The competition will again be organised by NBL1 Men's clubs in partnership with naming rights holder Kitking.co.uk and BE.
It will see all 13 NBL1 clubs, plus a trio of invited Division Two sides, competing in four regional groups of four.
The additional Division Two teams for 2023/24 are last season's NBL Division Three playoff champs Milton Keynes Breakers, who topped a number of NBL Division One sides as part of a lengthy National Cup run a year ago, and former NBL D1 winners Manchester Magic, who were relegated from the top flight at the end of last season.
And Brighton Bears, also of Division Two, are a late addition to the competition, replacing Team Solent Kestrels, who have withdrawn following the announcement that they will opt out of Division One in the 2023/23 season.
Holders Hemel Storm will defend their title.
KitKing have supplied winning team wear to NGBs, professional and grassroots clubs throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and beyond since 1992. They are the UK’s leading teamwear specialist with 30 years’ experience across more than 25 sports, including basketball.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Basketball England’s NBL Division One clubs.
“Last season's competition was a big success and our sponsorship will further extend our help and support of the Trophy in 2022/23.
“It’s an exciting time for the sport in the UK as basketball continues to grow. We’re pleased to be a part of that, and to be able to support Basketball England’s D1 clubs through this partnership.”
“I would like to thank KitKing.co.uk for their ongoing support as we push the competition from strength-to-strength.
“The D1 men’s clubs are continuing to grow and move the league forward as a group with Basketball England’s support, making this an exciting time for both the sport and the Trophy itself.”
The group stages of the competition will be played from 16 September through to 24 September, with the 16 contenders split into four groups of four teams.
Playing each other once, the top two sides in each group will progress to the quarter-finals on 30 September/1 October, then semi-finals, with the final set to take place later in the year.
The games will provide a curtain raiser to the Men’s NBL Division One season, which gets under way in October.
|16/09/2023||2pm||Reading Rockets||v||Worthing Thunder|
|16/09/2023||2pm||Barking Abbey||v||Brighton Bears|
|17/09/2023||5pm||Worthing Thunder||v||Barking Abbey|
|23/09/2023||2.30pm||Brighton Bears||v||Reading Rockets|
|24/09/2023||5pm||Worthing Thunder||v||Brighton Bears|
|24/09/2023||4pm||Reading Rockets||v||Barking Abbey|
|17/09/2023||6pm||Hemel Storm||v||Essex Rebels|
|21/09/2023||7pm||Thames Valley Cavaliers||v||London Elite|
|23/09/2023||4pm||Essex Rebels||v||Thames Valley Cavaliers|
|23/09/2023||7pm||Hemel Storm||v||London Elite|
|24/09/2023||3pm||London Elite||v||Essex Rebels|
|24/09/2023||3pm||Thames Valley Cavaliers||v||Hemel Storm|
|16/09/2023||7.30pm||Birmingham Rockets||v||Nottingham Hoods|
|17/09/2023||6pm||Milton Keynes Breakers||v||Nottingham Hoods|
|23/09/2023||7pm||Birmingham Rockets||v||Milton Keynes Breakers|
|24/09/2023||4pm||Loughborough||v||Milton Keynes Breakers|
|16/09/2023||7.30pm||Derby Trailblazers||v||Manchester Magic|
|16/09/2023||6.15pm||Bradford Dragons||v||Newcastle University|
|17/09/2023||3pm||Newcastle University||v||Manchester Magic|
|23/09/2023||7pm||Manchester Magic||v||Bradford Dragons|
|23/09/2023||3pm||Newcastle University||v||Derby Trailblazers|
|24/09/2023||5.30pm||Derby Trailblazers||v||Bradford Dragons|