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LIVE Hoops Return on the Fourth of July with The Basketball Tournament

Basketball is Back.

As the NBA prepares for its return at Disney World in late July, TBT tips-off action on the hardwood in three weeks.

The Basketball Tournament, a $1 Million winner-take-all event, will be played at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH from July 4-14. Twenty-four teams will compete for the grand prize and every game will air on the ESPN family of networks. Last year’s winners, Ohio State alumni dubbed Carmen’s Crew, will defend the title from their home arena.

Of course, coronavirus will prevent any fans from attending the Elam Ending games. Players will arrive five days in advance to be screened for COVID-19. Once approved, if one player contracts coronavirus, the entire team is eliminated.

Teams and rosters have not yet been revealed, but two weeks ago TBT announced on social media that former Kentucky Wildcat Terrence Jones will represent Team Washington in the event.

Article written by Nick Roush

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