WILLIAMSTOWN, MA — Daniel Aronowitz '17 will be travelling with the Global Sports Academy basketball team on a five-game, eight-day tour of Belgium, Holland, and England. Aronowitz, along with fellow NESCAC hoopsters Jake Brown (Middlebury) and Tom Palleschi (Tufts), will be part of the 10-man squad that will be coached by Davidson College Director of Basketball Operations Abe Woldeslassie.
The team's roster consists of players from Dartmouth, Kenyon, Concordia, Claremont McKenna, St. Mary's (Maryland), Cal Tech, and Fort Lewis in addition to the trio of NESCAC players.
"I don't know the other NESCAC players personally yet, but I look forward to establishing closer relationships with players in the conference and having new rivalries to compete in," said Aronowitz.
Global Sports Academy is an organization created to arrange athletic competition between equally matched teams at all levels. The Academy's major goal is to "promote international goodwill" and a better understanding between nations.
"I'm very grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Global Sports Academy basketball trip. I look forward to an incredible experience playing overseas and the opportunity to represent the Williams basketball program on a worldwide stage," said Aronowitz.
"I'm thrilled Dan is getting this opportunity. Traveling the world and competing with other talented players will only help him be a better leader and player for our program," said Williams Ciollege Men's Basketball Head Coach Kevin App.
Head coach Abe Woldeslassie brings a wealth of coaching experience to the table for the GSA team. Before becoming the director of basketball operations at Davidson, he served in the same position at Dartmouth. Prior to Dartmouth, Woldeslassie served as an assistant coach for two years at NESCAC foe Bowdoin College.
Aronowitz has spent the summer of 2015 interning with a Healthcare services company called SingleCare. He has also been playing in the Columbus, Ohio Pro-Am League.
"In terms of preparation for the trip, I'm focusing primarily on logistics with my passport while continuing to work every day to improve as a player. I believe this trip will contribute to my improvement as I prepare for the upcoming season at Williams," said Aronowitz.
"Last season, Dan showed just how talented he is. His ability to do just about anything on the basketball court makes him incredibly difficult to defend. We're looking forward to him having a break-out season and helping lead our program on and off the floor the next two seasons," said App.
As a sophomore last season, Aronowitz was the fourth leading scorer, rebounder, and assist man for the Ephs, averaging 10.6 PPG, 3.8 RPG, and 1.6 APG. He started in 23 of 25 games.
In his freshman campaign, Aronowitz played a minor yet pivotal role for the Eph squad that made it all the way to the NCAA Championship game.
The trip spans from August 11-19.