COLUMBUS, Ohio (WAND) -- A group of Illini basketball alumni have banded together with a handful of other college basketball stars including Mike Daum (South Dakota State), Matt Mooney (Texas Tech/South Dakota) and Billy Garrett (DePaul) to form "House of 'Paign".

The orange-and-blue squad will kick off its quest to win $2 million on July 4 in the opening round of The Basketball Tournament on ESPN. The team's first opponent is War Tampa which features a number of Auburn alumni.

In this edition of Tupper's Take, Mark Tupper and Gordon Voit break down the roster and offer a preview of July 4th's opener.

House of 'Paign is coached/managed by former walk-on Mike LaTulip and features the following players:

G/F Malcolm Hill

F Leron Black

C Nnanna Egwu

G Andres Feliz

F Michael Finke

F Cameron Liss

C Mike Daum (South Dakota State)

G Matt Mooney (Texas Tech/South Dakota)

G Billy Garrett (DePaul)

G Kyle Vinales (Central Connecticut State)

[Note: G/F Rayvonte Rice (overseas) and G Cory Bradford (family reasons) have withdrawn from the team.]

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