The Basketball Tournament, a 64-team, winner-take-all, single elimination tournament that anyone can enter, will have four former UConn Men’s Basketball players among the teams vying for the $2 million dollar prize.
Josh Boone, who was drafted 23rd overall by the New Jersey Nets after playing for UConn from 2003-2006, will be playing another year on Talladega Knights alongside a pair of UMass alumni and Tyrone Nash, a former Notre Dame big man. They will be competing in the Northeast Region.
Jerome Dyson will be competing for The Citi Team out of the South Region. The guard who played at UConn from 2006-2010 and is currently playing in Israel will be joined by plenty of former Division 1 talent, such as former Memphis forward Antoine Anderson.
Curtis Kelly, a forward who spent 2006-2008 in a UConn uniform before transferring to Kansas State, is on Purple and Black, the Kansas State alumni squad. They are competing in the Midwest Region.
Lasan Kromah, who was on the 2014 National Championship team as a graduate transfer after playing at George Washington, will look to help City of Gods make a third straight run to a Northeast Regional crown. Etan Thomas, formerly of Syracuse, is on the team as is former Temple guard David Hawkins. Kromah plays professionally in Hungary.
The preliminary round to fill out the final team in each region after the nine guaranteed teams and the six at-large bids begins on June 17 with a Jamboree in Philadelphia and main bracket play begins on July 8, with the semifinals and finals coming in Baltimore on Aug. 1 and 3.