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Duquesne Accepts Invite to Participate in 2021 Paradise Jam



The Duquesne Dukes men’s basketball team has accepted an invitation to participate in a 2021 tournament.

Tournament officials from the 2021 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Tournament have announced the field for next year’s tournament. Teams that are scheduled to participate are Duquesne, Bradley (Missouri Valley), Brown (Ivy League), Colorado (Pac-12), Colorado State (Mountain West), Creighton (Big East), Northeastern (Colonial) and Southern Illinois (Missouri Valley).

This event is scheduled to take place November 19-22 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, after being forced to play play this past season in Washington D.C. because of COVID-19. This will be the first time that Duquesne has taken part in this event.

“We’re so excited to return to the islands in 2021 after having to host the event away from the territory in 2020 for the second time in four years,” said Paradise Jam Executive Director Nels Hawkinson. “The hurricanes in 2019 and COVID-19 last year have presented us a ton of challenges, but the U.S.V.I is where this tournament belongs and we can’t wait to be back home with a men’s field as strong as this one.”

All games will be broadcast live on ESPN3 or ESPN+ and the bracket and schedule will be announced at a later date.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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