The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight (JBS) is a nationwide effort to promote Jesuit higher education through basketball.
The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight (JBS) is a nationwide effort to capitalize on basketball games between Jesuit schools and, through those games, bring greater positive awareness and exposure to Jesuit education and its shared mission. This project was developed by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) in 2008 in response to member institutions wanting to spread the word of Jesuit higher education through the more than 90 basketball games in which Jesuit institutions play each other every season.
Jesuit institutions promote academic excellence, service and justice, and encourage students to seek God in all things and be men and women for others. Today, Jesuit institutions boast over 2 million living alumni across the world, including nearly 10% of the United States Congress and basketball legends Bob Cousy (College of the Holy Cross), Bill Russell (University of San Francisco) and John Stockton (Gonzaga University).