Michael B Jordan has announced an inaugural HBCU college basketball showcase event that will take place in his hometown.
Jordan, who was recently named by People Magazine as the Sexiest Man Alive, has partnered with WME Sports, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, and Scout for the event, Hoop Dreams classic. It will kick off on Dec. 18, 2021 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
The Hoop Dreams Classic will feature four of the top Division I HBCU Men’s and Women’s basketball programs.
According to a press release, it will be a “one-day, doubleheader basketball showcase” and “will also feature an immersive cultural experience highlighting other elements of HBCU life and culture, including Battle of the Bands, culinary events, live musical performances, film festivals, college and career opportunities, and more.”
Part of the proceeds from the event will go to supporting organizations that are “advancing” historically black colleges and universities and the community of Newark.