Lincoln – Nebraska’s Glynn Watson Jr. has selected to participate in the 2019 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship, scheduled for April 5-7 at Minnesota’s Mall of America. Watson is one of four players selected from the Big Ten Conference.
The tournament is comprised of all-star teams of seniors, who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility, representing all 32 Division I conferences. The teams will compete for a $150,000 prize pool, with the champions taking home $100,000, double the prize money from a year ago. Additionally, the winners will earn the right to compete in the 2019 USA Basketball 3×3 Open National Championship later this spring.
Watson will team with Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), Juwan Morgan (Indiana) and Jordan Murphy (Minnesota) on the Big Ten squad.
Watson was a four-year starter for the Huskers, as he totaled 1,532 career points to finish 11th on Nebraska’s all-time list and finished among the program’s all-time leaders in steals (177, fourth), assists (382, seventh), 3-pointers (184, fourth), games played (134, first) and starts (113, second). As a senior, he started all 36 games in helping Nebraska reach the NIT for the second straight season, averaging a career-high 13.6 points per game along with 4.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.
He tallied five 20-point games and was playing some of his best basketball down the stretch. In NU’s final nine games, he averaged 18.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game while posting nearly a 3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
All games of the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be carried live on Twitter or ESPN2. Pool play will begin at 2 p.m. CT on April 5, with 24 games streamed live exclusively on Twitter. Pool play will continue on April 6 at 8:30 a.m. CT with 24 more games streamed live exclusively on Twitter. Round of 16 and quarterfinal games will be streamed live exclusively on Twitter at 9:30 a.m. CT on April 7, with semifinal, consolation and championship games televised live on ESPN2 later that day at 2 p.m. CT. Returning to call all the action throughout the tournament will be the voice of FIBA 3×3 basketball, Kyle Montgomery, with Robbie Hummel of ESPN and Tate Frazier and Mark Titus of The Ringer’s One Shining Podcast providing color commentary and sideline coverage.
Teams have been assigned into eight pools of four and each team will be guaranteed three pool play games, earning $1,000 for every victory on Friday and Saturday. The top two teams in each pool will move on to Sunday’s knockout stage, where the stakes skyrocket. The championship team will take home $100,000, while the runners-up will share $2,000 and the third-place team will win an additional $1,000.