer League, Aug. 4-9, in Nassau, Bahamas. The six-day foreign tour features a trio of games played against international competition at the Baha Mar Convention, Arts and Entertainment Center onsite at the stunning Baha Mar resort.

International opponents include teams from the University of Calgary (Canada), the University of Victoria (Canada) and the Bahamas. The full Baha Mar Hoops Summer League schedule, including previously announced Louisville men’s basketball, is as follows:

  • Tuesday, July 30 – Louisville vs. Bahamas, 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Aug. 1 – Louisville vs. Calgary, Noon ET
  • Monday, Aug. 5 – Rhode Island vs. University of Calgary, 6 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7 – Rhode Island vs. University of Victoria, 6 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Aug. 8 – Rhode Island vs. Bahamas, 6 p.m. ET

“The opportunity to bring our program to a destination site like the Baha Mar resort and the Baha Mar Hoops Summer League is exciting,” Rhode Island head coach Archie Miller said. “Any chance to give your team live game action against any opponent helps build team chemistry, especially where we are blending a returning nucleus with several newcomers. Trips like this are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that give the team members lasting memories.”

In its third season under Miller, Rhode Island returns six players, including the top two scorers from last season, David Green (14.3 points/game) and Jaden House (14.1 points/game). Rising sophomores David Fuchs (7.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game) and Cam Estevez (7.1 points/game) are foundational pieces who impressed in their first season a year ago. The Rams also brought in five transfers, four of which come from Power 5 programs. Jamarques Lawrence (Nebraska), Sebastian Thomas (UAlbany), Quentin Diboundje (Tennessee/East Carolina), Javonte Brown (Texas A&M/Western Michigan) and Drissa Traore (St. John’s) all figure to make an immediate impact.

NCAA rules allow for a foreign tour by an intercollegiate team once every four academic years. The Baha Mar Hoops Summer League is managed by bdG Sports, a Lexington-based event marketing firm which annually operates two dozen collegiate men’s and women’s basketball games at Baha Mar each November.

“Baha Mar is without question the hottest resort in the world with so many entertainment options onsite,” President and CEO of bdG Sports Brooks Downing said. “It should make for a memorable experience for Rhode Island and its fans.”


The trip serves as the first up-close opportunity to catch the Rams in action as Rhode Island gears up for the coming 2024-25 campaign. Fans interested in attending the Baha Mar Hoops Summer League can request additional details on fan packages by emailing [email protected]. Packages include accommodations at the Baha Mar resort, welcome reception tickets, game tickets, breakfast vouchers and other amenities. Game tickets are on sale now at


The remarkable Baha Mar resort serves as the backdrop to this basketball showcase. Anchored by Grand Hyatt and featuring SLS Baha Mar and Rosewood Baha Mar, the resort is situated on 1,000 acres overlooking Nassau’s famous turquoise ocean waters. The destination resort boasts more than 2,300 rooms, the largest casino in the Caribbean, a $200 million luxury water park, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, the Caribbean’s first and only flagship ESPA Spa and a collection of more than 45 restaurants and lounges.


As part of Baha Mar Hoops, the resort welcomes 20 NCAA men’s and women’s teams for a three-tournament, regular-season event each November as well as holds a summer league that includes exhibition games against international competition as part of a foreign tour. The resort has welcomed Kentucky, Xavier and Penn State for summer exhibition tours in recent years.


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