Paradise Jam is coming to town!
Top men's and women's basketball teams will give their all for 2010 as they participate in the annual Paradise Jam tournaments, hosted on the island of St. Thomas by the Basketball Travelers, Inc. organization. Each Thanksgiving week, the entire community and the world tuck into a bounty of court wizardry at the University of the Virgin Islands' Sports and Fitness Center. While local residents polish off their holiday meals in happy anticipation of the yearly contests, we can count on viewing at least 4 games on Fox College Sports and Fox Sports Net. The official web site of the Paradise Jam is www.ParadiseJam.com.
College basketball players who make it to the Paradise Jam enjoy the excitement of the competition alongside the natural beauty of the islands, local cuisine, and a cultural experience that is unique to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since its beginnings as a women's basketball showcase (held at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School), the Paradise Jam has continued to grow by engaging residents and enticing team fans and families (and sports press!) to the territory.
This year's men's teams will be on the court from Friday, November 19 to Monday November 22, 2010. Scheduled to participate are Alabama, Clemson, Iowa, Long Beach State, Old Dominion, Seton Hall, Saint Peters, and Xavier.
In women's action, Iowa State, TCU, Virginia, and West Virginia will cover the "Island Division", while the "Reef Division" will feature Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Missouri, and Tennessee. Women's basketball dates are Tuesday November 23 through Sunday November 28.