DRose, Joe Johnson, Tyreke Evans to Take USO Hawaii Tour

by October 18, 2011

NBA MVP Derrick Rose is among a group of locked-out players set to participate in the ‘Hoops for Troops’ USO Tour to Hawaii next week. Says DRose: “I am honored to take part in a USO tour and greatly appreciate the USO’s efforts in organizing this trip.  I am so thankful for the great sacrifices the service members and their families make for our country and it is a truly special opportunity to give back by sharing our love of basketball with them.” Check out the full roster and all the details from the official USO release:

WHAT: ‘Hoops for Troops’ USO Tour to Hawaii

Derrick Rose, Chicago
Joe Johnson, Atlanta
Al Horford, Atlanta
D.J. Augustin, Charlotte
Tyreke Evans, Sacramento
Brook Lopez, New Jersey
Robin Lopez, Phoenix
JaVale McGee, Washington
Mike Miller, Miami

WHEN: October 23 – 28, 2011

WHERE: Hawaii

Nine of today’s biggest stars on the court, to include Derrick Rose, Joe Johnson, Al Horford, D.J. Augustin, Tyreke Evans, Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez, JaVale McGee and Mike Miller, will participate in their first USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour Oct. 23-28. In the region to extend their gratitude, the group is scheduled to visit multiple military bases, lead two youth clinics, share insider tips and play one-on-one with service men and women. The group will also sign autographs and pose for photographs for military families.