Notably, former NBA gamers will sq. off subsequent yr part of the 2nd annual NBA HBCU Traditional occasion throughout NBA All-Star Weekend on Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. EST on the College of Utah in Salt Lake Metropolis.
The NBA introduced Grambling State College and Southern College might be spotlighted on the NBA All-Star Weekend occasion, that includes NBA legends Bob Love (Southern alum) and Willis Reed (Grambling State alum), who’ve been named honorary captains of the 2023 NBA HBCU Traditional.
“My pathway from Southern to the NBA has opened numerous doorways for me,” stated Love in an issued press launch. “I’m proud to help the NBA in utilizing the sport of basketball to rejoice the wealthy historical past of HBCUs and drive alternative for the following era of leaders each on and off the courtroom.”
Reed added, “I credit score my profession partly to my time at Grambling State. The HBCU Traditional will present what’s to most a once-in-a-lifetime alternative to play on the NBA stage and function a platform for these within the enterprise aspect of the sport to achieve business perception and make lasting connections.”
Coming into into its second yr, the NBA HBCU Traditional seems to be to construct off the second from final yr’s matchup between Howard College and Morgan State College throughout the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland, OH.
Each establishments had been the recipients of a $100,000 donation as a part of the MTN DEW All-Star Scholarships initiative.
The initiative awarded two college students $50,000 scholarships to advance their schooling at PepsiCo companion faculties Howard and Morgan State.
The NBA HBCU Traditional continues its work year-round to boost consciousness of HBCU athletic packages throughout the U.S.
As well as, the initiative additionally goals to assist advance schooling, profession, and financial alternatives for college kids by means of its scholarship efforts.
Tickets for the NBA HBCU Traditional 2023 will go on sale in December.
The occasion can even be simulcasted on TNT and ESPN2.