INDIANAPOLIS (April 1, 2021) – The 2021 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship tips off Friday, welcoming a combination of seniors from the Class of 2021 and standouts from the Class of 2020 looking to reemerge on the national scene after having their postseasons cut short last year.
The third-annual 3-on-3 event, which will be closed to the public, will run through Sunday and take place at The Pavilion in downtown Indianapolis.
In total, the 64 players, who are recent college players pursuing professional opportunities, represent each Division I conference. The 16, four-man teams boast an impressive collection of talent that will make for three exciting days of basketball as teams compete for their share of the $150,000 prize pool. The field is comprised of seven players that have been named Conference Player of the Year, 38 players who are All-Conference honorees, 22 who are NABC All-District winners and three that have won Conference Defensive Player of the Year laurels.
Complete rosters, pool assignments and full tournament schedule can be found in the attached PDFs.
Teams will play each squad in their respective pool on Friday and Saturday before all 16 will head to the knockout stage on Sunday, with the top two teams from each pool receiving byes to the quarterfinals. The winning team from each pool play game will win $1,000, victories in the first two knockout rounds will net another $1,000, a quarterfinal win is worth $5,000, a semifinal triumph is another $10,000, while the team that takes home the Tournament title will add $50,000 to their winnings.
Dos Equis returns as the title sponsor of the 3X3U National Championship and will give fans the chance to win cash just for watching the 2021 Tournament. During each round of Tournament play, fans following @DosEquis on Twitter will have their responsiveness, fandom and basketball knowledge put to the test with a series of questions worth up to $1,000 per day. It’s called the Social Scoreboard, and the more challenges fans correctly respond to and the quicker they do it, the more cash they’ll win. Follow @DosEquis on Twitter or visit www.DosEquis.com/socialscoreboard to learn more.
This year, the Tournament will once again receive non-stop coverage via Twitter and on ESPN2. Every second of the 2021 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be available to a national audience beginning with pool play games on Friday and Saturday, and knockout rounds on Sunday. Twitter will be the exclusive home of pool play games, as well as the first three knockout rounds. ESPN2 will air the semifinal and championship contests.
The voice of FIBA 3×3 Basketball, Kyle Montgomery, returns to the 3X3U airwaves alongside NCAA All-American, NBA Draft pick, ESPN analyst and 3×3 Olympic hopeful Robbie Hummel to call every game of the 2021 Tournament. Tate Frazier and Mark Titus of the Titus & Tate Podcast will also suit up as the hosts of the Dos Equis Lounge to provide commentary, postgame interviews and more over the three-day experience. The complete broadcast schedule can be found below:
2021 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship Broadcast Schedule (All times are ET)
|Date||Tournament Schedule||Time||Live Coverage|
|Friday, April 2||Pool Play (32 games)||11:30 a.m.||Twitter – @3X3UHoops|
|Saturday, April 3||Pool Play (24 games)||8:30 a.m.||Twitter – @3X3UHoops|
|Sunday, April 4||Play-In & Quarterfinal Games||10:30 a.m.||Twitter – @3X3UHoops|
|Sunday, April 4||Semifinal & Championship Games||3:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
The Big Ten Conference team of Vince Edwards, Robert Johnson, Nate Mason and Jae’Sean Tate won the inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship in 2018. In 2019, the team from the Colonial Athletic Association – which was made up first-team All-Conference performers Jarrell Brantley, Devontae Cacok, Vasa Pusica and Justin Wright-Foreman – took home the grand prize. Through the first two years of the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship, at least 191 players that have participated in the event have signed professional contracts.