Hoop Dreams: Your Complete Guide to the Chris Paul HBCU Tip-Off Tournament


Almost four months ago, Chris Paul made another important commitment to historically black colleges and universities across the country. The NBA star, who is the product of two parents who attended HBCUs, teamed up with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to host the Chris Paul HBCU Tip-Off in Uncasville, Connecticut. Broadcast on nationwide television, the two-day tournament will feature Morehouse College, Virginia Union University, West Virginia State University and Winston-Salem State University.

“I appreciate the collaboration of the Basketball Hall of Fame and Mohegan Sun in organizing this inaugural event,” Paul said in a press release.

“Along with many family and friends who have attended HBCUs, I know firsthand how important they are to the future of our community and our country. I am delighted to provide a high experience for players and fans. “

Four months after the initial announcement, the tournament’s time has come. Here’s a quick look at Chris Paul HBCU’s first Tip-Off.

Fast facts

Who: Morehouse College, State of West Virginia, Union of Virginia, and State of Winston-Salem

What: Chris Paul HBCU Tip-Off

When: 22-23 November 2021

Or: Mohegan Sun Casino

Why: Providing a Wider Platform for Athletic Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

How to watch: The games can be streamed on ESPN + for a subscription fee of $ 4.99 per month. Match tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

Morehouse College Brown Tigers

Save: 1-1

Last match: (W) 79-72 at Young Harris College

Head of scoring: Kerry Richardson (11.5 pages per game)

Head of assistance: Andrew Stewart (3.0 apg)

Rebound leader: Kerry Richardson (5.5 rbg)

Union Panthers of Virginia

Save: 1-1

Last match: (W) 70-61 at Mansfield University

Head of scoring: Kaleaf Tate (12.0 ppg)

Head of assistance: Tahj Harding (2.5 apg)

Rebound leader: Raemaad Wright (8.5 rbg)

West Virginia State Yellow Jackets

Save: 2-1

Last match: (L) 64-85 at Millersville University

Head of scoring: Glen Abram (21.0 points per game)

Head of assistance: Jérémie Moore (3.0 apg)

Rebound leader: Jérémie Moore (8.7 rbg)

Rams from Winston-Salem State University

Save: 2-1

Last match: (F) 75-65 at Clark University in Atlanta

Head of scoring: John Hicklin (17.0 points per game)

Head of assistance: Isaac Parson (3.0 apg)

Rebound leader: Jon Hicklin (8.0 rbg)

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