TBT Basketball Action Headed Back to Wichita in July 2024; Roster and Bracket Revealed for Wichita State Alumni Team AfterShocks

Hosted by Visit Wichita and Wichita State University (WSU) and headlined by WSU’s alumni squad, the Aftershocks, The Basketball Tournament (TBT) will return to Wichita this July. Wichita began hosting the event in 2019 and will once again serve as a regional site for its 64-team, $1 million winner-take-all event.

The tournament will broadcast live on FOX Sports and will be played July 20-24 at Charles Koch Arena. It will be the fifth year Wichita has hosted a TBT Regional, continuing its reign as the longest running location in TBT's 11-year history. Last year, attendance in Wichita set the TBT single-game attendance record of 7,202 fans.   
"We are thrilled to bring this electrifying basketball tournament back to Wichita for a fifth time," said Josh Howell, vice president of sports development for Visit Wichita. "This year’s roster is sure to excite Wichitans and basketball fans in the region and continue to create an electric basketball atmosphere inside Charles Koch Arena."

AfterShocks, the top seed in the Wichita Regional, are organized and coached by former Shockers’ guards Zach Bush, JR Simon, and Garrett Stutz. Bush will serve as the team’s head coach. AfterShocks current roster includes:

  • Alterique Gilbert (2020-21)
  • Trey Wade (2019-21)
  • Markis McDuffie (2015-19)
  • Conner Frankamp (2015-18)
  • Darral Willis (2016-18)
  • Rashard Kelly (2014-18)
  • Jordan Parks (NC Central)
  • Caleb Walker (Nebraska)

More players will be added to the AfterShocks roster in the following weeks announced via TBT and team social media platforms.

The rest of the Wichita region includes:

  • #2 seed Mass Street (Kansas alumni)
  • #3 seed Florida TNT
  • #4 seed Purple Reign (Kansas State alumni)
  • #5 seed Team Colorado (Colorado alumni)
  • #6 seed LA Cheaters
  • #7 seed Ram Up (Colorado State alumni)
  • #8 seed Midtown Prestige

AfterShocks will play Wichita-based minor league team Midtown Prestige at 12 p.m. CT and will be aired on Saturday, July 20 on FS1. If AfterShocks advances to the second round, they will face the winner of Purple Reign (Kansas State alumni) and Team Colorado (Colorado alumni) at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 22 and will be aired on FS1. The Wichita Regional championship game will be at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24 and will be aired on FS1.

The winner of the Wichita Regional will play the winner of the Houston Regional in the quarterfinals on July 29 or 30 (official game date, time, and location to be determined). The semifinals and $1 million winner-take-all championship game will be Aug. 2 and Aug. 4 in Philadelphia, Pa. at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

For more information on AfterShocks and tickets for this year’s Wichita Regional, visit TheTournament.com.

About Visit Wichita

Visit Wichita markets the greater Wichita area and advocates for the city as a destination, increasing travel and tourism as a key economic driver for the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by President and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2022 travel and tourism contributed more than $1.5 billion in economic impact to the greater Wichita area.

About The Basketball Tournament
The home of the Elam Ending®, The Basketball Tournament has grown from a unique idea among friends to one of the most exciting and engaging events on the summer sports calendar, with national exposure, social media buzz and regional championships across the country - culminating in a winner-take-all $1 million game. Every year it attracts some of the best players in the world. For more information on TBT’s eleventh season, visit www.thetournament.com.

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