By CLTure News
July 8, 2021
Jordan Brand and Charlotte Sports Foundation have announced a three-year deal to host a new Jumpman Invitational basketball event taking place in Charlotte at Spectrum Center on December 20 and 21 in 2022.
The event will feature both the men’s and women’s teams from the original four schools to sign partnership deals with Jordan Brand which includes Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Oklahoma. The schedule will feature two games each night on ESPN, with matchups and game times set to be announced soon.
“This a great opportunity to showcase our city’s passion for all things basketball and a wonderful venue in the Spectrum Center,” said Fred Whitfield, President and Vice Chairman of Hornets Sports & Entertainment in a press release. “We look forward to partnering with the Charlotte Sports Foundation and Jordan Brand to create a memorable experience for basketball fans, as well as all the players and other representatives of the participating schools.”
“We’re hoping this will be the start of one of the most anticipated, coveted and competitive events in all of college basketball each and every year,” said Danny Morrison, executive director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation in a press release. “Charlotte has all the resources to make this an overwhelming success including an incredibly passionate fan base, and we look forward to seeing this event grow in stature for years to come.”
NEWS: Charlotte Sports Foundation to bring major college basketball event to the Queen City starting in 2022.
— Charlotte Sports (@CLTSports) July 8, 2021
In June, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame also announced the first-ever Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout at Spectrum Center on Friday, December 17, 2021 with a one-day quadruple-header featuring Charlotte vs. Wake Forest, North Carolina State vs. Richmond, Virginia Tech vs. St. Bonaventure, and East Carolina vs. Liberty.