Andy Katz is reporting Nike is to hold 2 tournaments consisting of 8 teams each in Portland, Oregon, and UK is one of those teams selected.
From his article:
The two tournaments, each consisting of eight teams, would take place in Portland, Ore. during a four-day period in November 2017. Knight’s 80th birthday is Feb. 24, 2018.
This event would have more collective star power than any of the previous tournaments played at Maui, New York, Orlando or the Bahamas. The 16 Nike-sponsored schools — mostly elite programs — include Michigan State, Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina.
Hollis said he has commitments from schools representing all of college basketball’s power conferences. NCAA rules prohibit schools from the same conference playing in the same event, hence the two eight-team tournaments.
I already can’t wait.