The Crusader men’s basketball program has a storied history of welcoming international talent, as 31 international players from 18 different countries have dotted Valpo’s rosters over the last two decades.
This year’s team is no exception, as it features five international student-athletes: Vashil Fernandez (Jamaica), Max Joseph and Tevonn Walker (Canada), David Skara (Croatia) and Shane Hammink (Netherlands).
“I haven’t been back home in 15, 16 months, and I shouldn’t say this, but I really don’t miss it. Don’t tell my mom that, but we are really a great family here.”
— Lubos Barton (1998-2002)