Oklahoma men’s and women’s basketball to play in Jumpman invitational

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The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced that both the Oklahoma men’s and women’s basketball teams will take part in the inaugural Jumpman Invitational in 2022. This is set to take place on Dec. 20-21, 2022. Each school that originally signed with the Jordan Brand will take part. Joining the Sooners will be the Florida Gators, Michigan Wolverines, and the North Carolina Tar Heels.

The partnership with the Charlotte Sports Foundation and the Jordan Brand to host the Jumpman Invitational is for three years. The event will be hosted at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center in partnership with Hornets Sports & Entertainment, which owns the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and operates the facility.

OU Vice President and Athletics Director Joe Castiglione was instrumental in the formation of the Jumpman Invitational, along with Danny Morrison, executive director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation.

“I’ve got to thank Oklahoma Athletics Director Joe Castiglione for being the first to suggest getting the original four Jordan Brand schools together for an event,” added Morrison. “And our board of directors is especially pleased to highlight both men’s and women’s college basketball in this way while offering the same amazing experience for all the players, coaches and fans.”

The schedule will feature two games each night, with matchups and game times still to be determined. ESPN networks will air all four games, with ESPN Events working in conjunction with CSF to maximize the event’s success in front of a global audience. – per media release from Oklahoma Sooners athletic department

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