MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – (June 16, 2021) — On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that former WVU guard Alex Ruoff will be joining Best Virginia for TBT—The Basketball Tournament—for 2021.
Ruoff is the last member of the WVU men’s basketball alumni to join Best Virginia in 2021.
Ruoff joins a confirmed list of Logan Routt, Chase Harler, Jonathan Holton, Sagaba Konate, Teyvon Myers, Nathan Adrian, Tarik Phillip, Juwan Staten, John Flowers and Kevin Jones, who will be playing for Best Virginia in the summer.
Ruoff—a Spring Hill, Florida native—played under John Beilein and Bob Huggins from 2006-09, helping the Mountaineers reach 2-Sweet 16 appearances and a NIT Championship in 2007.
Best Virginia opted out of the tournament last year, but is looking to return to the court for the first time since 2019.
TBT is a tournament-based format that has grown since it’s formation in 2014. The tournament usually consists of around 64 teams, but last year was only able to have 24 teams to form a bubble in Columbus, Ohio.
The tournament winner receives a winner-takes-all prize of $1 Million. ESPN is the sole source of coverage for the tournament in July.
Best Virginia will announce its roster for the 2021 TBT in the upcoming weeks.
Best Virginia will host the West Virginia region with Herd That—Marshall’s alumni team—in Charleston, West Virginia on July 17-July 21.