Former Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball great Jordan Murphy will have two more opportunities to play in front of his home fans this weekend at events associated with the NCAA Final Four at US Bank Stadium. On Tuesday it was announced that Murphy was one of 20 players selected to play in the Reese’s College All-Star Game at US Bank Stadium on Friday afternoon. Then Wednesday it was announced that Murphy is one of four players on the 2019 Big Ten team in the Dos Equis 3x3 National Championships this weekend at the Mall of America!
Murphy is one of 20 seniors chosen to play in the Reese’s College All-Star Game. The game is played Friday afternoon at 3:30 at US Bank Stadium in coordination with the Reese’s Final Four Friday free events in downtown Minneapolis. All four teams participating in the Final Foul will have free open practices at US Bank Stadium beginning Friday morning and then the All-Star game will tap off at 3:30 PM.
Murphy was named to the West team along with other notable named including Bryce Brown of Kansas State and Houston guard duo Galen Robinson, Jr and Corey Davis, Jr. The West team will be coached by Former NBA dunk champ Nate Robinson. The east team will be anchored by James Palmer Jr of Nebraska and coached by former NBA All-Star Jason Terry. The game will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network and live stats will be available HERE.
Wednesday it was announced that Murphy will be one of four seniors on the Big Ten team in the Dos Equis 3x3 National Championships. Murphy will be joined by Nebraska’s Glynn Watson, Indiana‘s Juwan Morgan and Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ.
The @bigten squad is set for the @DosEquis 3X3U National Championship and it is DOMINANT!— 3X3U National Championship (@3X3UHoops) April 3, 2019
Ethan Happ, @BadgerMBB
Glynn Watson, @HuskerHoops
Juwan Morgan, @IndianaMBB
Jordan Murphy, @GopherMBB #3X3U pic.twitter.com/vdkCcSqwxf
The four players will try and defend the Big Ten’s title in the inaugural 3x3 National Championships last year in San Antonio. That team featured the Gophers’ Nate Mason.
But besides pride, the four players will also be playing for some cold hard cash. Each team will play three pool play games with $1000 on the line to the winners. The top two teams in each four team pool will advance to the Round of 16 on Sunday, and they teams will play single elimination until one champion is crowned. That team will receive $100,000 to split between their four team members.
All of the games in the Dos Equis 3x3U tournament will take place on a newly constructed court in the Mall of America rotunda beginning Friday afternoon.
We’re just two days away from tip-off for the @3X3UHoops National Championship + preparations are fully underway. We can’t wait for all the action to get started this Friday! #3X3U pic.twitter.com/9vf4nwSpQP— Mall of America (@mallofamerica) April 3, 2019
The Big Ten is in a pool with the Ivy, Horizon, and Big Sky conferences. The Big Ten team will play their three pool play game at 8:30 PM Friday night, and 11:50 AM and 3:00 PM on Saturday. The full schedule is below:
All of the pool play games, and the rounds of 16 and 8 will stream live on the 3X3U twitter page at live.twitter.com/3X3UHoops . The semifinal, consolation and Championship games will air live on ESPN2 beginning at 2PM on Sunday. The event is free to watch ,you just need to come down to the Mall of America to do so!
Check out The Daily Gopher on Twitter this weekend for updates from the 3X3U Tournament from the MOA.