2024 Players Era NIL basketball event in Vegas to feature Rutgers

All eyes in the college basketball world will be on Las Vegas during Thanksgiving week. Sin City will host the “Players Era Festival,” which will include live music and other attractions. The list of schools participating includes Creighton, Alabama, Houston, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Oregon, Texas A&M, and San Diego State.

While the event will provide great exposure for the schools involved, players will also benefit. Players involved will have future earnings opportunities through long-term NIL contracts, according to CBS Sports. Each school will also receive $1 million NIL payouts. For Rutgers, it will be an opportunity to showcase a talented recruiting class on the national stage.

Saturday’s news, ICYMI: Creighton is the last team in the 2024 Players Era NIL basketball event in Vegas this November. It’s expected to be two four-team MTEs: Alabama, Houston, Notre Dame, Rutgers in one; Creighton, Oregon, San Diego State, Texas A&M in the other. Story below👇

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In just a few months, Rutgers basketball will welcome a 2024 recruiting class that includes Ace Bailey, Dylan Harper, Lathan Sommerville, and Bryce Dortch. With them in the mix Rutgers offense should improve making the Scarlet Knights a team to keep an eye on in the Big Ten.

Although the event is still months away, excitement is growing for what the week will hold. Some of the best talent in college basketball will get to showcase their skills in a once-in-a-lifetime event. The Rutgers bracket is expected to include Notre Dame, Houston, and Alabama.

During the festival, teams will play at any or all of its three major venues: T-Mobile Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, and Michelob ULTRA Arena, according to CBS Sports. With the start of the college basketball season quickly approaching, this is one event fans should mark on their calendars.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire