James Madison alumni team to apply for TBT 2021


By: Gabe Maturo

Dukes legend Ron Curry made the announcement on Thursday

After years of rumors and anticipation, James Madison fans finally have a reason to be excited in the summertime. 

While chatitng with Inside TBT on Thursday, JMU legend Ron Curry revealed that the Dukes are hoping to send an alumni team to TBT 2021.


The roster includes former JMU starters A.J. Davis, Andre Nation, Devon Moore and Curry. 

During their tenure at JMU, all four guys managed to average at least 12 points per game in a season, with Curry and Davis both averaging over 15 points per game their senior year.

In 2013, these four helped James Madison win the CAA Tournament and make an NCAA Tournament appearance as a part of the “First Four.”


After beating Long Island by 13 points, they proceeded to play No. 1 seed Indiana in the second round.

More recently, Ron Curry signed to play in Hungary’s top division this season. Andre Nation is also on the other side of Atlantic, currently in his second season with Tradehouse Central Ballincollig in Ireland, where he's averaging over 28 points per game.


In past tournaments, TBT has seen Seven City Royalty (Old Dominion alumni), The Web (Richmond alumni), and Ram Nation (VCU alumni) all represent Virginia. Rumor is that several other Virginia powerhouses are pondering a TBT run as well.

With the addition of The Founding Fathers, will we see a new rivalry brewing among one of college basketball’s best states?