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Charleston to host part of national basketball tournament

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s capital city is set to host a leg of the annual The Basketball Tournament this summer.

The tournament’s regional locations were announced Tuesday with games scheduled in the Charleston Coliseum July 24-26.

The single-elimination tournament pits former college players against each other over a series of games that finishes off with a championship in Dayton, Ohio, in August.

The games are free. A 64-team bracket will be released in June and games will be televised.

Organizers said 35 players in the tournament have went on to sign deals with NBA teams and that last year 59 former professionals played in the tournament.

Regional games will also be played in Ohio, Nevada, Tennessee, Kansas, New York, Washington, D.C. and Florida. More information can befoundonline.