Chris Kramer didn't see this coming.
He figured he'd try to get workouts in with NBA teams, get into minicamps and continue to just work out on his own and improve his game this summer.
Instead, he's leaving for Puerto Rico on Tuesday morning.
Kramer will play point guard for the Guaynabo Mets starting this week and for the team's run during the playoffs. Kramer said if the team advances to the championship game, he could be in Puerto Rico for seven weeks.
He's never been there -- the Boilermakers actually are playing in a tournament there next season -- and doesn't know anyone there.
He took Spanish classes at Huntington North but doesn't speak it fluently. He's hoping he can understand it well enough to get by.
At least one of his teammates is also from the States, former Illinois player Shaun Pruitt.
Kramer was staying in shape by working out with Mad Ants teammates Walker Russell Jr. and Ron Howard in Indianapolis and with an assistant coach at Huntington North, he said.
"The biggest thing is always being ready because you never know what's going to happen," Kramer said. "I feel pretty good. So hopefully I can go there and be in good shape."