Nov 23-25, 2017
We're kicking off the women's college hoops season in style as the official streaming partner of the 2017 Paradise Jam. Keep up with the latest schedules, news, and updates on your team before tipoff right here on FloHoops.com. Due to the hurricanes affecting the venues in the US Virgin Islands, Basketball Travelers has split the two divisions into two separate locations. The Island Division will be held in Melbourne, FL, while the Reef Division will be held in Washington DC.
Calvert White, Dennis McEvoy Reunite At The 2017 Paradise Jam
Dec 3, 2017
Meet Calvert White and Dennis McEvoy, the U.S. Virgin Islands' assistant commissioner of parks and recreation and a retired physical education teacher, respectively. They are much more than that, though. The two are friends, have known each other for nearly two decades, and hold a special bond with the Paradise Jam.
McEvoy taught White in school and both are deeply connected to the USVI national team. Yet, it’s the annual tournament that both are most familiar with these days.
Due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Paradise Jam was relocated to Lynchburg, VA, for the men’s event and Melbourne, FL, and Washington, D.C., for the women’s Island and Reef Divisions, respectively, but that didn’t stop White and McEvoy from reuniting.
The two sat down before the Reef Division finale to discuss the past, their love for the event, and the recovery efforts in the USVI with all of the proceeds from the events going to hurricane relief.