132 professional players will compete for just 31 open roster spots.
As its highly anticipated third season gets underway, the BIG3 League — the professional 3-on-3 basketball league founded by rap mogul Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz — has become a big deal for the world of pro hoops.
After securing a new TV home with CBS Sports and upgrading the talent pool with a fresh list of former NBA stars, fan favorites and cultural icons, the BIG3’s Player Combine and 2019 Draft is taking place Tuesday and Wednesday in Las Vegas as 132 professional players will compete in the combine for just 31 open roster spots.
WHEN & WHERE:
BIG3 Player Combine
Tuesday, April 30
10AM – 3PM PT
Tarkanian Basketball Academy
2730 S Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV
BIG3 Draft Lottery Event
Tuesday, April 30
6PM – 7PM PT
Delano Las Vegas
3940 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
BIG3 2019 Draft *LIVE on CBS Sports Network
Wednesday, May 1
7PM – 9PM PT
HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas at The Luxor
Luxor Hotel & Casino, 3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
The Big3 is no senior citizen home for out of shape ex-athletes. When you talk about the ultimate in competition – the addition of ballers such as Nate Robinson and Glen Big Baby Davis who still appear to have some major juice and passion left in their games — makes the league attractive to basketball fans.
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— BIG3 (@thebig3) April 29, 2019
Here are 25 of the more popular former NBA players and college superstars competing for a spot on one of the league’s 12 teams. The players vary in age, era and NBA stature:
Al Thornton, Alan Anderson, Anthony Mason Jr, Anthony Morrow, Anthony Roberson, Bonzi Wells, Carlos Arroyo, Cedric Ceballos Dahntay Jones, Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, Eddy Curry, Eric Murdock, Greg Oden, Hakim Warrick, Joe Smith, Kendall Gill, Lamar Odom, Mario Chalmers, Ronnie Brewer, Royce White, Ryan Gomes, Ryan Hollins, Salim Stoudamire, Stromile Swift and Tony Delk, among others.
The fans are already excited to see the return of NBA sharpshooter and champion Jason “The Jet” Terry as a player captain. Some other former All-Stars joined as team captains as well.
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) March 22, 2019
FULL LIST OF TEAM CAPTAINS & CO-CAPTAINS:
POWER: Corey Maggette (Captain), Cuttino Mobley (Co-Captain), Glen “Big Baby” Davis (Co-Captain)
3’S COMPANY: Dermarr Johnson (Captain), Baron Davis (Co-Captain), Drew Gooden (Co-Captain)
3-HEADED MONSTERS: Rashard Lewis (Captain), Reggie Evans (Co-Captain), Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Co-Captain)
TRI-STATE: Jermaine O’Neal (Captain), Amar’e Stoudemire (Co-Captain), Nate Robinson (Co-Captain)
KILLER 3’S: Stephen Jackson (Captain), Metta World Peace (Co-Captain), Al Harrington (Co-Captain)
TRILOGY: Jason Terry (Captain), James White (Co-Captain), David Hawkins (Co-Captain)
BALL HOGS: Brian Scalabrine (Captain), Josh Childress (Co-Captain), DeShawn Stevenson (Co-Captain)
GHOST BALLERS: Mike Bibby (Captain), Ricky Davis (Co-Captain), Carlos Boozer (Co-Captain)
TRIPLETS: Joe Johnson (Captain), Al Jefferson (Co-Captain)
ALIENS: Andre Owens (Captain), Kendrick Perkins (Co-Captain), Shannon Brown (Co-Captain)
BIVOUAC: Josh Smith (Captain), Will Bynum (Co-Captain), Anthony Morrow (Co-Captain)
ENEMIES: Gilbert Arenas (Captain)
See the complete Big3 Draft Pool at https://big3.com/.