BIG3 Basketball League

Ice Cube's new BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league
May 4, 2017

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BIG3 Basketball: BIG3 3-on-3 basketball leagueThe BIG3 basketball league, the new three-on-three league founded by Ice Cube, will begin in the summer of 2017. Although it's being called a league -- and we'll call it that as well -- it's really more of a weekly tour. The BIG3 plays once per week, in a different city each week. There are eight teams, all of which will play one game at each event. The first eight weeks are the regular season. The final two weeks are the playoffs. So, it's really more of a 10-week 3-on-3 basketball tour. But it's new and interesting, so we'll check it out.

The BIG3 season begins June 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The other regular season weekly city locations are Charlotte, Philadelphia, Tulsa, Nashville, Dallas, Lexington (Kentucky) and Los Angeles. The BIG3 Playoffs begin in Seattle on Aug. 20. The champions will be crowned in Las Vegas on Aug. 26.

On Sunday, April 30, 2017 the BIG3 had their first-ever draft, which established the league's complete rosters. They are listed below.


There are eight teams, all with fun names: 3's Company, 3-Headed Monsters, Ghost Ballers, Ball Hogs, Tri-State, Power, Killer 3s, and Trilogy.


The BIG 3 league schedule game dates are all on Sundays except August 26 championship day, which is a Saturday.

BIG3 Basketball: BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league June 25: Barclays Center | Brooklyn, New York
July 2: Spectrum Center | Charlotte, North Carolina
July 9: BOK Center | Tulsa, Oklahoma
July 16: Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 23: UIC Pavilion | Chicago, Illinois
July 30: American Airlines Center | Dallas, Texas
August 6: Rupp Arena | Lexington, Kentucky
August 13: Staples Center | Los Angeles, California
August 20: Key Arena | Seattle, Washington (Playoffs)
August 26: T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas, Nevada (Championship Finals)


3's Company
Captain: Allen Iverson. Co-Captain: DerMarr Johnson. Players: Andre Owens, Mike Sweetney, Ruben Patterson. Coach: Allen Iverson.

3-Headed Monsters
Captain: Rashard Lewis. Co-Captain: Jason Williams. Players: Kwame Brown, Eddie Basden, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. Coach: Gary Payton.

Ghost Ballers
Captain: Mike Bibby. Co-Captain: Ricky Davis. Players: Mo Evans, Marcus Banks, Ivan Johnson. Coach: George Gervin.

Ball Hogs
Captain: Brian Scalabrine. Co-Captain: Josh Childress. Players: Derrick Byars, Rasual Butler, Dominic McGuire. Coach: Rick Barry.

Captain: Jermaine O'Neal. Co-Captain: Bonzi Wells. Players: Xavier Silas, Lee Nailon, Mike James. Coach: Julius Erving.

Captain: Corey Maggette. Co-Captain: Cuttino Mobley. Players: Jerome Williams, DeShawn Stevenson, Moochie Norris. Coach: Clyde Drexler.

Killer 3s
Captain: Chauncey Billups. Co-Captain: Stephen Jackson. Players: Reggie Evans, Larry Hughes, Brian Cook. Coach: Charles Oakley.

Captain: Kenyon Martin. Co-Captain: Al Harrington. Players: Rashad McCants, James White, Dion Glover. Coach: Rick Mahorn.


Each game is played first team to 60 points, win by two. Halftime will occur when one team reaches 30 points.


The 2017 BIG3 draft was held on April 30 in Las Vegas. Here's how it went down.

BIG3 Basketball: BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league Round 1
1. Trilogy Rashad McCants
2. 3s Company Andre Owens
3. Killers 3s Reggie Evans
4. Tri State Xavier Silas
5. 3 Headed Monsters Kwame Brown
6. Power Jerome Williams
7. Ball Hogs Derrick Byars
8. Ghost Ballers Mo Evans

Round 2
1. Ghost Ballers Marcus Banks
2. Ball Hogs Rasual Butler
3. Power DeShawn Stevenson
4. 3 Headed Monsters Eddie Badsen
5. Tri State Lee Nailon
6. Killer 3s Larry Hughes
7. 3s Company Mike Sweetney
8. Trilogy James White

Round 3
1. 3 Headed Monsters Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
2. Ball Hogs Dominic McGuire
3. Trilogy Dion Glover
4. Power Moochie Norris
5. 3s Company Ruben Patterson
6. Ghost Ballers Ivan Johnson
7. Tri State Mike James
8. Killer 3s Brian Cook