Former RMU stars Karvel Anderson and Marcquise Reed will play for Power of the Paw in The Basketball Tournament, which starts Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
Power of the Paw is primarily made up of Clemson alumni, including Reed, who spent his final three seasons with the Tigers after transferring from Robert Morris after a stellar freshman season in 2014-15. He’ll be joined by fellow former Colonials guard Anderson, who played two seasons with the Colonials from 2012-14.
“I couldn’t be happier that Karvel gets an opportunity to play in this tournament,” RMU head coach Andy Toole said in a press release. “Robert Morris has had a number of student-athletes that have had success professionally since leaving their mark on our program, and Karvel is no exception. His success as a member of the Colonials, as well as in his professional career overseas, will be a huge asset for him in this tournament. We’re looking forward to watching him compete.”
Anderson spent the 2019-20 season with Fuenlabrada in Spain. He has also played in France, Germany and Italy since graduating from RMU in 2014. Wit the Colonials, Anderson crossed the 1,000-point threshold in two seasons and was the 2014 NEC Player of the Year. He was part of the 2012-13 team that beat Kentucky in the first round of the NIT.
Reed spent 2019-20 in France in his first season as a pro after graduating from Clemson. He scored 2,000 points in his four-year collegiate career, including 529 as a freshman at Robert Morris as the Colonials went on to an NCAA Tournament berth and opening-round win over North Florida.
Power of the Paw will play its first game on Sunday, July 5 at 9 p.m. against Armored Athlete. The tournament will take place from July 4 to 14, with all the games in Columbus and the winning team splitting $1 million. The single-elimination games will be televised on ESPN.
In addition to the ex-RMU duo on Power of the Paw, former Pitt wing Jamel Artis will play on Sideline Cancer. That team’s first game its against Team Hines on Sunday at 4 p.m.