2022 HBCU All-Star Game Watch List Announced for Inaugural Contest

HBCU student-athletes continue to step further in the spotlight thanks to the announcement of a list featuring the top 24 HBCU athletes from each conference participating in an All-Star Game.  

HBCU student-athletes will come from the MEAC, SWAC, CIAA, SIAC, Tennessee State, North Carolina A&T and Hampton. The inaugural game will be featured during the weekend of the Final Four at the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. 

The game will air on CBS on April 3 at 4 p.m. ET.  

To name a few schools, players will come from Southern University, Morgan State University, Virginia Union University, Clark Atlanta University, Savannah State University, Grambling State University, Texas Southern University, Lemoyne-Owens College, Fayetteville State University, Alcorn State University and many more. 

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“What a blessing for us to celebrate Black culture, Black excellence, and Black history through our weeklong HBCU All Star Game Experience during Final Four Weekend in New Orleans,” said HBCU All-Stars, LLC Founder/CEO Travis Williams. “We are truly excited to showcase the nation’s best HBCU student-athletes and brilliant coaches with our CBS Sports partners on a national stage, one day before the Men’s National Championship Game and honor the legendary coaching careers of John McLendon, Clarence ‘Big House’ Gaines, and illustrious playing careers of Dick Barnett, Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe, Bobby Dandridge, Ben Wallace, and Rick Mahorn.” 

The game will also honor two important coaches to the history of HBCUs: Team John McLendon and Team Clarence “Big House” Gaines. 

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The HBCU All-Star game celebration will be the highlight of week-long festivities in New Orleans. The celebration will include a pro-day scouting combine, a college admissions fair, a legacy court dedication and community outreach, which will begin on March 29. 

The activities will conclude April 5, one day after the NCAA Men’s Division I national championship game. 

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