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'ESPN College Hoops' (PS2/Xbox) Signs College Athletes

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PST

ESPN Videogames announced today that T.J. Ford, Naismith and Wooden Award winner from the University of Texas, will be the spokesperson and cover athlete for the upcoming ESPN Videogames college basketball title, ESPN College Hoops. Chosen in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, T.J. Ford's leadership, hard-working nature, and winning attitude made him a natural selection to represent ESPN Videogames entry into college basketball. ESPN College Hoops delivers all the high drama, miraculous buzzer-beaters, tear-soaked heartaches and proud pageantry of "The Big Dance" with this new release. ESPN Videogames titles are produced by Visual Concepts - Sega's sports studio.

"Tradition, pride and emotion are the staples of college basketball," says Greg Thomas, president of ESPN Videogames. "College players compete against rivals for the honor of their school. ESPN College Hoops faithfully recreates the high-spirited atmosphere of college basketball and maintains the high quality of gameplay, graphics and presentation that gamers have come to expect from all ESPN Videogames titles."

Added Rick Alessandri, senior vice president and general manager, ESPN Enterprises, "College basketball is one of the most exciting seasons for fans and ESPN, and this game will bring fans in as part of the action for a great video game experience."

To further enhance the emotional environment of college basketball, ESPN College Hoops is proud to feature the high-profile ESPN talent of Mike Patrick and Jay Bilas. Together, the enthusiastic play-by-play of Mike Patrick supported by the veteran analysis of Jay Bilas guarantees the most insightful and entertaining commentary in any college basketball game.

With a host of new gameplay additions -- including enhanced IsoMotion(tm), comical cutscenes, and year-round recruiting -- ESPN College Hoops promises
to deliver the most engrossing and emotion-filled college basketball experience. Developed by Kush Games Inc., ESPN College Hoops is scheduled for release on Microsoft Xbox® and PlayStation(tm) 2 consoles in November 2003.

For more information, visit us online at http://www.espnvideogames.com

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