DeMarcus Cousins is the latest former Wildcat to say he’ll be spending some time in Lexington this summer for The Basketball Tournament. However, unlike The Bluegrass Boys, Boogie will be creating his own team, rather than joining the former Wildcats’ squad.
“I’m excited to be putting together my own team for the TBT tournament,” Cousins said. “Coming in with a win attitude, and I plan on winning the whole entire tournament. Stay tuned.”
His team, somewhat ironically, will be named Loyalty is Love. According to the TBT twitter account, Cousins will be returning to Lexington for the action, which means he’ll be competing against “The Bluegrass Boys” – Dominique Hawkins, Marcus Lee, Josh Harrellson and Ramon Harris.
?BREAKING NEWS?: @boogiecousins is heading back to Lexington!
— TBT (@thetournament) May 8, 2019
TBT is a 64-team, single-elimination basketball tournament that started in 2014. It’s a chance for former players to reunite and compete – the roster can include anyone without a guaranteed NBA contract.
This year, Lexington will serve as the host team for the Lexington Region. Games will take place July 19-21 at Frederick Douglass High School and will air live on the ESPN networks. The winners of each region will meet for the semifinals and $2 million championship game in Chicago August 1-6.
DeMarcus Cousins v. the Bluegrass Boys… Who ya got?