first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementThat’s the case with Florida Southern transfer Kaiyem Cleary.The guard, originally from Manchester, England, played prep school ball in the U.S. before playing two years at nearby Florida Southern.However, in March Cleary was unsure if he would be able to play any basketball when all flights between England and the U.S. were grounded. FSW Softball leads the way with school’s first national championship June 2, 2021 FSW softball team removed from Southwest flight for not wearing masks June 3, 2021 Advertisement FORT MYERS, Fla. – This season seven countries and four different continents will be represented on the same basketball court when the Florida Southwestern State men’s basketball team begins play.Six players, nearly half of the Buccaneers’ roster, is made up of international students.“It wasn’t planned that way,” said Head Coach Eric Murphy. “We were just trying to find the best players available and this year they just happened to be from a different country.”Luckily for Murphy all of his international players are well adjusted, having played high school, prep school or college basketball in the States already. Kobe Bryant among 9 others to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame May 17, 2021 FSW softball moves on to quarterfinals May 27, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments “I was scared I wasn’t going to be able to come back. Because as soon as I got home in March the whole country shut down,” he said.Cleary is just one of the six Bucs that call another country home.There are Sophomores Mohamed Sylla (Cote d’Ivoire), Johnathan dos Anjos, (Brazil), and Jaden Campbell (Canada).Then there are the Freshmen, Jovan Kojic (Serbia), and Modibo Sanogo (Mali).Each is eager to blend their style of play with the American style they have been becoming more accustomed to.“I feel like bringing international players to American basketball helps both personalities,” dos Anjos said.While that talent mixes together on one court Africans, Americans, Brazilians, Britons, Canadians and Serbians join to make one team while all chasing one goal.“Basketball is a global game and some of these guys have aspirations to play basketball after college,” said Murphy. “Getting accustomed to that already may help them out big time later on in life.”The Bucs begin play Wednesday at home to kickoff their 2021 Spring season. AdvertisementTags: basketballFSW AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more