Former Cats, Lexington-area stars return for “The Basketball Tournament”

Regional for $2 million tournament being played in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – This weekend, The Basketball Tournament or TBT will take over Frederick Douglass High School.
Eight teams will battle it out in the Lexington with a trip to Chicago where $2 million will be on the line.
Two of the teams will have some familiar faces.
The BlueGrass Boys features; former Cats Marcus Lee, Dominique Hawkins, Kevin Galloway and Ramon Harris.
Josh Harrellson is also on the way to join the team.
The team is coached by Wayne Turner and Mark Krebs is their GM.
Another team with familiar faces is the Kentucky Basketball Commission’s squad.
Former Mason County star Chris Lofton and former Mr. Kentucky Basketball Anthony Hickey will suit up for them. What’s it like for all these stars to return to the area?
Hear from them in the video above.
The schedule for the weekend’s games is below.

Lexington Regional – July 19-21 – Frederick Douglass High School

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Friday, July 19
• 3 p.m. – (3) Fort Wayne Champs vs. (6) Showtime (ESPN3)
• 5 p.m. – (1) Loyalty is Love vs. (8) Hoopville Warriors (ESPN3)
• 7 p.m. – (4) KBC vs. (5) Peoria All-Stars (ESPN3)
• 9 p.m. – (2) Bluegrass Boys (Kentucky) vs. (7) D2 (ESPN2)

Saturday, July 20
• 4 p.m. – Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner (ESPN2)
• 6 p.m. – Game 1 winner vs. Game 4 winner (ESPN2)

Sunday, July 21 – Regional Final
• 2 p.m. – Semifinal winners (ESPN)

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas toBKennedy@wtvq.com