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Rod Wilmont set for third annual Big3 draft Wednesday

by | Apr 29, 2019 | Basketball Blogs, Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

GC assistant among player pool for 3-on-3 league televised on CBS Sports Network

LAS VEGAS — Goshen College assistant men’s basketball coach Rod Wilmont is headed to Las Vegas for the draft of the third annual Big3 basketball season, set for 10 p.m. Goshen time Wednesday night on CBS Sports Network.

Big3 is a professional 3-on-3 half-court basketball league founded by hip-hop musician and actor Ice Cube in 2017. NBA Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler serves as commissioner.

During the 2019 season, the league will expand from eight teams to 12: each team’s roster includes two or three captains, with the balance of the roster set through the draft.

Wilmont, who finished his first season on the Jon Tropf’s staff in 2018-19, was a third-team all-Big Ten selection during his career at Indiana University from 2003-07.

He set IU’s single-game 3-pointer record with nine triples before going on to play nine years of professional basketball in Europe and the NBA Development League, including time on the rosters of the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks.

“I’m excited for Rod to have this opportunity to keep playing,” Tropf said. “While this will bring our program some exposure, more importantly it will give him a chance to show his work ethic and commitment to the game of basketball.

Big3 coaches and captains will get a look at the draft class at the league’s combine, set for Tuesday. The season will begin June 22 and continue into August with games airing Friday nights on CBS, CBS Sports Network and Facebook Live.

Each week, two different cities around the nation will each host a tripleheader of Big3 games. Chicago has been a host city in each of the past two seasons with Detroit joining the rotation in 2018.

In Michiana, CBS Sports Network is available on Xfinity channel 418, AT&T U-Verse channel 643, DirecTV channel 221 and Dish Network channel 158.

Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice.
The Maple Leafs compete in 14 varsity sports in the NAIA’s highly competitive Crossroads League and Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, continuing a tradition of intercollegiate athletics that dates to 1956 and included women’s competition nearly a decade before Title IX. For more information on GC athletics, visit www.GoLeafs.net and follow the Maple Leafs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @GCMapleLeafs.