It's fitting that Casey Wohlleb will be taking a tour with Athletes In Action.
Because over the next six weeks, in action is what Wohlleb will be as the former Florida Gulf Coast University forward will try to sign a contract with a professional basketball team.
Today, the 6-foot-7 Wohlleb is on his way to a two-week tour of the Czech Republic and Bulgaria with Athletes in Action, which sends teams of college athletes in multiple sports to compete overseas, to grow their individual faith and spread the message of Jesus Christ.
When he returns, Wohlleb plans to work out at the IMG Academy basketball program in Bradenton.
"He may want to pack an extra bag," FGCU men's basketball coach Dave Balza said. Balza coached during a similar trip 12 years ago and four of the players were signed.
"He can be a good player in that Czech Republic League."
Wohlleb averaged 16.5 points and 3.8 rebounds while hitting 62 3-pointers for FGCU last season.
He said there are a number of reasons to go on these trips. Last season, he and former FGCU forward Landon Adler went to China with other Division II players on an East Asia tour.
"It's a mixture of things," Wohlleb said. "It's a good opportunity to get job offers. It's an amazing experience. You're around Christian athletes who are really great. Going to China, I don't think I'll ever forget that."
Adler's brother Jerod will be one of Wohlleb's teammates, as will Jahaziel Howard, brother of the Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard.
When Wohlleb returns to the United States, he will head to IMG, where his new teammates will include former college stars Courtney Lee (Western Kentucky), Stanley Burrell (Xavier), Brian Roberts (Dayton) and Pat Calathes (St. Joe's), who was named MVP at the Portsmouth Invitational.
"I went up for a workout with the pre-draft guys, it went well and I really liked it," Wohlleb said. "Afterwards, they told me I should come back for four weeks."
Wohlleb will have to pay a fee at IMG, which he's negotiating. He'll be put through workouts and get buffet-style meals.
"It's making yourself more marketable, how to present yourself, it's learning to become a better pro," said Wohlleb, who's taking a class in business strategy. Taking a warm-up seriously, how to react to new things, being able to answer simple questions.
"And they put you in front of people looking for good players, whether it's Spain, Italy or the Hornets or the Celtics."