A long-awaited HBCU basketball showcase backed by actor Michael B. Jordan reportedly has lost one team due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Hampton announced Friday that it will be pausing all activities due to a positive COVID-19 test among the team as they returned from Maryland.

“The men’s basketball program will now pause and follow Hampton University COVID-19 protocols,” Eugene Marshall Jr., the school’s athletic director, said. “The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and those associated with the team are of the utmost importance.”

The scheduled game with North Carolina Central as part of the Invest QQQ Legacy Classic on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey has been changed to feature Delaware State.

Hampton is currently among 22 Division I teams to either cancel games or suspend all basketball activities because of a COVID-19 outbreak.

The Hampton University Marching Force is still scheduled to perform at the Invest QQQ Legacy Classic and at the Barclays Center on Saturday. Further updates will be announced as they are made available.


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