Team Ben Wallace wins the 2024 HBCU Classic

Team Ben Wallace beat Team Rick Mahorn 108 to 97 in the third annual HBCU All-Star game at Global Credit Union Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Dhashon Dyson from Team Wallace led the way with 19 points and was named MVP of the game.

Jaylen Alston scored 16 points and Jeremiah Kendall added 14 for Team Wallace. Six players finished in double digits in which Team Wallace overcame an 11 point deficit to beat Team Mahorn. 

Christian Brown scored 21 points while Fred Cleveland Jr. had 20 points to lead Team Mahorn. Cleveland made six three point field goals which was a game high. 

Team Wallace was coached by Johnny Jones from Texas Southern and Jason Armstrong from Lincoln University. The team featured the best players from the Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. LeVelle Moton from North Carolina Central and Clark Atlanta’s Alfred Jordan coach Team Mahorn which featured the best from Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Independent All-Stars from Tennessee State and Hampton.

Coach Jones said “Real excited for these young men.” “I thought both teams played extremely hard. I thought it was a great show for the fans. Back to the day. I thought the guys did a much better job of sharing the basketball in the second half, locking in on the defensive end, and taking chance of chance opportunities on the offensive end. I thought it was a big difference in the game.”

Travis Williams the founder of the HBCU All Star and his team put on a first-class event with a sold-out crowd at GCU Arena. The crowd was awesome and enthusiastic with the battle of dances in the crowds. Even so the DJ had Williams dancing along as well. 

Next year the event will take place in San Antonio, Texas and the date is to be determined. I encourage for fans to attend this event, to check out some the best HBCU players and to enjoy the fan base environment. 

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