First-ever HBCU All-Stars International Team to practice in Atlanta

Quai 54 World Streetball Championship at the Pierre de Coubertin Stadium June 2024. (Supplied)

The first ever HBCU All-Stars International Team is headed to Atlanta this week for a brief training camp before embarking on an exciting journey to Paris.

The team consists of 10 elite players carefully selected from the HBCU All-Star games of 2022, 2023 and 2024 held in New Orleans, Houston and Phoenix.

Here's a look at the lineup:

  • Sam Sessoms, 6’0 PG, Coppin State University (MEAC) 2023
  • Jaylen Alston, 6’4 G/F, Winston-Salem State University (CIAA) 2024
  • Shaun Doss, 6’5 SG, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (SWAC) 2023
  • Kyle Foster, 6’6 SG, Howard University (MEAC) 2022
  • Christian Brown, 6’6 G/F, Tennessee State University (INDEPENDENT) 2024
  • Cameron Christon, 6’6 G/F, Grambling State University (SWAC) 2023
  • Jordan O’Neal, 6’7 F/C, Jackson State University (SWAC) 2024
  • Kerry Richardson, 6’7 F/C, Morehouse College (SIAC) 2023
  • Tajh Green, 6’8 SF/PF, Benedict College (SIAC) 2022
  • Brison Gresham, 6’9 F/C, Texas Southern University (SWAC) 2022

The Quai 54 World Streetball Championship is the biggest streetball tournament in the world, hosting 16 elite men's teams. There are concerts, shows and dunk and shooting contests throughout the weekend. Tickets sold out in just two hours.

This year's event will be held at the Pierre de Coubertin Stadium in France on June 22 and 23, but the festivities last from June 19 to 26.

Before hopping on the plane on Wednesday, the players will participate in a training camp in Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday.

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