New Agreement Brings Mountain West Basketball Presence To Cayman Islands

The Spartans are looking forward to the return of point guard Jalen James next season after taking a medical redshirt in 2014-15.
April 16, 2015

George Town, Cayman Islands --- Global Sports Management, in partnership with Caymax Sports LTD, is announcing a new eight-team college basketball tournament that will start in November of 2017, the Cayman Basketball Classic.

The Mountain West conference will sponsor the Cayman Basketball Classic, and have one guaranteed spot in the annual tournament.

"The Mountain West is thrilled to partner with Global Sports Management and Maury Hanks to develop a new and exciting NCAA Division I men's basketball exempt event in the Cayman Islands starting in 2017," said Dan Butterly, senior associate commissioner for the Mountain West Conference. "With a new arena and the tremendous hospitality of the Cayman Islands, we are excited to have a Mountain West team guaranteed a slot in this annual event."

"We are ecstatic about Global Sports partnering with Caymax Sports in making this one of the top preseason college basketball events annually," said tournament director Maury Hanks, who is also chief executive officer for Global Sports. "Playing this tournament in a venue alongside the most beautiful beaches in the world will make this an event that everyone in college basketball will be trying to get an opportunity to compete in for the future."

Located in the western Caribbean Sea, the Cayman Islands comprises the three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, located south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica.