ALL ROADS LEAD TO PHOENIX FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL HBCU ALL-STAR GAME GCU to host showcase of the nation’s top HBCU talent on Sunday, April 7, 2024
Media Contact: Warren Morris, Mahogany Xan Communications
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PHOENIX (Wednesday, November 8, 2023) The Valley of the Sun has been selected for the Third Annual
HBCU All-Star Game to be held Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Grand Canyon University (GCU). The HBCU All-Star
Game is an elite college basketball showcase featuring the nation’s most dynamic and talented basketball
players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
The HBCU All-Star Game combines a game filled with athletic excellence with a weekend full of fan-favorite
activities for the Phoenix community. Fans can expect to see all of the fabulous elements that the HBCU All-
Stars experience is known for including bands, cheerleaders, dance team, Greeks, Divine Nine, college
admissions fair, pro day combine, community outreach, initiatives, engagement, scholarships awards, welcome
reception, awards ceremony, social justice and civil rights panel discussion, and so much more.
“Grand Canyon University is tremendously excited to be the home of the 2024 HBCU All-Star Game,” said Jamie
Boggs, Vice President of Athletics, Grand Canyon University. “The HBCU All-Star Game is filled with faith,
community, and excellence, and our entire team is proud to host this premier event.”
“On behalf of our HBCU All-Stars Basketball Movement, I cannot express how grateful, blessed, and thrilled we
are to bring this great game to the Valley,” said Travis L. Williams, HBCU All-Stars, LLC Founder and CEO. “The
HBCU All-Star Game provides this amazing national platform where goals, dreams, and aspirations come true.
This is more than a game, it is an experience of a lifetime for the entire family to enjoy and the entire
community to participate in. GCU will be the best place to be on Sunday, April 7, 2024, watching a game of this
magnitude that is like no other during college basketball’s biggest weekend celebrating Black Excellence at the
highest level. We cannot wait to introduce these outstanding 24 HBCU players who will represent the Best in
Black College Basketball on the court that afternoon.” Williams is a former head coach for two prestigious
HBCUs, Tennessee State University and Fort Valley State University.
The HBCU All-Star Game was created to honor the rich legacy of HBCUs and celebrate the remarkable
contributions of HBCU student-athletes and brilliant coaches in college basketball. The game elevates the
importance of HBCUs and the talents of their students. Participating athletes will represent all four historically
Black athletic conferences, the MEAC, SWAC, SIAC, and CIAA, in addition to student-athletes from Tennessee
State University, Hampton University, and North Carolina A&T State University. This year’s game will air live
on CBS Television Network and will stream on Paramount+.
In addition to the game, events will be held throughout the community that celebrates Black culture, exhibits
Black excellence, and commemorates Black history. Fans can look forward to a myriad of activities leading up
to Game Day. Tickets for the 2024 game will go on sale Wednesday, November 8, 2023, and will be available at
https://bit.ly/2024hbcuallstars. Discounted tickets will be available for community and youth organizations.
For more information, please go to www.hbcuallstargame.com and www.hbcuallstargameexperience.org. To
request media credentials, please email Warren Morris at [email protected] or LaTricia
Woods at [email protected]. For tickets and group sales inquiries email [email protected].