March 28, 2018
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech senior guard Tadric Jackson has been invited to participate in the inaugural Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship, a three-day event that runs Friday, March 30, through Sunday, April 1, at St. Mary’s University’s Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio.
This new event 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.
Jackson, a senior from Tifton, Ga., will be joined by three teammates from the Atlantic Coast Conference to form one of 32 teams competing for the championship. In addition to national exposure via the broadcast platforms of Twitter and ESPN2, this groundbreaking new event will serve as a showcase to this rapidly growing version of the game that has been approved for Olympic inclusion in 2020.
The 6-2 senior from Tifton, Ga., finished the season No. 2 on Tech’s scoring chart at 12.7 points per game and was named the ACC’s Sixth-Man of the Year by HoopsHD.com. He hit double figures in 21 of 29 games this season, including a career-high 29 in the final game of his career against Boston College in the ACC Tournament. Jackson, 6-2, finished his career in 36th place on Georgia Tech’s all-time scoring list with 1,136 points.
The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will begin on Friday, March 30 with 24 pool play games streamed live on Twitter from 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET and will continue on Saturday, March 31 with another 24 pool play games streamed live on Twitter from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ET. The event will conclude on Sunday, April 1 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. ET.
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 consists 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 are being revealed through a series of studio shows streamed live on Twitter once a day from Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29.
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