Two million dollars is up for grabs.
The winner-take-all, single-elimination, 64-team tournament known as simply The Basketball Tournament (or TBT) is back for its fourth year.
Final rosters were announced on Tuesday with the opening rounds set to kick off July 8-9 in Philadelphia and Charlotte.
Philadelphia University will again be used as a host site. That's not the only Philly flavor as TBT is set to feature a variety of former NBA players and collegiate studs, many of whom starred for Big 5 schools and other local colleges.
Villanova will be well-represented in the tournament. Nine of the 10 players on Team SuperNova played for the Wildcats and will be led by former consensus first-team All-American Scottie Reynolds. Other members of the team include Reggie Redding and Corey Fisher, who helped ‘Nova reach the 2009 Final Four, as well as 2016 national champion Darryl Reynolds. Team SuperNova will be coached by former Wildcats guard Mike Nardi.
Former Sixers and Villanova guard, Maalik Wayns, will try to push Philly-led Team FOE to the championship this summer. The squad's GM is Philly native and current Detroit Pistons forward Marcus Morris.
Eight-year NBA veteran and South Jersey product Jason Thompson will be suiting up in hopes of leading his team to the coveted $2 million prize with his squad of mostly Rider University products.
Players from just about every city school will be participating during TBT, including David Hawkins (Temple, City of Gods), Aaron Brown (Saint Joseph's, Sideline Cancer), Jermaine Thomas (La Salle, DC on Point) and Phil Goss (Drexel, City of Gods).
For a closer look at all of the rosters, schedule and other information, visit thetournament.com.