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Storm damage forces Paradise Jam from Virgin Islands; host site to be named next week

Men's College Basketball, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Colorado Buffaloes

MIAMI -- The Paradise Jam basketball tournament will not be played in the U.S. Virgin Islands this year because of damage caused by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

The tournament will be played in the U.S., with a new site expected to be announced by Sept. 29.

Each school in the Paradise Jam field this year -- Wake Forest, Colorado, Drake, Drexel, Houston, Liberty, Mercer and Quinnipiac -- has been given the chance to bid for the right to host the tournament.

Tournament officials say they looked at multiple other options, such as moving to another island and using a cruise ship for accommodations, before deciding to move the event to the U.S.

For now, the tournament is scheduled to be played from Nov. 17-20.

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