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With the launch of Ice Cube’s BIG3 league and the sport’s admission into the 2020 Olympics, 3-on-3 basketball is all the rage now. In 2018 it will become part of the Final Four.
The company Intersport on Tuesday announced the creation of the 3-on-3 College Hoops Invitational, a first-ever event that will pit all-star teams from college basketball’s top conferences against each other in a three day tournament from March 30 through April 1, 2018 in San Antonio, site of the Final Four.
Per the company’s release, “Teams will be competing for a $100,000 prize pool. All participating players must be seniors that have exhausted their collegiate eligibility. ”
It remains unclear how teams will be selected, but there’s already one vote for Seton Hall’s senior trio of Khadeen Carrington, Angel Delgado and Desi Rodriguez, part of a Pirates team that hopes to make a March run.
“The game of 3-on-3 basketball continues to gain momentum thanks to its recent addition to the Olympics in 2020 and further development at the professional and grassroots levels,” said Intersport’s Vice President of Sports Properties Drew Russell. “Based on our storied and successful history of creating and producing live college events for more than 30 years, Intersport is perfectly positioned to bring 3-on-3 basketball to the college game. We’ve been in the planning stages for months and are excited to bring this new and exciting opportunity to market for the very first time.”