Belmont Basketball senior Justin Hare (Cleveland, Tenn.) and junior Will Peeples (Little Rock, Ark.) have been selected to play in the inaugural Music City All-Star Classic hosted by Tennessee State University. The game is scheduled to be played Sat., April 19 at 5 p.m. Central in TSU’s Gentry Center. Belmont University head athletic trainer Paul Malloy will also be participating.
The Music City All-Star Classic will feature the top college basketball seniors in the state of Tennessee, welcoming players from Belmont, the University of Tennessee, Memphis, Vanderbilt, Austin Peay, Tennessee State, Lipscomb, Tennessee-Martin, Trevecca and Cumberland. Festivities will kick-off with a three-point contest and a slam-dunk contest, followed by the game. Events are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and discounted with a student I.D. Contact Tennessee State Athletics for more information.
Hare, most recently named Mid-Major Most Valuable Player by CollegeInsider.com, ranks second in the Bruins’ NCAA era and eighth in Atlantic Sun Conference history in career points with 1,761 points. The 6-2 guard is also a two-time Atlantic Sun Tournament MVP and two-time First Team All-Atlantic Sun selection. Peeples, a 6-5 forward who will bypass his final year of eligibility after earning a masters of accountancy degree in August, was an invaluable part of the Bruins’ Atlantic Sun Championship and NCAA Tournament teams.