Two former Northwestern players are on a team that is hoping to earn a spot in The Basketball Tournament, a 32-team, $500,000-prize tournament that is filled with past college stars.
Juice Thompson and Craig Moore are both on the PeacePlayers International team, which is hoping to make it into the field of 68. The team includes a number of former college stars, according to their team page:
PPI’s bread and butter is at the guard position. Michael “Juice” Thompson, a former Northwestern Wildcat, is a threat from outside. Nate Brown, who’s played with the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League and overseas, will run point. Former Maryland Terrapin Drew Nicholas, who hit this game-winning shot in the 2003 NCAA Tournament, will help out on the wing. To round out the backcourt, Yale standout Edwin Draughan, who now plays in Switzerland, and Craig Moore, a former Northwestern Wildcat, give Touhey some of the best options in TBT.
Big men also abound for the Peaceplayers. Terence Morris, who played in the NBA for the Rockets and Magic, will help man the boards along with former George Mason Patriot Darryl Monroe. Yale stars Greg Mangano and GM Minoff will add athleticism and versatility to PPI’s frontcourt.
You can vote for the team to play and bring awareness to the PeacePlayers International charity.