The Enchantment prepares for TBT with New Mexico alumni all-star game

Isabel Gonzalez

Full capacity is back at The Pit, and so are some all-time Lobo favorites.

The Enchantment will start their TBT competition in the Wichita Regional at Koch Arena on July 17, but New Mexico fans get to watch their favorite former players at an exhibition game on Sunday, July 11. Here is everything you need to know.

The Basketball Tournament

The TBT is a $1 million, winner-take-all basketball event. All games will be broadcast live on ESPN networks. The Enchantment was put together by former New Mexico assistant coach Brandon Mason.

The Enchantment, a No. 8 seed, will start its journey by taking on the No. 9 seed Stillwater Stars, a team made up of Oklahoma State alumni.

The Enchantment official roster

General Manager: Brandon Mason, Ryan Berryman
Head Coach: Kenny Thomas

  • #35 Anthony Mathis, 6’3 shooting guard
  • #55 Antino Jackson, 6’0 point guard
  • #6 Cleveland “Pancake” Thomas, 6’4 shooting guard
  • #1 Darington Hobson, 6’7 small forward
  • #32 Drew Gordon, 6’9 power forward
  • #15 J.R. Giddens, 6’5 shooting guard
  • #11 Jamaal Smith, 5’9 point guard
  • #8 Matur Maker, 6’10 power forward
  • #50 Michael Holyfield, 6’11 center
  • #23 Phillip McDonald, 6’5 shooting guard
  • #4 Tim Williams, 6’8 power forward

Scott Bamforth is listed on the official TBT website but he will no longer be joining The Enchantment.

The staff and roster does not look exactly as originally released in November. One of the original players who will no longer join the team is Alex Kirk. He recently explained that he couldn’t make it due to having to prepare for the upcoming basketball season in Tokyo, but still encouraged fans to support the team and the exhibition game.

Former Laker star Michael Cooper had been named as the head coach, but that role is now going Kenny Thomas, another former NBA player.

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Click here to get tickets for the TBT Tournament.

New Mexico “Enchantment” Alumni Game

When: July 11, 6pm MT
Where: The Pit
Tickets: $10-$25. Click here for tickets.

The Enchantment, which will be referred to as Team Kelvin Scarborough, will compete against Team JB White. This game will follow the TBT Elam EndingBoth rosters could still see some changes, but these are the official participants as of July 8.

Team JB White roster

Head Coach: Marvin “Automatic” Johnson
Assistant Coach: Jude Voss

  • Chad Adams
  • Roman Martinez
  • Joe Furstinger (potentially)
  • Darren Prentice
  • Obij Aget
  • Dairese Gary
  • Devon Williams
  • Chad Toppert
  • Jamal Fenton
  • Xavier Adams
  • Elijah Brown
  • Chris Perez

Sam Logwood and JaQuan Lyle were initially announced as part of the roster but will not be able to make it. Logwood was also going to participate in the dunk contest.

Miranda Sanchez Dunk Contest participants

  • Xavier Adams
  • J.R. Giddens
  • Phil McDonald
  • Drew Gordon

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  • Anthony Mathis
  • Antino Jackson
  • Chad Toppert
  • Elijah Brown
  • Phillip McDonald
  • Roman Martinez