As John Calipari works to assemble his roster for next season, Kentucky has announced details to play in an international basketball showcase.

The Kentucky men’s basketball team will travel to Toronto, Ontario, Canada to participate in the 2023 GLOBL JAM July 12-16 at Toronto’s Mattamy Athletic Centre. Canada Basketball, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches, invited the Wildcats to represent the United States in a world-class international basketball showcase featuring Under-23 teams from around the world.

Canada is a familiar connection for Big Blue Nation, as former Wildcats from Canada include Jamaal Magloire (1997-2000), Trey Lyles (2015), Jamal Murray (2016), Mychal Mulder (2016-17) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2018) all concluding their time in Lexington by moving on to NBA careers.

UK will play teams from Germany, Canada and Africa.

“We’re so appreciative of the NABC and Canada Basketball for the invitation to participate in the GLOBL JAM,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “They have put together a field full of talented and tough teams that will begin to help us prepare for the upcoming season, while also providing us with another special trip for not only our team but for our fans as well. On behalf of everyone at the University of Kentucky and our team, we’re honored to represent the United States and we’re excited to get to Toronto and take part in this terrific event.”