FILE PHOTO: Brandon Horvath. Photo by Tina Lerohl
LOGAN, Utah – Utah State’s Brandon Horvath will open play at the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship on Friday, playing alongside student-athletes from the Mountain West and Western Athletic conferences. The tournament is being played at The Sugar Mill in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Horvath, part of the Rocky Mountain Range, is joined by Wyoming’s Drake Jeffries, Sam Houston State’s Savion Flagg and Grand Canyon’s Holland Woods. The group begins pool play today, facing the Western Sky-Walkers (Big Sky/Big West), Wicked Smahts (Ivy League/Patriot League) and Colonial Con-Nec-Tion (Colonial/NEC). Two former Aggies are part of the Western Sky-Walkers in Koby McEwen and John Knight III. McEwen was the MW Freshman of the Year in 2017 with the Aggies before transferring to Marquette and then to Weber State, while Knight III appeared in 10 games for Utah State during the 2018-19 season before transferring to Southern Utah.
The 3X3U National Championships includes seniors who exhausted their collegiate eligibility in 2021-22 and combines them into 16 teams playing pool play on Friday and Saturday, leading up to the knockout state of Sunday. The winning team from each pool play game will win $1,000, victories in the first two knockout rounds will net another $1,000, a quarterfinal win is worth $5,000, a semifinal triumph is another $10,000, while the team that takes home the Tournament title will add $50,000 to their winnings.
Fans can watch all of the games via Twitter and the ESPN family of networks. Games will be played throughout the day on Friday with Horvath featuring in contests at 2:25 p.m. (MT) and 3:45 p.m. (MT). Horvath will take to the court again on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. (MT), 8:30 a.m. (MT) and 10:10 a.m. (MT). For information on the tournament can be found on the tournament’s website, www.3X3UHoops.com.
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