Vasiljevic on Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship Watch List
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Guard Dejan Vasiljevic of the University of Miami men’s basketball team is one of 10 ACC seniors named to the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship Midseason Watch List, as announced Tuesday.
The 2020 event is scheduled for April 3-5 at Atlanta’s Atlantic Station, where it will be contested outdoors for the first time.
A native of Melbourne, Australia, Vasiljevic is averaging 14.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game this season. His 39.0 percent clip from 3-point range ranks second in the ACC and he has a team-high 17 double-digit scoring totals this year.
In what is the single-largest gathering of draft-eligible talent in the months leading up to the NBA Draft, the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship features 128 seniors from all 32 Division I conferences vying for one of the biggest purses at any FIBA-sanctioned 3×3 event. Teams will compete for $150,000, with $100,000 going to the tournament champions, who will also earn an automatic berth to the 2020 USA Basketball 3×3 Open National Championship in May.
The tournament will once again receive non-stop coverage through its broadcast partners Twitter and ESPN. Every second of the 2020 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be available to a national audience beginning with pool play games April 3-4 and knockout rounds April 5. Twitter will be the exclusive home of pool play games, as well as the Round of 16 and quarterfinal games. ESPN2 will carry the semifinal, consolation and championship contests.
Each team roster will be comprised of four eligible seniors from the same conference. Teams will be organized into eight pools of four and each team will be guaranteed three pool play games, earning $1,000 for every victory on April 3-4. The top two teams in each pool will move on to the knockout stage, where the stakes skyrocket. Only the teams competing in the tournament final will earn additional prize money, with the champions winning $100,000.
“The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship is unlike any basketball environment around. These elite athletes are entering the prime of their basketball careers, and the fast-paced, physical nature of 3×3 makes this a truly unique experience for players and fans alike,” said Drew Russell, executive vice president at Intersport, which owns and operates the event. “With the spectacle that the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship drew at Mall of America last year, we knew we had to go even bigger in 2020. With an incredible outdoor venue, fan engagements and attention-grabbing play, Atlantic Station will certainly deliver.”
Opened in 2005, Atlantic Station hosts more than 300 events annually, including large-scale experiences such as DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night, Cirque du Soleil and the BB&T Atlanta Open tennis tournament.
The 2019-20 Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball season is presented by First National Bank.