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NBA All-Star Chris Paul Announces Teams For 2024 HBCU Hoops Challenge

NBA superstar Chris Paul is bringing the heat to the hardwood once again as he unveils the lineup for the highly anticipated HBCU Hoops Challenge 2024. This year’s showdown promises to be a slam dunk as top talent from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) gear up to compete for glory on the court.

Paul, known for his electrifying plays and leadership on the NBA court, is championing the cause of HBCU athletics by spearheading this exciting event. With his passion for the game and commitment to uplifting HBCU communities, Paul is rallying basketball enthusiasts nationwide to support these rising stars as they showcase their skills in an epic showdown.

“Chris Paul’s unwavering advocacy for HBCU athletes reflects his deep commitment to their empowerment and success. The Basketball Hall of Fame is honored to collaborate with Chris to promote opportunities for these talented student-athletes,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

“We eagerly anticipate bringing all eight teams and their fans together under one roof at Mohegan Sun Arena in December and bringing HBCU culture to New England.”

Chris Paul smiles during a charity game held at Winston-Salem State University in 2011. | Photo Courtesy of HBCU Gameday

The competition is fierce as HBCU teams from across the country prepare to go head-to-head in a display of athleticism, teamwork, and sportsmanship. From electrifying dunks to clutch three-pointers, fans can expect nothing short of an adrenaline-packed spectacle as these athletes leave it all on the court in pursuit of victory.

But the HBCU Hoops Challenge is more than just a basketball game—it’s a celebration of excellence, resilience, and the rich legacy of HBCU athletics. It’s a testament to the talent and determination that thrives within these institutions, driving them to greatness both on and off the court.

“I’m excited to continue to grow the game of basketball through our HBCU tournaments,” said Paul. “These games present a unique opportunity for student-athletes to play on a national stage and receive their well-deserved recognition. Collaborating with the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Mohegan Sun, and our partners provides the commitment needed to support HBCU schools and student-athletes.” 

Paul is a 2022 graduate of Winston-Salem State University

As the countdown to tip-off begins, anticipation is building among fans eager to witness the next chapter in HBCU sports history. With Chris Paul at the helm, the HBCU Hoops Challenge 2024 promises to be an unforgettable event that showcases the incredible talent and spirit of these student-athletes.

So mark your calendars, rally your squad, and get ready to cheer on your favorite team as they compete for glory in the ultimate showdown of HBCU hoops supremacy.

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