Final Four Weekend Will Feature 3-on-3 Tournament for College Seniors

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistAugust 22, 2017

Some of college basketball's best seniors will get a chance to play during Final Four weekend despite getting knocked out of the NCAA tournament. 

Intersport, the company behind the College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, announced the formation of a three-on-three basketball tournament that will debut next year in San Antonio, Texas. Seniors who have "exhausted their college eligibility" will vie for a $100,000 prize pool on squads representing the top conferences, per sports journalist Adam Zagoria.

"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," Intersport's vice president of sports properties Drew Russell said, per Adam Zagoria.

In a post on ZagsBlog, Zagoria wrote that Intersport will adopt international three-on-three rules, which include scoring by ones and twos up to 21.  

Three-on-three basketball has soared in popularity with help from Ice Cube's BIG3 league. It will receive an even bigger platform in three years, as the International Olympic Committee added a three-on-three tournament for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The new college event will run from March 30 through April 1 next year.

[Adam Zagoria, h/t Uproxx

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