Basketball's Biggest Party is back!
The Schick Cup will feature 20 NBL teams (10 men's / 10 x women's) playing in over 70 games, while for the first time ever the Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns will play in a dozen international 3X3 games against Australia.
In an exciting twist the NBL teams will be selected via a Player Draft - the women's draft will take place on Thursday July 28, followed by the men's draft on Friday July 29.
The event will be held at ILT Stadium Southland between October 14 and 16, featuring six sessions packed with games and entertainment. All games will be broadcast on Sky Sport.
Last year's maiden event was a huge success with the ETCO Auckland Dream (women) and Southland Sharks (men) winning the national titles.
This year's event will go up a level with the top five teams in each competition advancing to the Schick Christmas Classic in Auckland at the SkyCity Theatre in December (9-11).