Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Dotson named to Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship Midseason Watch List

ATLANTA -- Western Carolina's Carlos Dotson is one of 10 Southern Conference seniors on the Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship Midseason Watch List, which was released today.

The 2020 event is scheduled for April 3-5 at Atlanta's Atlantic Station, where it will be contested outdoors for the first time.

The single largest gathering of draft-eligible talent leading up to the NBA Draft, the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will feature 128 seniors from all 32 Division I conferences vying for one of the biggest purses at any FIBA-sanctioned 3x3 event. Teams will compete for $150,000, with $100,000 going to the tournament champions. The winning team will once again earn an automatic berth to the 2020 USA Basketball 3x3 Open National Championship in May.

Dotson is joined on the watch list by nine other SoCon seniors:  Brandon Austin, (Samford); Djordje Dimitrijevic, (Mercer); James Dickey, (UNCG); Nathan Hoover, (Wofford); Jordan Lyons, (Furman); Jeromy Rodriguez, (ETSU); Matt Ryan, (UTC); Josh Sharkey, (Samford); and Ethan Stair, (Mercer).

The 2020 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be available to a national audience beginning with pool play games on Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, and knockout rounds on Sunday, 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 Division I 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 Friday and Saturday. The top two teams in each pool will move on to Sunday's 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 3x3 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. 

Last year, the team from the Colonial Athletic Association went a perfect 7-0 during the tournament and took home the $100,000 grand prize. Brantley and Wright-Foreman were drafted in the second round of the NBA Draft, and are currently part of the Utah Jazz organization. Cacok recently signed a two-way deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

For more information on the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship, including event updates, details, rules and more, follow on Twitter at @3X3UHoops or online at www.3X3UHoops.com.

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