Men of Mackey announces the latest additions to the 2024 TBT team

The Men of Mackey have announced two more additions to the roster for the 2024 TBT (The Basketball Tournament). Both played at Purdue Fort Wayne during their college careers.

Guard Max Landis and forward Bobby Planutis are the newest additions to Men of Mackey, the Purdue alumni team for the annual summer tournament. The team released social media posts about both players on Tuesday.

The additions bring the Men of Mackey roster to seven players. Others who have already committed to playing this year include Sasha Stefanovic, Jon Octeus, Kelsey Barlow, David Jenkins Jr. and Aaron Wheeler.

Landis began his college career at Gardner-Webb before transferring to Purdue Fort Wayne prior to the 2013-14 season. In two seasons with the Mastodons, the guard averaged 14.5 points, 3.1 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game.

Planutis finished his college career at Purdue Fort Wayne in 2022-23 and spent three seasons with the program. He had previous stops at Mount St. Mary’s and St. Bonaventure. During three years with the Mastodons, the forward averaged 9.9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

TBT is a summer basketball event featuring several former college basketball highlights. It is a single-elimination event, similar to the NCAA Tournament, with a winner-take-all prize of $1 million at stake.

Men of Mackey starts the TBT in the Butler Regional (Indianapolis) and plays in Hinkle Fieldhouse. The matches for the region are scheduled for the period from July 19 to 23. Both Indiana and Butler will also have alumni teams participating in the TBT event this year.

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