MARS HILL, N.C. - Steven Gatkuoth, a 7'0" center from Sudan and member of the Mars Hill men's basketball team, will be playing for the Sudanese National Team in the Arab Basketball Championship from September 14-24 in Beirut, Lebanon. Gatkuoth will write a blog of his experience for the Mars Hill Athletic Site so that Lion fans can follow his journey half a world away.
Ten countries are participating in the 2010 Arab Basketball Championship. The teams are divided into two groups, with Group A consisting of Egypt, Lybia, Morocco, Algeria and Kuwait. The countries in Group B are Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Sudan and Iraq. The teams participating in the tournament are preparing for the Asian and African Games, which will be held next year.
Sudan opens against the host team, Lebanon, on September 14. Games will be telvised by the Future TV Network.