Syracuse, NY – The Syracuse Mets are once again hosting members of Boeheim’s Army, the team of Syracuse basketball alumni for the upcoming event The Basketball Tournament.
Boeheim’s Army will be at NBT Bank Stadium on Sunday when the Mets host the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp for a 1:05 pm game. Gates open at 12pm
Boeheim’s Army features former Syracuse basketball players Ryan Blackwell, Eric Devendorf, Tyler Ennis, Rakeem Christmas, Marek Dolezaj, Andrew White III, CJ Fair and Shaun Belbey. The roster also includes former Cornell player Matt Morgan, Iowa State’s Deandre Kane and Mississippi State’s Dee Bost.
The players will be on hand to throw out first pitches before the game. The team will then sign autographs on the concourse from 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm during the game. The members of Boeheim’s Army will also be available for a media session on the field prior to the first pitches being thrown.
“We’re thrilled to have Boeheim’s Army coming back to NBT Bank Stadium this year,” said Mets General Manager Jason Smorol. “We love supporting the Orange, and we’re glad to continue the tradition of having the team with us right before they start their tournament. We’re looking forward to giving their team a great sendoff as they prepare for their title defense.”
The Basketball Tournament is an annual 5-on-5 single-elimination basketball tournament, where 64 teams will play for a prize of $2 million. Boeheim’s Army won the tournament title last summer, capturing the coveted crown in the championship game held at Dayton, Ohio. All games this year will be televised on the ESPN family of networks. Boeheim’s Army begins its title defense as the #1 seed in the Syracuse region on Friday, July 22nd at 7 pm at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College against #8 seed India Rising.
Tickets for The Basketball Tournament can be purchased online at thetournament.com. Games will be held at the SRC Arena at OCC from Friday, 7/22 through Monday, 7/25.
Tickets for Sunday’s Syracuse Mets game can be purchased at the Ticket Office at NBT Bank Stadium, over the phone at 315-474-7833, or online anytime at syracusemets.com