NBA Commits To Expanding Opportunities, Partnership With HBCUs

NBA is announcing plans to develop new programs and events at HBCUs
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In a continuation of its celebration of Black colleges during the 2021 All-Star Weekend, the NBA plans to continue to promote, aid and develop students professionally from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) during the 2022 All-Star Weekend and beyond.

On Thursday, the NBA is announcing plans to develop new programs and events at HBCUs. The focus is on professional development, career advancement and increasing support and awareness of HBCU athletics and institutions.

There will be a televised matchup between Howard and Morgan State’s men’s basketball teams, the NBA HBCU Classic, on Feb. 19 at the Wolstein Center during 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland.

The NBA also plans to donate more than $1 million to aid HBCUs through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the United Negro College Fund and other academic institutions.

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