Global Sports & Events, Jamaica Basketball Project Announce Inaugural “2022 Jamaica Summer Challenge” NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Basketball Competition

August 16th, 2021

Seattle, WA – In partnership with the Jamaica Basketball Project and the Jamaica Tourism Board, Global Sports & Events (GSE), is pleased to announce Jamaica as a summer basketball tour destination for NCAA Division I men’s and women’s programs. 

Once every four years, NCAA teams are allowed to experience an overseas tour and this is the first time that Jamaica has been identified as a collaborative partner in these events.

“As the world returns to a more normal experience post-Covid, there are almost 400 men’s and women’s NCAA eligible teams who can travel in 2022”, said Erik Evans, Partner, GSE.  “We knew we would need new destinations and Jamaica came to the fore. From the stunning beaches and all-inclusive resorts to the amazing athletic history, we know the basketball competition will be top-notch and teams will be thrilled by their experience.”

Rick Turner, Head Coach of the Jamaican Men’s National Team and President of the Jamaica Basketball Project, added, “We look forward to exposing NCAA teams to the growing basketball community in Jamaica. Currently, we have over 50 players competing at the NCAA level, into Europe and overseas, and the NBA. Subject to our national training schedule, we will bring our best competition into the August 2022 period and will support it with our excellent development players.”

The inaugural Jamaica Summer Shootout is limited to 8 US men’s and 8 women’s teams and games will be played at the National Stadium arena. Tours will be 6 days/5 nights with two (2) to three (3) games of competition per tour.

For inquiries regarding becoming a part of the 2022 Jamaica tour please contact Global Sports & Events at or (206) 852-8524.

About Global Sports & Events – Although the name Global Sports & Events is new, our team brings close to three decades of industry experience and excellence in executing successful sporting tours, events and tournaments both domestically and internationally. GSE, formed in late 2020 is excited to offer the high level of service and expertise that universities and schools have come to expect.  We look forward to creating unforgettable experiences with you!

About Jamaica Basketball Project – Our mission is to promote, develop, and grow the sport of basketball in Jamaica. In turn, building and strengthening communities throughout the country. Creating opportunities for individuals to pursue goals with the intent of empowering their futures.



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