The Basketball Tournament (TBT), the $2 million, summer event televised live on ESPN, has chosen Greensboro, North Carolina to serve as one of the Regional locations for the summer’s premier basketball event.
As part of a new initiative in each region, TBT is admitting eight “host teams” with ties to each of eight host cities before opening its application period. Team CP3, led by NBA superstar Chris Paul, will serve as the Greensboro Regional host. The roster will be comprised primarily of players who have gone through Paul’s North Carolina-based AAU program.
The ESPN family of networks will telecast all TBT games live. Games in Greensboro will be played July 19-21, 2019 at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse. Greensboro will serve as tournament hosts for the first time, edging out several cities vying to bring the popular and growing event to their communities.
TBT features a 64-team bracket of top-notch professional basketball, featuring college alumni teams, international basketball stars, ex-NBA players, future NBA players and more competing in a single-elimination 5-on-5 tournament for a winner-take-all $2 million prize. Games will air on ESPN networks beginning July 19, 2019.
TBT’s quarterfinals, semifinals and the $2 million championship game will be played in Chicago from Aug. 1-6.
The highly-competitive tournament has attracted some of the best basketball in the world. Last year, more than 60 players with NBA experience played in TBT, including multiple former lottery picks, NBA Champions and All-Stars. Sixteen TBT 2017 players signed deals with NBA teams in 2017-18. Overseas Elite, a dynasty team of American stars playing in top leagues around the world, won for the fourth consecutive year in 2018, running their record to 25-0 and taking home an astounding $7 million in the process. They will be back to defend their title.