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...