HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth senior Miles Wright has been selected to participate in the inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship that will pit 32 four-man teams consisting of players from every Division I college basketball conference against each other in a three-day, 3-on-3 tournament. These teams, comprised of seniors who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility, will compete for a $100,000 prize pool viewable live on Twitter and ESPN2 from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 at St. Mary’s University’s Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio. Wright will be one of four players selected from the Ivy League.
The 29th Big Green player to score 1,000 points in a career, Wright did not take long in establishing himself in the starting lineup as he was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2014-15. The native of Boston, Massachusetts, played in all 111 Dartmouth games during his four years, starting all but five, setting a program record for career starts (106). Wright also finished his time with the Big Green seventh all-time with 156 3-pointers made and ninth with 136 steals, becoming the only player in Dartmouth history with 1,000 points, 400 rebounds, 100 3-pointers and 100 steals to his credit.
The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will begin on Friday with 24 pool-play games streamed live on Twitter from 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. EST and will continue on Saturday with another 24 pool-play games streamed live on Twitter from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. EST. The event will conclude on Sunday with the quarterfinals broadcast live on Twitter from 1:35-3 p.m. EST, and the semifinals, third-place game and championship game broadcast live on ESPN2 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. EST.
“We are so excited to host these 128 players at this one-of-a-kind event,” said Drew Russell, Intersport’s Vice President of Sports Properties. “For fans, this will be an opportunity to see the nation’s top seniors compete in the rapidly growing and faced-paced nature of 3-on-3 basketball. For players, it will be one last opportunity to showcase their skills on a national stage and give them the chance to earn a significant sum of money. It will also expose them to the 3-on-3 format which may lead to new opportunities as they take the next step in their professional careers.”
Every game of the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship matters as money will be on the line at all times throughout the competition. Participants will compete for a $100,000 prize pool that will be distributed as follows:
• Each pool-play win will earn the team $1,000.
• A quarterfinal win will earn the team $1,000.
• A semifinal win will earn the team $1,000.
• The team that wins the third-place game will earn $1,000.
• The team that wins the championship will earn $50,000.
Each team roster will be comprised of four eligible seniors from the same Division I college basketball conference. Teams will be organized into eight pools of four, and each team will be guaranteed three pool-play games. The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship Player Selection Committee consisted of college basketball experts from a wide range of media outlets including ESPN, CBS Sports, The Athletic, USA Today, NBC Sports, The Ringer and more. The complete rosters for each conference will be revealed through a series of studio shows streamed live on Twitter once a day from Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29.