The final stretch of The Basketball Tournament is coming up in Chicago with one of the remaining eight teams walking away a champion and two million dollars richer next Tuesday.
The team managed by DeMarcus Cousins, “Loyalty Is Love,” is in the quarterfinals as the winner of the Lexington regional played over at Frederick Douglass High School. However, the trip to Chicago may be short-lived for Cousins’ squad because they drew Overseas Elite, the back-to-back-to-back-to-back champion of The Basketball Tournament. Overseas Elite has won the last four TBT titles, a total of seven million dollars in prize money, and a perfect 25-0 all-time record.
To get ready for the challenge, Loyalty Is Love called up another Kentuckian — although this one a Tennessee Vol — to help in the fight. The team announced Monday it added Scotty Hopson to the roster for its final three games in the tournament.
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— Team Loyalty Is Love (@TeamLoyaltyTBT) July 29, 2019
Hopson starred at University Heights Academy in Hopkinsville, where he was a five-star prospect and McDonald’s All-American, before a three-year career in Knoxville with the Vols. He entered his name in the 2011 NBA Draft, only to go undrafted. He has spent the majority of his career overseas, most recently in Israel.
Loyalty Is Love will play Overseas Elite this Friday night at 7 p.m. on ESPN.