Gators reportedly will play in elite basketball tournament in 2017
Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis told ESPN.com today that he has secured commitments from 16 schools to participate in a two-tournament event in honor of Nike co-founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday - and the Florida Gators are among those teams. Michigan State, Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina will also compete, ESPN.com's Andy Katz reports.
The two tournaments will include all Nike-sponsored schools and consist of eight teams. The tournament will be held in Portland, Ore. during a four-day period in November, 2017. Knight's 80th birthday is Feb. 24, 2018.
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