NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2023 – The NBA today announced that the Virginia Union University Panthers (VUU) and Winston-Salem State University Rams (WSSU) men’s basketball programs have been selected to compete in the 2024 NBA HBCU Classic presented by AT&T.  The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) matchup will take place on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana as part of NBA All-Star 2024.  The third NBA HBCU Classic will be simulcast on TNT, ESPN2 and NBA TV.

“We’re excited to bring these two storied programs and conference rivals together to compete in our third HBCU Classic as part of NBA All-Star 2024,” said NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum.  “The level of competition during the previous two Classic games set a high standard and showcased the tremendous pride of the HBCU community.  We look forward to celebrating Virginia Union University and Winston-Salem State University on one of the NBA’s marquee stages.”

The teams were selected in collaboration with the CIAA.  The 2024 NBA HBCU Classic presented by AT&T continues the league’s ongoing, year-round commitment to advancing educational, career and economic opportunities in partnership with HBCU institutions as well as increasing support and awareness for HBCU athletics.

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