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6X NBA ALL-STAR AMAR’E STOUDEMIRE SIGNS ON FOR 2018 BIG3 SEASON

Stoudemire Will Team Up with Tri-State’s Nate Robinson and Jermaine O’Neal

 

NEW YORK, NY – Feb. 13, 2018 – The BIG3 announced today that Amar’e Stoudemire has signed with the BIG3 as a Co-Captain of Tri-State alongside Captain Jermaine O’Neal and Co-Captain Nate Robinson. This offseason, BIG3 expanded rosters by adding a second Co-Captain to each team. In recent weeks, Baron Davis (3’s Company), Ron Artest (Killer 3s) Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis (Power), Carlos Boozer (Ghost Ballers) and Drew Gooden (3’s Company) have been announced as high-profile Co-Captain acquisitions.

Stoudemire played 14 seasons in the NBA. He was drafted with the ninth overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns, where he won 2003 NBA Rookie of the Year, and played for eight seasons. In 2010, he signed with the New York Knicks as a free agent. His high-profile signing put an end to the team’s playoff drought and sparked a three-season playoff run. He went on to play with the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat, before signing a one-day contract to retire as a New York Knick in 2016. Following his NBA career, Stoudemire moved overseas and played two seasons in Israel for Hapoel Jerusalem, helping his team win the Israeli Basketball League Cup in 2016 and the Israeli League championship in 2017.

Throughout his career, Stoudemire averaged 18.9 points (15,994 total) and 7.8 rebounds (6,632) in 846 career games. He was a six-time NBA All-Star, and was named to five All-NBA Teams (two first teams, three second teams). He also won a bronze medal with the United States national team at the 2004 Olympic Games.

Stoudemire will join a Tri-State squad that finished sixth in 2017, after falling short to 3’s Company in the BIG3 Playoffs. Tri-State will round out its three remaining roster spots in the BIG3 Draft.

The BIG3 previously announced two-year agreements with 22 player captains, co-captains and coaches from the inaugural season, including 2017 BIG3 MVP Rashard Lewis, 2017 BIG3 Champions Trilogy’s Kenyon Martin, Al Harrington and coach Rick Mahorn, Allen Iverson, Corey Maggette, Chauncey Billups, Clyde Drexler, Gary Payton, Brian Scalabrine, Jermaine O’Neal, Charles Oakley, Stephen Jackson, Mike Bibby, DerMarr Johnson, Jermaine O’Neal, Ricky Davis, Josh Childress, Cuttino Mobley, Jerome “Junk Yard Dog” Williams, George “The Iceman” Gervin, and Rick Barry.

The BIG3’s 10-week season will tip off on June 22 and air live on Friday nights on FOX Broadcast Network and FS1.

Season 2 of the BIG3 is less than 5 months away and the draft pool is starting to take shape, while 6 of the 8 newly minted co-captain slots have been filled.  After yesterday’s announcement of 14-year NBA veteran Drew Gooden to the Killer 3's only 2 co-captain spots remain. 
 
To recap, Gooden, 2X NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer (Ghost Ballers), NBA Champion Glen Davis (Power), 3X NBA Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson (Tri-State), NBA Champion Ron Artest (Killer 3s), and the NBA’s all time leader in steals per game, Baron Davis (3s Company), have all signed on as co-captains. 

 

We've also announced 10 new additions to the BIG3 Draft Pool:  

 

Keith Bogans: 11-year NBA veteran who helped lead his team to the playoffs four times.  As a Senior at Kentucky Bogans was named an All-American and led his team to a perfect 16-0 SEC record. 

Marquis Daniels: 10-year NBA veteran who went from undrafted to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2004.

Anthony Johnson: 13-year NBA veteran who participated in the playoffs in 8 of his seasons and became the first NBDL player to appear in an NBA finals game. 

Jason Maxiell: The former 26th overall pick of the Detroit Pistons played 10 years in the league, leading his team to the playoffs three times.

Jamario Moon: 5-year NBA veteran who went from undrafted to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2008, Moon also spent time with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters.

Morris Peterson: During Mo Pete’s All-American Senior year he led Michigan State to an NCAA title with fellow ‘Flint-Stones’ Mateen Cleaves and Charlie Bell.  He retired as the Raptors’ all-time leader in 3 pointers made and games played.

Josh Powell: Teamed up with Killer 3s co-captain Ron Artest on the 2009 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers.  Powell also won another ring during his 7-year NBA career.

Samaki Walker: 10-year NBA veteran who teamed up with Shaq and Kobe on the 2002 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers.  

Sean Williams: 5-year NBA veteran who left Boston College in 2007 as the ACC's all time leader in block shots.

Terrence Williams: The former 11th overall draft pick of the New Jersey nets, Williams is one of the few athletes to appear on 3 straight Sports Illustrated covers.

 

Stay tuned for more player announcements, information on the draft combine and the Season 2 schedule release!

February 1 18

RIP RASUAL BUTLER

We’re deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle. Rasual was an instrumental part of the inaugural BIG3 season and his wonderful wife Leah who was always there to cheer him on courtside.

More importantly, off the court he was a kind and thoughtful person who was a dedicated family man and role model who always wanted to make a difference in the community. They are both beloved members of the BIG3 family and we are heartbroken by this incomprehensible loss. Our thoughts are with their family and close friends.

FORMER NBA ALL-STAR BARON DAVIS JOINS 3s COMPANY

LOS ANGELES - Baron Davis has signed with the BIG3 and will join 3’s Company as the team’s newest co-captain, alongside DerMarr Johnson. The announcement was made during a special halftime appearance at Baron Davis’ Black Santa First Annual Celebrity Basketball Game in Santa Monica, Calif. on December 16, which raised funds for the worthy causes supported by The GOOD+Foundation, The Drew League Foundation and Team Rubicon Foundation.  The BIG3 supported the event with a generous donation.

“At the end of the day, I just wanna hoop. I really love what Cube is doing. A lot fans have been asking me to play, and AI is someone who has always been a big bro to me,” said Davis.  “Hearing about the fun they had this past summer really made me excited to suit up. I have a lot of basketball left, and this is a great opportunity to fill that void I’ve been missing."

Baron Davis is an entrepreneur, investor, and two-time NBA All-Star and record-holder over a thirteen-year career. Prior to the NBA, Davis was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year as a member of the UCLA Bruins. He was an Associated Press Third-Team All-American and First-Team All-Pac-10 in 1999. He was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.

Off the court, Davis is an avid creator and businessman who has founded several corporate entities, including The Black Santa Company,  which strives to celebrate cultural diversity, the joy of giving, and the magic of good to help build a brighter, more colorful world through original entertainment publication and production. Their latest venture is the Winter Wonderland Mixtape (https://empire.lnk.to/TheBlackSantaWinterWonderlandMixtape), which puts a fresh, inclusive spin on traditional holiday music.

Davis joins a 3’s Company team that finished fifth in 2017. Following a sixth-place regular season, 3’s Company beat Tri-State in the fifth place game in Week 9.  

  

The BIG3’s 10-week season will tip off on June 22 and air live on Friday nights on FOX Broadcast Network and FS1.