The “most intense basketball competition in the world” will be hosted by Columbus this year. The Basketball Tournament, a single-elimination, winner-take-all experience broadcasted on ESPN will be held at Capital University for games happening from July 20-22.
This is the fifth year for the tournament and $2 million is up for grabs.
The tournament features 72 teams comprised of college alumni, international basketball stars, ex-NBA players, future NBA players, and more.
Last summer, nearly 70 former NBA players participated and more than two-thirds were current professional players, reports The Dispatch. A few of those players included Jon Diebler, Aaron Craft, Jared Sullinger, William Buford, Dallas Lauderdale and David Lighty who all played on on Ohio State-themed team, “Scarlet and Gray.”
Defending the title from last year, the year before that, and the year before that is Overseas Elite. They’ve racked up $5 million in the past three years.
Can Scarlet and Gray break the cycle and bring home the trophy?