According to college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, the 2020 Battle 4 Atlantis tournament will have a new location, due to complications with the COVID-19 pandemic: The Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
There’s a strong eight-team field for the event, which is headlined by Duke out of the ACC. Normally, the Battle 4 Atlantis takes place in Nassau, Bahamas the week of Thanksgiving.
The Sanford Pentagon, which is home to the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League (Miami Heat affiliate), will be allowed to have a small number of fans — with social distancing guidelines in place.
Sources: The 2020 Battle 4 Atlantis will be played at the Sanford Pentagon in South Dakota. Dates are TBD.
Field includes Duke, West Virginia, Memphis, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Utah, Creighton, and Wichita State.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 14, 2020
Dates for the event are currently TBD; however, that could change soon. According to Rothstein, dates will be selected after the NCAA announces the official start/timeline for the 2020-21 college basketball season. That should come this Wednesday (Sept. 16), following the much-anticipated Division I Council meeting.