KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Committee are pleased to announce that the 2013 Reese’s Division III College All-Star Game will be played on Saturday, March 23, at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the official candy partner of the NCAA.
The Reese’s Division III All-Star Game will be played at 3:30 p.m., prior to the NCAA Division III semifinals. As part of the NCAA 75th celebration of March Madness, the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball National Championship game will be played on Sunday, April 7, at 12:30 p.m. at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga.
The Reese’s brand is also the title sponsor of the Reese’s College All-Star Game played on the NCAA Final Four floor Friday, April 5, at the Georgia Dome, beginning at 5:07 p.m. An all-star game played on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky., during the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, will also have the Reese’s brand as its title sponsor.
“We are delighted to be back as a partner with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) to sponsor the Division I Reese’s College All Star Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta,” said Anna Lingeris, spokesperson for the Reese’s brand. “This year, in addition to sponsoring our fourth consecutive Division I game, we are also excited to once again sponsor the Division II and Division III all-star games for all college basketball fans to enjoy.”
“The partnership between the NABC and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, the title sponsor for college all-star games in all three NCAA divisions played in conjunction with NCAA championships, has provided an opportunity for 58 very deserving and talented senior student-athletes to play the final contest of their collegiate careers in a championship environment,” said Reggie Minton, NABC deputy executive director. “These annual games, with the generous support of the Reese’s brand, have become a winning tradition for college basketball players, coaches and fans.”
The selection process for the players in the Reese’s Division III All-Star Game will have two student-athletes from each of the eight regions of competition while two other student-athletes selected by fans on D3Hoops.com. Past and present recipients of the NABC Division III Distinguished Service Award will once again coach the squads. Participants for the game arrive in Salem two days prior to the game and will be involved in a community service project, attend the championship banquet and practice with their teams. The game is also live streamed online to allow fans and parents that can’t make it to Salem the opportunity to watch the action.