Pac-12 All-Stars watch themselves in 'Ambassadors of the Game'
SAN FRANCISCO – Washington State guard DaVonté Lacy believes he can fly; he believes he can touch the sky.
Watching yourself sing an R. Kelly classic in a room full of reporters may cause some to blush, but Lacy didn’t mind not being able to spread his wings and fly out of an early viewing of “Ambassadors of the Game,” a 30-minute documentary detailing the Pac-12 All-Star team’s tour of China in August.
“It was pretty cool to experience that,” Lacy said of watching the sneak peak Thursday at 2014-15 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day alongside trip mates Nikola Jovanovic of USC and Utah/Pac-12 All-Star team head coach Larry Krystkowiak. “To share it with everyone and have it be recorded so they could see how special it was to us and everybody involved was [something I enjoyed.]”
The Pac-12 All-Star team went 3-0 against Chinese teams (two universities, one pro), and Lacy was really impressed with the team’s chemistry.
“I don’t think [some of the highlights] did justice to how well we played as a team,” he said. “I think we shared the ball pretty well, and there was no selfishness.”
Krystkowiak noted how easily the group hit it off during the 10-day tour, made possible by Utah’s “goofy” video guy and the overall high character level of the players that comprised the team.
“It was such an easy group to be around,” Krystkowiak said. “My favorite part of the trip was just whether it was a bus, or a practice or whatever it was we were doing, just kind of sitting in the back and watching their interactions… the fun we had was very positive.”
“Ambassadors of the Game” premieres Thursday night on the Pac-12 Networks at 7 p.m. PT with multiple re-airs throughout the fall. Check Pac-12 Networks' TV listings for specific dates and times.