Va. State Basketball to compete in US Virgin Islands Classics HBCU tournament

Courtesy of Virginia State Athletics

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Virginia State University men’s basketball team has been invited by Young Entrepreneurz Solutions (YES) to participate in the US Virgin Islands Classic HBCU tournament on December 31, 2022-January 2, 2023. Virginia State was one of eight schools selected to compete along with Clinton College, Edward Waters, Fisk University, Kentucky State, Livingstone College, Tusculum University, and West Virginia State.

The US Virgin Islands Classic will feature a three-day tournament format with Quarterfinals beginning on December 31, 2022 and ending with the Championship on January 2, 2023. Four Quarterfinal games will be played on the first day as the Trojans will take on Edward Waters (Fla.). If the Virginia State wins, they will take on the winner of Tusculum and Fisk. The final day of the tournament will see the two remaining undefeated squads play for the Championship. All games will be played at the picturesque Antilles School in St. Thomas.

Guests, alumni and fans are encouraged to travel and stay at the Emerald Beach Resort or the Lindbergh Bay Hotel. Live streaming of games will also be available at a cost of $4.99 per day. More information on booking hotels and purchasing streaming packages can be found at

About the Young Entrepreneurz Solutions (YES)
YES are a 501(c)(3) organization specializing in teaching middle and high school aged youth the foundations of entrepreneurship and economic development across the US and the Caribbean. Former Rutgers University award-winning Adjunct Professor Ernest Ruffin, Jr. founded the organization with the intent to give young people in underserved communities the tools to succeed in business and create economic opportunities for themselves and their respective communities. Ruffin’s organization boasts nearly 2,500 students who actively participate in YES Business Plan Challenges to prepare them for future entrepreneurial success.

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