TEAM AIST Basketball

Team AIST Basketball History

Since 2002, AIST has been traveling the world with select players from across the country to competing in a variety of sports. The selection process is based on recommendations from coaches as well as statistical leaders from around the nation at all levels of college play. For our high school selected players can be from an AIST Tryout, college coaches recommendations, college showcase events or from our research of online player profiles.

As a player you will gain cultural experience, personal growth, as well as improving your skills and creating many new friendships along the way. We hope you join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Benefits of Traveling with AIST Select Teams

Our program is designed to give athletes the opportunity to improve as a player and as a person. Here are a few reasons to travel with AIST:

  • Cultural Experience of a Lifetime
  • Personal Growth
  • Educational sightseeing excursions and experiences
  • Emersion into an unfamiliar atmosphere
  • Opportunities to improve your skills
  • A better understanding of the world around you
  • Meeting new friends, teammates and opponents from around the world
  • For College athletes - opportunity to gain some exposure and possibly play abroad - Please note AIST does not promote players or have any guarantees that scouts will be at games
  • For High School Athletes - a chance to gain experience playing with like talent as preparation for the college level

AIST Select Team Tours:

Men’s Tours and Results

  • 2016 –Italy Basketball Exhibition Tour
  • 2014 –Italy Basketball Exhibition Tour
  • 2013 – Italy Men's Basketball Tour - 2nd Place
  • 2012 – Italy Basketball Exhibition Tour
  • 2011 – Italy Basketball Tournament - 1st Place
  • 2010 – Italy Basketball Tournament - 1st Place
  • 2008 – Dominican Challenge - 1st Place
  • 2008 – Italy Basketball Tournament - 2nd Place
  • 2007 – Italy Basketball Tournament - 1st Place
  • 2005 – 1st Annual Italy Basketball Tournament in Como, Italy - 1st Place

Women’s Tours and Results

  • 2015 – United World Games Tour - 1st Place
  • 2015 – Exhibition Tour - Italy Women's Basketball Tour
  • 2014 – Exhibition Tour - Italy Women's Basketball Tour - Two teams
  • 2013 – Italy Women's Basketball Tour - Team Stars 1st Place
  • 2013 – Italy Women's Basketball Tour - Team Stripes 3rd Place
  • 2012 – Italy Women's Basketball Tour - Team Stripes 2nd place
  • 2012 – United World Games Tournament - 4th Place
  • 2011 – Italy Basketball Tournament - 1st Place
  • 2011 – Italy Basketball Tournament - 1st Place
  • 2010 – Italy Basketball Tournament - 2nd Place
  • 2009 – Italy Basketball Tournament - 2nd Place
  • 2008 –Italy Basketball Tournament - 1st Place
  • 2007 – Italy Basketball Tournament - 2nd Place
  • 2006 – Italy Basketball Tournament - 2nd Place
  • 2005 – Holland Tournament - 1st Place
  • 2005 – Italy Basketball Tournament - 1st Place

AIST Select Team Coaches:

Women’s Coaches

  • 2016 – Carla Flaherty- Roanoke College- Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2015 – Jim Bruneli - Gannon University - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2015Jason Piepho - Brighton High School - United World Games
  • 2014 – Jason Piepho - Brighton High School - United World Games
  • 2014 – Shannon Murphy - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - United World Games
  • 2014 – Jeff Curtis - Northwood University - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2014 – Kara Williamson - Rhode Island College - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2013 – Jason Gray - Goodrich High School - United World Games
  • 2013 – Jason Keefer - Finlandia University - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2013 – Mike Jacobsma - Central College - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2012 – Jeff Curtis - Northwood University - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2012 – Jon Swickrath - Brescia University - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2011 – Liz Hickey - Averett University
  • 2011 – Jim Brunelli - Anderson University
  • 2009 and 2010 – Brad Duckworth – Alverno College
  • 2008 – Adrianne Harlow – Tusculum College
  • 2008 – Melissa Tiber – Tusculum College – Now at Southern Illinois University
  • 2007 – Adam Houdeshell – Presentation College
  • 2006 & 2005 – Deena Applebury – Mary-Washington University – Italy Basketball Tour
  • 2005 – Gale Gilchrest – Washington College – Holland Basketball Tour
  • 2005 and 2006 – Deena Applebury – Mary-Washington University – Italy Basketball Tour

Men’s Coaches

  • 2016- Matt O'Brien - University of Maine - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2014 - Robert Colbert - Keene State College - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2013 – Bob Walsh – Rhode Island College - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2012 – John Baron - Gwenned-Mercy College - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2011 – Jason Kline - - Park Univeristy - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2010 – Kevin DeVantier – Sullivan County Community College - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2008 – Tim Waller - Stillman College - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2008 – Brian Miller – Milwaukee School of Engineering - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2007 – Bob Walsh – Rhode Island College - Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2005 – Joe Esposito – University of Minnesota – Italy Basketball Tour

Top Team Players:

Women's Players

  • Northwood University - Pam Wilson
  • New York University – Rachel Wojdowski, Div III Player of the year
  • University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point - Amanda Nechuta
  • Lawrence University - Claire Getzoff
  • Loras College – Blair Bennett
  • Carthage College – Angela Beyer
  • Mary Washington University - Jennifer Olinger
  • New York University – Rachel Wojdowski, Div III Player of the year
  • University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point - Amanda Nechuta
  • Lawrence University - Claire Getzoff
  • Loras College – Blair Bennett
  • Carthage College – Angela Beyer
  • Mary Washington University - Jennifer Olinger
  • University of New Haven – Ashley Hilton
  • University of Mary Washington – Liz Hickey
  • Northern State University – Celia Westphal
  • John Brown University – Ashley Wettengel
  • Chaminade University – Katherine Carlisle
  • Tusculum College – Jasmine Gunn – All American
  • Newbury College – Jessica Lightfoot
  • Washington and Jefferson – Maria Hillenbrand
  • Meredith College – Brittany Cornelius
  • Baptist Bible – Holly Walton
  • University of Southern Maine – Nicole Paradis
  • Alverno College – Alicia Kontowski
  • Centenary College – Kristin Camuso
  • Husson University – Bethany Sevey
  • Cabrini College – Deana DiAmico
  • Cabrini College – Julie Bonomo

Men's Players

  • Angelo State University - Chris Connolly
  • Richard Stockton College of NJ – Brian Hiltner
  • McDaniels College – Kyle O’Connor
  • Angelo State University - Chris Connolly
  • Richard Stockton College of NJ – Brian Hiltner
  • McDaniels College – Kyle O’Connor
  • Rhode Island College – Kinsey Durgin
  • Manhattonville College – Donte Chisolm
  • Grinell College – Bobby Long
  • St. Joseph Maine – Chad Pulkkinen
  • Rhode Island College – Brian Stanko
  • Chestnut Hill College – Julian McFadden
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering – Austin Meier
  • Edgewood College – Christopher DeMarco
  • West Liberty University – John Wolosinczuk
  • West Liberty University – Barry Shetzer
  • Sullivan County CC – Terry Coleman
Team AIST Videos

Here is some testimony from our tours!