No doubt, the Colorado men's basketball team is going to rack up some serious airline miles in 2017.

On Wednesday night, organizers of the Virgin Islands Paradise Jam announced the field for its annual early-season basketball tournament, with the Buffs headlining next year's eight-team field. CU will play three games in a bracket-style format over four games, competing against a field that also will include Wake Forest, Quinnipiac, Drake, Drexel, Houston, Liberty, and Mercer.

The Buffs also are slated to take a European tour next summer, with the details still to be determined.

Ticket information for the 2017 Paradise Jam can be found at

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