NU will join UW [Wyoming], Charlotte, UNC-Wilmington and Butler. Coppin State is also reported to be planning to play in the event.
The Cats played in the Alaska Shootout last year, salvaging one win out of the 3 games in a tournament where they didn't seem ready to start the season. This year, NU will have all but 2 regular players back and should have everyone available for play at the start of the season.
This announcement came from Wyoming's basketball schedule announcement. NU has not announced its Basketball schedule yet.