PlayUp Hosts ‘Hangout Rooms’ with Former NCAA Stars Williams, Horford, Knight

If you’re looking to get some top-level NCAA insight in advance of tonight’s men’s championship game (starts at 8 p.m. Eastern), fan interaction app PlayUp is hosting “hangout rooms” with former NCAA stars Jay Williams, Brandon Knight and Al Horford. By using the free downloadable PlayUp app you can join the former college hoopsters for in-game interaction, social media style.

I always thought Horford and his Gators teams were among the best tournament teams ever — not necessarily great players but together in a one-and-done format they seemed unstoppable. Will have to stop by his PlayUp room tonight to see what he thinks of this year’s Kentucky team.

Anyone picking the Jayhawks in an upset? If so you might want to see what Brandon Knight has to say. (If you don’t have the PlayUp app installed yet you can get it here.)


  1. Tried the playup hangouts tonight and it was great fun… thanks to Al Holford for some good championship-game insights. Really like the PlayUp app, fun to interact with a smaller/attentive group. The app loads comments instantly… more rapid fire than Twitter. Good job PlayUp!


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