The Wyoming Cowboy basketball team will be headed to the Caribbean in November 2017.

Caymax Sports Ltd., in conjunction with Global Sports Management, has announced that Cincinnati, Iowa, UAB and Wyoming will headline the inaugural eight-team Cayman Islands Classic college basketball multi-team event that will start in November of 2017.

The remaining four participating teams will be released in the near future.

“We are excited to have these basketball programs with rich traditions agree to be part of what promises to be one of the top preseason college basketball events annually,” said tournament director Maury Hanks.

"Playing this tournament in a venue alongside the most beautiful beaches in the world will make this an event that everyone in college basketball will be trying to get an opportunity to compete in for the future." said Joe Wright, Chief Executive Officer of Caymax Sports.

All four teams competed in the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

UW will open this 2015-16 season with an exhibition game November 7 versus Fort Lewis College at 7 p.m.