The Dutch are heading to the Netherlands. Coach Craig Douma and the Central College men’s basketball team embark on a nine-day international journey Aug. 19-27. Central will stay in Dordtrecht, playing games against Dutch club teams there and in Amsterdam, with extensive sightseeing throughout the country. NCAA rules allow for 10 practices prior to the trip and the squad begins drills on campus tomorrow. Central is a national leader in study abroad, first offering international programs in 1965. Ton Sels, a Dutch businessman with Pella connections, is organizing Central’s trip, Douma said. Central had an inexperienced squad last year, enduring an 8-17 season. But the Dutch return three starters, including second-team all-American Rivers guard Jaden Moody. He is the only senior among the 13 players making the trip, while 10 are sophomores. They’ll be accompanied by three coaches.

Trip participants include:

COLORADO

MONTROSE—Kade Terrell, guard, 6-0, 145, so., Montrose HS

ILLINOIS

ALGONQUIN—Ajani Rodriguez, guard, 5-9, 145, so., Harry D. Jacobs HS

MACOMB—John Fuhr, forward, 6-6, 255, so., Macomb HS

WESTERN SPRINGS—Nick McColgan, guard, 5-11, 155, so., Lyons Township HS

Award/honors: One varsity letter

2018-19 stats: 8 games played, 1.4 points/game, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks

IOWA

BONDURANT—Seth Moeller, guard, 6-1, 165, so., Bondurant-Farrar HS

CAMBRIDGE—Jaden Moody, guard, 6-3, 195, sr., Ballard HS

Awards/honors: Three varsity letters; Connie Muyskens Memorial MVP Award (2019); Gary Dirksen Achievement Award (2019); All-Conference, second team (2018-19)

2018-19 stats: 23 games played, 17.9 points/game, 4.8 rebounds/game, 1.3 assists/game, 17 steals, 6 blocks

DUNLAP—Joe Weber, guard, 5-9, 150, so., Boyer Valley HS

IOWA CITY—Jake Anderson, guard, 5-11, 160, so., West HS

Award/honors: Onet varsity letter

2018-19 stats: 5 games played, 2.4 points/game, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal

KENTUCKY

PARIS—Marcus Ashford Jr., guard, 5-10, 150, so., Paris HS

Award/honors: One varsity letter

2018-19 stats: 12 games played, 1.7 points/game, 1.3 rebounds/game, 10 assists, 5 steals, 3 blocks

MISSOURI

ARGYLE—Tim Brunnert, forward, 6-3, 180, so., Fatima HS

KANSAS CITY—Caden Mauck, forward, 6-6, 230, jr, Blue Springs South HS

Award/honors: Two varsity letters; Newcomer of the Year Award (2017-18)

2018-19 stats: 19 games played, 6.6 points/game, 3.9 rebounds/game, 10 assists, 8 steals, 2 blocks

WILDWOOD—Adam Flinn, guard, 6-0, 175, jr., Lafayette HS

Awards/honors: Two varsity letters; Most Improved Award (2019)

2018-19 stats: 25 games played, 12.5 points/game, 3.6 rebounds/game, 3.1 assists/game, 24 steals, 1 block

NEBRASKA

BENNINGTON—Thomas Spoehr, forward, 6-6, 205, so., Bennington HS

Award/honors: Two varsity letters; Newcomer of the Year Award (2019)

2018-19 stats: 25 games played, 6.9 points/game, 3.8 rebounds/game, 18 assists, 2 steals, 6 blocks