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The Bas­ket­ball Tour­na­ment: A team of for­mer West Vir­ginia Univer­sity play­ers has with­drawn from a sum­mer tour­na­ment af­ter one of the ath­letes tested pos­i­tive for the coro­n­avirus.

Best Vir­ginia said Mon­day that the team learn of the con­firmed case last week when it started prac­tices for The Bas­ket­ball Tour­na­ment. The team de­cided to with­draw rather than have all its play­ers en­ter a 14day quar­an­tine be­fore the start of the tour­na­ment.

Best Vir­ginia was sched­uled to play a team of for­mer Mar­shall play­ers in the open­ing round July 5 in Colum­bus, Ohio. The tour­na­ment an­nounced it will be re­placed in the 24-team field by Play­ing For Jimmy V, a team that in­cludes for­mer col­lege stars Josh Perkins of Gon­zaga, Mar­ques Townes of Loy­ola-Chicago and ex-Philade­phia 76er Hay­wood High­smith.

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