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Stan Becton | | March 31, 2023

2023 HBCU All-Star game: How to watch, rosters and coaches

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The second annual HBCU All-Star game is on Sunday, April 2, during Final Four weekend 2023 in Houston. The top HBCU players in the country will get to showcase their skills on a national stage.

Here's everything you need to know about the 2023 HBCU All-Star game.

How to watch

Here's how to watch the 2023 HBCU All-Star game:

  • Time: 4 p.m. ET
  • Date: Sunday, April 2
  • TV channel: CBS
  • Streaming: Click here
  • Location: H&PE Arena at Texas Southern in Houston, TX

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Here are the coaches for the 2023 HBCU All-Star game. There will be two teams: Team Dick Barnett and Team Willis Reed.

Team Barnett

Coach School
Benjy Taylor Tuskegee
Kenneth Blakeney Howard

Team Reed

Coach School
Donte' Jackson Grambling State
Jay Butler Virginia Union

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Here are the rosters for the 2023 HBCU All-Star game. There will be two teams: Team Dick Barnett and Team Willis Reed.

Team Barnett

Player School Conference (Division)
Joe Bryant Jr. Norfolk State MEAC (DI)
Kris Bankston Norfolk State MEAC (DI)
Isaiah Burke Morgan State MEAC (DI)
Brendan Medley-Bacon  North Carolina Central MEAC (DI)
Sam Sessoms Coppin State MEAC (DI)
Nathaniel Pollard Jr. Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC (DI)
Demetric Horton North Carolina A&T CAA (DI)
Marquis Godwin Hampton CAA (DI)
Jr. Clay Tennessee State OVC (DI)
Gregg Boyd Tuskegee SIAC (DII)
Kerry Richardson Morehouse SIAC (DII)
Eleik Bowles Savannah State SIAC (DII)

Team Reed

Player School Conference (Division)
Cameron Christon Grambling State SWAC (DI)
Brion Whitley Southern SWAC (DI)
Jordon Karl Nicholas Texas Southern SWAC (DI)
John Walker III Texas Southern SWAC (DI)
Shaun Doss Jr. Arkansas-Pine Bluff SWAC (DI)
Marcus Garrett Bethune-Cookman SWAC (DI)
Dontrell McQuarter Alcorn State SWAC (DI)
Will Douglas Prairie View A&M SWAC (DI)
Terry Collins Mississippi Valley State SWAC (DI)
Robert Osborne Virginia Union CIAA (DII)
Terrence Hunter-Whitfield Virginia State CIAA (DII)
Korey Williams Lincoln (PA) CIAA (DII)

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Breakdown by college

Norfolk State and Texas Southern are the only schools with multiple players in the HBCU All-Star game, with Joe Bryant Jr. and Kris Bankston on Team Barnett and Jordon Karl Nicholas and John Walker III on Team Reed.

Breakdown by conference

The SWAC leads all conferences with nine players in this year's HBCU All-Star game. See the full breakdown by conference below:

Conference Number of Players

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