Will Barton

With focus on giving back, The Basketball Tournament 'about changing the narrative of Baltimore'

With focus on giving back, The Basketball Tournament 'about changing the narrative of Baltimore'

For the teams that advance to The Basketball Tournament final four, there’s $2 million and a potential jump to the NBA on the line.

For the city of Baltimore, there’s a chance at a better future.

The annual tournament, broadcast on ESPN, moved its final rounds of games to Baltimore last year with the mission of shining a better light on the city. Through the play on the court, as well as community volunteering and health and wellness events, TBT seemed like the ideal moment to paint a better picture of Baltimore than its reputation.

“We are going to be engaged in this effort to make this one of the best tournaments ever, because the...

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