After announcing his 3-in-3 basketball league in January, the Ice Cube-founded BIG3 pro league hosted its first draft over the weekend.
On Sunday (April 30) in Las Vegas, ahead of the inaugural BIG3 season, the remaining roster spots were closed out.
Former North Carolina star Rashad McCants was the No. 1 overall pick, drafted by Rick Mahorn’s Trilogy, following by Andre Owens, Reggie Evans, Xavier Silas and Kwame Brown.
The first season of the BIG3 League tips off June 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with games being played every Saturday, for 10 weeks in different cities. The season will culminate with championship games being played on August 26 in Las Vegas.
Below is the complete breakdown of the eight teams competing for this season’s championship.
Coach: Allen Iverson
Players: Allen Iverson (captain), DerMarr Johnson (co-captain), Andre Owens, Michael Sweetney, Ruben Patterson
3 Headed Monsters
Coach: Gary Payton
Players: Rashard Lewis (captain), Jason Williams (co-captain), Kwame Brown, Eddie Basden, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
Coach: George Gervin
Players: Mike Bibby (captain), Ricky Davis (co-captain), Maurice Evans, Marcus Banks, Ivan Johnson
Coach: Charles Oakley
Players: Chauncey Billups (captain), Stephen Jackson (co-captain), Reggie Evans, Larry Hughes, Brian Cook
Coach: Clyde Drexler
Players: Corey Maggette (captain), Cuttino Mobley (co-captain), Jerome Williams, DeShawn Stevenson, Moochie Norris
Coach: Rick Mahorn
Players: Kenyon Martin (captain), Al Harrington (co-captain), Rashad McCants, James White, Dion Glover
Coach: Julius Erving
Players: Jermaine O’Neal (captain), Bonzi Wells (co-captain), Xavier Silas, Lee Nailon, Mike James
Coach: Rick Barry
Players: Brian Scalabrine (captain), Josh Childress (co-captain), Derrick Byars, Rasual Butler, Ivan Johnson