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o2 Arena to host Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase

o2 Arena to host University of Kentucky vs University of Michigan and Marist College vs University of Maine in Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase on Sunday the 4th of December 2022.

Marist take on Maine at 3:30pm GMT and Kentucky will face Michigan at 6:00pm GMT in what will be the o2 Arena’s first-time hosting college Basketball.

The event was originally scheduled for the 6th of December 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The showcase will give the locals a chance to see some top-level prospects go head-to-head in what is set to be an exciting event.

Marist College will enter the event off the back of two wins against Bucknell and Columbia. The Red Foxes will be hoping to continue this streak in front of the London crowd. Patrick Gardner leads the scoring averaging 15.9 points per game.

Maine lost their last game against Brown University, ending an impressive four game win streak. 6’3 guard Kellen Tynes could be key for the Black Bears, he’s been averaging just below 18 points and four assists per game.

Kentucky has a record of 5-2 and are on a two-game win streak heading into Sunday’s fixture against Michigan. Cason Wallace will be one to watch as he is projected to be a first-round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. As well as small forward Chris Livingston being another potential draft prospect.

Like their opponents, Michigan has a record of 5-2 however lost their previous game against Virginia. 7’1 centre Hunter Dickinson has been dominant for Michigan so far this season averaging 19.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks.

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