The 64-team bracket has been finalized for the 2021 The Basketball Tournament and several former Arizona Wildcats will be playing for the $1 million grand prize this summer.
As of now, they are...
- Brandon Randolph — Mental Toughness (JCK Foundation)
- Derrick Williams — L.A. Cheaters (Drew League)
- Mark Lyons — Zip ‘Em Up (Xavier alumni)
- Rawle Alkins — Eberlein Drive
(You can click on the teams’ names for their complete rosters.)
Dylan Smith is listed for a team named the “Panther Family” (Georgia State alumni) but it appears that squad did not qualify. (Over 100 teams applied to participate in TBT.)
J.P. Prince, who transferred away from Arizona and finished his career at Tennessee, will play for the Ballinteers.
TBT begins on July 16 and runs through August 3. It will air on the ESPN family of networks. The full bracket can be found here. Randolph and Williams’ teams face will each other in the first round.
The preliminary rounds of this single-elimination tournament will be held in Wichita (Kansas), Charleston (West Virginia), Peoria (Illinois) and Columbus (Ohio). The Elite Eight, Final Four and championship game will be held at the University of Dayton. The winning team receives a $1 million payout that will be divvied up among its players and staffers.
Former Arizona guard Kyle Fogg once won four straight TBT titles with Overseas Elite from 2015 to 2018.