Credit: Mississippi State Athletics
USA Basketball announced Friday, April 21, that the 2023 USA Basketball 3X Nationals will be May 5-7 at Reid Arena on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs. The event will feature 12 men’s and 16 women’s teams vying for national titles. Representing Mississippi State at the event will be Jessika Carter, JerKaila Jordan, Denae Carter and Debreasha Powe.
Powe and Denae will be making their debut playing for a Team USA team, while Jordan and Jessika each have previous Team USA experience. This will be the first 3×3 Team USA event for all Bulldogs in attendance.
An impressive lineup of NCAA Division I women’s programs is expected to field teams at 3X Nationals, including Creighton, Duke, Gonzaga, Indiana, Maryland, Middle Tennessee State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Tennessee, UCLA, Utah and Villanova.
“We are excited for the return of USA Basketball 3X Nationals to Colorado Springs,” said Jim Tooley, USA Basketball CEO. “This event serves as a great opportunity for athletes to be evaluated for various USA Basketball 3×3 national teams and elevates awareness of this emerging and unique style of basketball.”
3X Nationals will tip off May 5 with preliminary round men’s games and continue through the weekend with preliminary and medal round games. Teams will be seeded based on preliminary records before entering bracket play. Game action is set to stream live on Saturday and Sunday on USA Basketball’s website, usab.com, and YouTube.com/USABasketball.
Played on a half court with a 10-minute clock and a 12-second shot clock, the first team to 21 points, or the team in the lead at the end of regulation, is the winner. Participating teams earned their spots in the 2023 USA Basketball 3X Nationals either through USA Basketball 3X regional qualifying tournaments last fall or via an at-large invitation from USA Basketball.
For more information on USA Basketball 3X Nationals, click HERE.