The College Basketball All-Star Game & Celebrity Extravaganza will be a weekend celebration of educational, multicultural and entertainment festivities that complement the basketball all-star game and a celebrity game featuring local personalities, along with nationally renowned entertainers and actors playing for their favorite HBCU.
The College Basketball All-Star Game & Celebrity Extravaganza will be held the fourth weekend in April each year in Columbus, Ohio.
The College Basketball All-Star Game will showcase top players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) in competition against players from Ohio’s traditional universities, including The Ohio State University, University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati and Mid-American Conference (The MAC).
The College Basketball All-Star Game is the first-ever all-star game in history played in a NBA arena showcasing student athletes from HBCUs.
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The College Basketball All-Star Game & Celebrity Extravaganza is produced by Classic For Columbus, the nonprofit organization that produced the HBCU football Classic held at Ohio Stadium this past August.
The College Basketball All-Star Game & Celebrity Extravaganza’s mission is to promote education, economic development and diversity while raising funds for scholarships and institutions of higher learning.
The projected attendance for the College Basketball All-Star Game & Celebrity Extravaganza is 20,000.
The College Basketball All-Star Game & Celebrity Extravaganza will create a projected $10 million economic impact for Central Ohio.
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The College Basketball All-Star Game can help underrated players get a shot at the NBA. The 2005 All-Star Game MVP (Devin Green from Hampton University) was invited to tryout for the LA Lakers and was awarded a contract.