MINNEAPOLIS (April 7, 2019) –The Colonial Athletic Association team of Jarrell Brantley, Devontae Cacok, Vasa Pusica and Justin Wright-Foreman claimed the 2019 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship on Sunday afternoon at Mall of America, defeating the West Coast Conference 21-13.
In front of approximately 2,000 fans surrounding the four levels of the Mall of America Rotunda and an ESPN2 national audience, the Colonial used a balanced perimeter and inside game to overwhelm its opponents throughout the Tournament. The quartet, who each were named First-Team All-Conference performers at the end of the regular season, posted a perfect 7-0 record and outscored their opponents by 43 points in that stretch.
Wright-Foreman, the Old El Paso MVP of the 2019 Tournament, was 5 of 6 from the field, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc, to finish with 10 points in the championship game. Brantley had eight points, and his two late free throws clinched the Tournament title for the Colonial. Including $1,000 for each of their three pool play wins, Wright-Foreman, Brantley, Cacok and Pusica will share $103,000. They have also earned the right to compete in the 2019 USA Basketball 3x3 Open National Championship in Las Vegas next month.
During the three days of competition at the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship, Mall of America welcomed more than 400,000 visitors, with thousands regularly stopping by the Rotunda to catch many of the Tournament’s 64 games. Additionally, viewers around the world were eager to follow the action as the event generated more than seven million live views on Twitter.
For complete player statistics, standings, final bracket and additional information, log on to www.3X3UHoops.com and select “Live Stats” under the Media tab.
Round of 16
Southland 21, ACC 18
West Coast 21, Patriot League 19
American Athletic 22, Big South 18
Northeast 22, SEC 20
MAAC 22, Big Sky 20
MAC 21, Big Ten 19
Colonial 21, SoCon 13
Conference USA 21, Pac-12 18
West Coast 22, Southland 14
Northeast 21, American Athletic 20
MAC 21, MAAC 19
Colonial 21, Conference USA 19
West Coast 21, Northeast 15
Colonial 21, MAC 19
MAC 21, Northeast 14
Colonial 21, West Coast 13