According to a report, Seton Hall, Louisiana State, and Clemson will headline the 2014 Paradise Jam field in November. Gardner Webb, Illinois State, Nevada, Old Dominion and Weber State will also be a part of the tournament, which will take place November 21st-24th at the University of the Virgin Islands.
The Virgin Island Daily News report states that these teams have been confirmed and will officially be announced some time next week. A bracket for the tournament will be decided upon after the 2013-14 season concludes. Here is the Paradise Jam field ranked by current KenPom ratings:
No. 52 - Clemson - Seton Hall lost 64-58 (ot) to Clemson in the 2010 Paradise Jam
No. 55 - LSU - Ex-target Josh Gray is committed to LSU via JuCo; LSU has 7-0, 300 lb. No. 51 recruit from 2014
No. 87 - Seton Hall
No. 122 - Nevada
No. 141 - Illinois State - Ex-target Bobby Hunter is averaging 10.4 ppg, 2.2 apg as a JuCo transfer
No. 162 - Old Dominion
No. 189 - Weber State
No. 264 - Gardner Webb
Seton Hall played in the 2010 Paradise Jam, which turned out to be a roller coaster ride. Jeremy Hazell suffered a broken wrist in an entertaining 83-78 win over Alabama in the first round. Seton Hall then dropped two consecutive offensively challenged games to Xavier and Clemson.