CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Gov. Justice took time to spotlight the world-class basketball action underway in Charleston this week.
“We’ve got a great basketball tournament going on in Charleston with the teams playing for a million bucks,” Gov. Justice said. “It’s really good stuff.”
The event, named simply “The Basketball Tournament,” features teams from across the country competing for a $1 million+, winner-take-all grand prize.
One of four regional tournaments is taking place this week at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, and includes teams made up of alumni from West Virginia University and Marshall University.
While Marshall’s alumni team “Herd That” lost in a tightly-contested second round matchup, WVU’s alumni team “Best Virginia” remains alive in the single-elimination tournament, advancing to the Sweet 16, with their next game scheduled for Wednesday, July 21, at 9 p.m.
“I would tell all West Virginians to get out and go support this tournament,” Gov. Justice said. “This is just another driver of economic boost to the Charleston area.
“Go support this great event for the Charleston area and these great kids,” Gov. Justice continued. “What a great effort they’re making. We’re really proud of them.”