NCCU Coach LeVelle Moton Highlights Careers and Financial Literacy at HBCU Legacy Classic Basketball Showcase and Career Summit

Coach Moton will lead the NCCU Eagles to the Prudential Center to take on the Hampton University Pirates in the classic Invesco QQQ HBCU Legacy basketball showcase. Howard University and North Carolina A&T University will also be battling it out on hardwood ahead of the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic Career Summit presented by Amazon on Friday, December 17.

I had the opportunity to connect with “Coach Mo” before the tournament, where his team would play in front of the double TV program on TNT. The Raleigh native and former outstanding NCCU basketball player shared some parts of his life history and principles in a candid interview with me.


Coach Moton’s basketball career has gone through a gymnasium and locker rooms, but it extends to the community of Raleigh-Durham for career opportunities. His Haitian roots and time spent on the streets as a young man made him reflect on the significance of his recent wall unveiling in the city.

“I grew up in a housing project in Raleigh, maybe a few blocks from the Governor’s Mansion. It was almost like a tale of two towns.” Moton was speaking about the cultural and economic divide in the Raleigh area. “Statistics show that there is a 98% chance that three generations of a poor family will remain in poverty. I have implemented programs through my foundation to help serve and help families and children who understand often hurt the impact of debt. “


He remarked on how gentrification has taken hold in a few blocks where he was raised. Community leaders approached him about the mural. Moton worked with a graphic designer to be respectful and “don’t have the mirror with pictures of me, make it community oriented”.

Moton sees Raleigh as a “Silicon Valley of the South”. His goal is to have Fortune 500 companies across the region create employment opportunities and internships through his foundation and contribution. “So I partnered with Google to create a professional certification program for blacks, browns and people from these marginalized communities. He is considering training opportunities in web design, computer programming, and many of them could become certified data analysts. “So now you can earn $ 75,000 to $ 85,000 with these companies once you complete the courses,” Moton said.

“I have paid for my boys’ funerals at the home for the past two years. Why ? Because they had no benefits or insurance. Jobs have collective social benefits. , with the benefits of a job, it can protect community members. “

LeVelle Moton’s vision for the job market aligns with the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic Career Summit at the Legacy Classic Basketball Showcase. On Friday, December 17, the event will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.

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HBCU Heroes, a non-profit founded by CEO Tracey Pennywell and NBA veteran George Lynch, has partnered with the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic Basketball Showcase to host the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic Career Summit presented by Amazon Friday, Dec. 17 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. A hybrid event, on-site and virtual participants can enjoy fireside discussions with professional athletes and artists on the keys to professional success on the topic of building a legacy.

Moton noted, “I wanted to create programs and opportunities for people. Let’s teach people how to fish, not just give something, give them something that will last longer than a day.

Sponsors with recruiting booths will be available onsite and virtually via the digital platform Hopin, including Invesco, Amazon, Audible, Amazon Web Services, Morgan Stanley, Cigna, Capital One, NASDAQ, Intel, Marsh McLennan, Fox Soul, Harris Teeter , Pandora, Procter & Gamble, RingCentral, TEKsystems, Wasserman, Wieden + Kennedy, Yahoo, SEQL, NASCAR, Turner Sports and Harry Blitzer Sports & Entertainment.

Registration for Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic Career Summit presented by Amazon is free and open to the public: HERE

The next day, Saturday, December 18, actor and producer Michael B. Jordan, WME Sports, the sports division of WME, an Endeavor company, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) and Scout Sports and Entertainment, a division of Horizon Media , have joined forces to present the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic, a historically black college and university (HBCU) men’s varsity basketball showcase that will include: Hampton University vs Central University of North Carolina (1:15 p.m. ET) and Howard University vs North Carolina A&T University (4 p.m. ET) competing in a doubles program broadcast exclusively on TNT.

the Invesco QQQ Heritage Classic will also offer an immersive cultural experience highlighting elements of HBCU life and culture, including a group showcase, live musical performance, college and career opportunities and more. The winners of the Legacy Classic esports tournament with Cxmmunity and the Legacy Classic partnership with Serena Ventures and the MaC Venture Capital startup pitch competition will also be highlighted during the basketball doubles program.

Tickets for the Invesco QQQ Heritage Classic basketball showcase are on sale now: HERE


  • Friday, December 17 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, December 18 – Part 1: 1:15 p.m. ET / Part 2: 4:00 p.m. ET


Prudential Center – Newark, NJ

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