Picture this, some of the best of the best players in your favorite sport converging into 64 team for single elimination tournament. With excitement building seeing fantasy draft picks come true, it gets even better with a grand prize that you cannot beat, TWO MILLION DOLLARS. This only seems possible in your imagination, yet now, ESPN is making it happen. TBT, The Basketball Tournament is a 64 team, single elimination tournament, with a grand prize of 2 million dollars, however, not just basketball players can compete, literally anybody can apply for this. However, your morning basketball team of accountants, teachers, and that stay at home dad that really wants out of the house, might have lost their shot when you hear who has officially entered the tournament.
Bringing on some of the best players from Wichita State University, The Shock Alumni team is entering the tournament
The Wichita Eagle reports that on
"Tuesday that a Wichita State alumni team, “The Aftershocks,” was given an automatic entry into this summer’s bracket and Wichita will be one of eight host cites for the opening rounds."
Being represented By some of our best players and on national networks is a pretty big deal! After the previous year hosting NCAA, Wichita seems to be doing something right.
"The Aftershocks have the possibly to play their first three games in the tournament at Koch Arena. They will open on Thursday, July 25, then if they win, play again in the regional semifinal on Saturday and regional championship on Sunday. Tickets, starting at $45 for an all-session general admission pass, are now available at GoShockers.com or by calling the ticket office at 316-978-3267." - Wichita Eagle, 2019
The players that are currently on the roster are:
Joe Ragland (2010-12)
Malcolm Armstead (2011-13)
Clevin Hannah (2008-10)
Cleanthony Early (2012-14)
Toure’ Murry (2008-12)
Shaquille Morris (2013-18)
Rashard Kelly (2014-18)
J.T. Durley (2006-11)
Tekele Cotton (2011-15)
Conner Frankamp (2015-18)
Garrett Stutz (2008-12)
Are you going to the tournament this summer? Who else would you like to join?
I would love to know what you think about this. Twitter: @djkraekrae