Once again, Ohio State has a presence on two teams in The Basketball Tournament.
Andrew Dakich will coach Big X, and he'll have a familiar face on his team once again: former Ohio State forward Jae'Sean Tate. The team announced the addition on Thursday.
Roster Alert— Big X (@_Big_X_) May 23, 2019
JaeSean Tate will be competing with Big X in #TBT2019 @thetournament . Huge addition for @daycheck3 and company. JaeSean most recently played for @antwerpgiants in Belgium. @_big_x_ @o_tate @OhioStateHoops pic.twitter.com/Hchyauyeyz
Tate has spent his first professional season playing for Telenet Giants Antwerp in Belgium. He and Dakich played together on Big X last year. Big X does not have any other former Buckeyes.
There has been a different team filled with former Ohio State players in The Basketball Tournament the past couple years, and it will return again this summer. It used to be called Scarlet and Gray, but it is changing its name due to a university trademark. The team, coached by Scoonie Penn, featured Jared Sullinger, Jon Diebler, Aaron Craft, David Lighty, William Buford and others last year.
Columbus will host a regional event on July 19-21, which will include the team formerly known as Scarlet and Gray. Games will be played at Capital University.
The Basketball Tournament, which was founded in 2014, will begin on July 19. The winning team will take home $2 million.