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Sunday / September 20.
  • Orlando Bubble To Host Eight Non-Conference College Basketball Events: Report

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    After the NBA is done with the Orlando bubble, college basketball will move in.

    According to a report from Jon Rothstein, eight high-profile non-conference college basketball events will take place in Orlando, presumably at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex where the NBA playoffs are currently taking place.

    The eight events are the Champions Classic, the Jimmy V Classic, Preseason NIT, Orlando Invitational, Myrtle Beach Invitational, Charleston Classic, Wooden Legacy, and Diamond Head Classic.

    The NBA Finals will end no later than Oct. 13, paving the way for college basketball to begin there in November. The NCAA will officially announce the start of the college basketball season on Wednesday, when more specifics will become clear.

    “Just like the NBA, they have access to all these hotel rooms and quality basketball venues,” one industry insider said. “I think they want to start the season with the Champions Classic.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.