Teams are only allowed one exempt tournament a year. Next UH is scheduled to play in the Diamond Head Classic as its exempt event. So it won’t be an additional multiple game tournament. Maybe he was referring to a single game showcase? Like the Armed Forces Classic or the Champions Classic.
I’m guessing he was either referring to the Diamond Head Classic or talking about 2020 or greatly exaggerating the prestige of the tourney. The Sunshine Slam would be in it’s first year and is hosted by the same people that host the CBI. Maybe when Sampson said that a lot of teams would love to be a part of it, he was referring to the 200 schools that never get invitations.