Actor Michael B. Jordan will be pretty busy this winter as he prepares for the release of A Journal For Jordan. However, he has decided to add something else to his busy schedule. On December 18, Jordan, WME Sports, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment and Scout Sports and Entertainment will host the Hoop Dreams Classic.
“I am thrilled to finally announce the four HBCUs that will be competing in the inaugural Legacy Classic,” Jordan told Variety.
Hosted by the Prudential Center in Jordan's hometown, the basketball event will feature Howard University, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T University and North Carolina Central University. TNT will also step in as the official broadcasting partner.
“Invesco QQQ and Turner Sports have been amazing partners in helping bring this experience to life,” Jordan said.
“I grew up watching basketball games on TNT, so I am confident they will deliver this set of games to a true audience of basketball fans and their families in an exciting way.”
Jordan is not the only star working to organize an HBCU basketball tournament in the northeast. Six weeks ago, NBA star Chris Paul announced that he would be hosting the Chris Paul HBCU Tip-Off on November 22-23 at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. The two-day doubleheader will feature Morehouse College, Virginia Union, West Virginia State and Winston-Salem State.
“I appreciate the collaboration of the Basketball Hall of Fame and Mohegan Sun in hosting this inaugural event,” Paul said in a statement obtained by The Undefeated.
“With several family members and friends who have attended HBCUs, I know firsthand how important they are to our community and country’s future. I’m excited to offer an elevated experience to the players and fans this November.”