HBCU All-Stars Announce Final Free Ticket Deadline to midnight Monday, March 20.  All Elementary, Middle, High School, and College students with valid student ID can receive Free Student Tickets. Come watch the Top 24 HBCU Players To Play in Historic All-Star Game at Texas Southern University!

HBCU All-Star Game set for Sunday, April 2 in Houston, Texas and airing on CBS Television Network


HOUSTON (March 18, 2023) – The HBCU All-Star Game, will take place on Sunday, April 2 in Houston, Texas at the prestigious Texas Southern University H&PE Arena at 3 p.m. CST, and feature four premier HBCU NCAA Division I and II conferences in the country. The game will consist of the nation’s top 24 players who will make up the rosters named after two HBCU Legends, Team Willis Reed versus Team Dick Barnett.  The game will air live on the CBS Television Network and be available to stream on Paramount+.


“I am truly excited in year #2 to offer free student tickets “first come, first served” and extend ticket deadline to midnight Monday, March 20th for all elementary, middle, high school, and college students with a valid ID to this historic game on the beautiful campus of Texas Southern University. This will be a great opportunity for the students to witness Black excellence, Black history, and Black cultural experiences up close and personal with the 2023 HBCU All-Stars,” said HBCU All-Stars LLC Founder and CEO Travis L. Williams. “This is love for all of our students, giving back to our community outreach and scholarship initiatives, engaging with the youth, providing unbelievable HBCU Basketball movement, and celebrating the Best in Black College Basketball.  History in the making and first time ever that an HBCU All-Star Game will be played on a HBCU campus at TSU H&PE Arena.  It is very important to play this historic HBCU All-Star Game in a sold-out arena with a big-time basketball atmosphere.  As always, I am just being obedient to this GOD-driven vision that was founded in 2019, and it has been a long journey and dream come true to get to this point.  We will continue honoring and celebrating the rich history, tradition, and contributions of HBCUs to the sport of college basketball.”


With a mission to advocate, educate, expose, mentor, and invest in HBCU students, student-athletes and coaches across the country, the event aims to showcase the “Best in Black College Basketball.”  Launched by HBCU All-Stars LLC, a Black-owned sports marketing, events, and media company in Atlanta, the HBCU All-Star Game brings much needed E.A.R. (Exposure, Access, Recognition) and O.R.R. (Opportunities, Resources, Results) to outstanding, talented, ambitious, and hardworking HBCU students, student-athletes and brilliant coaches and celebrate Black Excellence, Black History, and Black Cultural Experiences at the highest level.


Team Willis Reed is comprised of players who compete in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAA),

while Team Dick Barnett will be made up of players who competed in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), and INDEPENDENT schools representing Tennessee State, Hampton, and North Carolina A&T State Universities.


To learn more about the HBCU All-Star Game and to get additional information about its ancillary events and tickets visit hbcuallstargame.com, and follow @hbcuallstargame.


2023 HBCU All-Star Game at Texas Southern University                         

Sunday, April 2, 2023

4:00 pm ET/3:00 pm CT


Top 24 HBCU All-Stars

“The Best in Black College Basketball”


Team Dr. Dick Barnett (MEAC, SIAC, & INDEPENDENT HBCU All-Stars)


1)   Joe Bryant Jr, Norfolk State University                                          PG                 6’1”

2)    Kris Bankston, Norfolk State University                                         F/C                6’9”

3)    Isaiah Burke, Morgan State University                                            PG                6’1”

4)    Brendan Medley- Bacon, North Carolina Central University        C                  7’0”

5)    Sam Sessoms, Coppin State University                                            SG                 6’0”

6)    Nathaniel Pollard Jr. University of Maryland Eastern Shore       SF/F             6’5”          

7)    Demetric Horton, North Carolina A&T State University              SG                6’5”  

8)    Marquis Godwin, Hampton University                                           SG                 6’5”

9)    Jr. Clay, Tennessee State University                                                PG                 6’0”

10) Gregg Boyd, Tuskegee University                                                    PG                 5’10”

11) Kerry Richardson, Morehouse College                                            SF                 6’6”

12) Eleik Bowles, Savannah State University                                        SG                  6’4”

Coaches: Kenneth Blakeney, Howard University Head Men’s Basketball Coach

               Benjy Taylor, Tuskegee University Head Men’s Basketball Coach 



Team Willis Reed (SWAC & CIAA HBCU All-Stars)


1)    Cameron Christon, Grambling State University                           G/F                 6’6”

2)    Brion Whitley, Southern University                                                SG                  6’4”

3)    Joirdon Karl Nicholas, Texas Southern University                       PF/C              6’9”

4)    John Walker III, Texas Southern University                                 PF/C               6’9”

5)    Shaun Doss Jr., University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff                       SG                  6’5”

6)    Dontrell McQuarter, Alcorn State University                                F/C                6’7”

7)    Will Douglas, Prairie View A&M University                                  SG                  6’5”

8)    Shawndarius Cowart, Grambling State University                       G                    6’3

9)    Terry Collins, Mississippi Valley State University                         SG                  6’3”

10) Marcus Garrett, Bethune Cookman University                             PG                 6’2”                          

11)  Robert Osborne, Virginia Union University                                  SF/PF            6’5”

12)  Korey Williams, Lincoln University (PA)                                      PG                  6’0”

Coaches: Donte’ Jackson, Grambling State University Head Men’s Basketball Coach

                Jay Butler, Virginia Union University Head Men’s Basketball Coach


HBCU ALL-STARS National Coaches & Players of the Year for                       

NCAA Division I & II


HBCU All-Stars Ben Jobe NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year              

Kenneth Blakeney – Howard University

HBCU All-Stars Jerry Johnson NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year        

Jay Butler – Virginia Union University

HBCU All-Stars Bob Love NCAA Division I National Player of the Year                                                     

Joe Bryant Jr., Norfolk State University

HBCU All-Stars Bob Dandridge Division II National Player of the Year                                

Robert Osborne, Virginia Union University





HBCU All-Stars, LLC is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and was founded in 2019 with the mission to advocate, educate, expose, mentor and invest in hardworking, talented, ambitious, and very deserving students, student-athletes and brilliant coaches at our distinguished Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Along with its mission in April 2022 the company also launched the first-ever HBCU All-Star Game and ancillary experiences and events surrounding the historical endeavor in New Orleans.