The Miami Hurricanes were to be represented for a second straight year in the basketball tournament with former players playing for Category 5.
However, over the past month, Category 5 disbanded and will no longer compete in the TBT, which kicks off with all 64 teams vying for the $1 million prize in two weeks.
A lack of sponsorships to pay players the guaranteed money to participate led to the team’s absence according to a source.
Past hurricanes Durand Scott, Brown of Rion, Julien Paris, Chris Lykes, Zach Johnson and keith stone had committed to play for Category 5.
Brown and Gamble will play for Team Challenge ALS and Stone will play for Team Uninvited instead. Kamari Murphywho played for Category 5 last year, will play for YGC.
Last year, Category 5 went 2-1 and advanced to the third round led by the current Denver Nuggets guard. David Roseau. Brown, Scott, Johnson and Murphy were also key contributors with Michael Gilmore. Reed’s performance in the TBT helped him earn an NBA Summer League berth with the Nuggets before landing on their roster for the 2021-22 season.
The 2022 tournament will be the ninth. Boeheim Army, a group of former Syracuse players, won last year’s event.