SAN ANTONIO – Saint Louis senior guard Davell Roby has been selected to participate in the inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship this weekend in San Antonio, Texas.
The event will pit 32 four-man teams consisting of players from every Division I college basketball conference against each other in a three day, 3-on-3 tournament. These teams, comprised of seniors who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility, will compete for a $100,000 prize pool viewable live on Twitter and ESPN2 from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at St. Mary’s University’s Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio, Texas.
Roby will be one of four Atlantic 10 Conference players comprising his team. The other confirmed participants from the A-10 are Rene Castro-Cannedy (Duquesne) and Matt Mobley (St. Bonaventure).
Roby averaged 11.5 ppg this past season and was the Billikens' top 3-point shooter with 56 makes. He became the 31st Billiken to reach 1,000 career points earlier this season. Roby completed his SLU career with 1,160 career points, which is 23rd all-time in SLU history. His 166 career 3-pointers made is No. 7 on the Billikens' all-time list.
The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will begin on Friday, March 30, with 24 pool play games streamed live on Twitter from 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. EST and will continue on Saturday, March 31 with another 24 pool play games streamed live on Twitter from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. EST. The event will conclude on Sunday, April 1 with the quarterfinals broadcast live on Twitter from 1:35-3 p.m. EST, and the semifinals, third-place game and championship game broadcast live on ESPN2 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. EST.
Every game of the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship matters as money will be on the line at all times throughout the competition. Participants will compete for a $100,000 prize pool that will be distributed as follows:
- Each pool play win will earn the team $1,000.
- A quarterfinal win will earn the team $1,000.
- A semifinal win will earn the team $1,000.
- The team that wins the third-place game will earn $1,000.
- The team that wins the championship will earn $50,000.
Each team roster will be comprised of four eligible seniors from the same Division I college basketball conference. Teams will be organized into eight pools of four and each team will be guaranteed three pool play games. The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship Player Selection Committee consists of college basketball experts from a wide range of media outlets including ESPN, CBS Sports, The Athletic, USA Today, NBC Sports, The Ringer, and more. The Committee worked feverishly throughout the season to determine the nation’s top senior college basketball players who have been selected to compete. The complete rosters for each conference will be revealed through a series of studio shows streamed live on Twitter once a day from Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29.
Tickets for the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship are on sale now and start at just $15 with multi-day and group packages available.