Dermarr Johnson think it’s “ Insane” 3’s Company Last in Power Rankings
By BIG3 July 5, 2021
Captain of 3’s Company Dermarr Johnson joined Will Hanley of the Fourth Man Podcast and went live on BIG3’s Instagram
Dermarr Johnson has high hopes for 3’s Company coming into the new season even with being ranked last in the BIG3’s latest power rankings. It’s “Insane,” Johnson says. The 3’s Company captain joined BIG3’s Instagram Live this afternoon to give a breakdown of how far he thinks his team can go this season.
In 2019 3’s Company made the playoffs with a 4-4 record and lost in the first round to Bivouac. 3’s Company has made the playoffs the last two years. Johnson and 3’s company plan to make a much needed statement in week 1 of the 2021 season when they face off against the Ball Hogs.
Johnson has been there since the beginning with 3’s Company; he will be returning for his 3rd year as Captain. When Johnson was first named GM of 3’s Company, he didn’t know how to find any players or the best available. Johnson ended up drafting Andre Owens, David Hawkins and the late Andre Emmett. Emmett in 2019 led 3’s Company in scoring and 3-point shooting, and was second behind Joe Johnson with the most points in the BIG3. Johnson and 3’s Company have more to play for in season 4 than any other BIG3 team.
With the teams finalized and the season looming, Johnson did what any other captain would do and recruited. Before adding Mario Chalmers to the team, Johnson was in conversation with guys like Jamal Crawford, JR Smith, and Michael Beasley to join 3’s Company. Unfortunately, all the players declined for individual reasons. With Chalmers joining Johnson, 3’s Company may be doubted, but they have the motivation and skill level to make a run this season.
Returning Head Coach Michael Cooper is prepared to stay focused and exceed that strong performance in 2018.
The last pick of the first round in the BIG3 SuperDraft, 3’s Company selected Jeremy Pargo. In the interview, Johnson explains he didn’t expect Pargo to be available by the 10th pick in the draft. Pargo was a steal for 3’s Company and Johnson is considering making him a co-captain. Already making a big impact for his team and the season has not started. 3’s Company expects to make a big impact in Week 1 bash vs. Ball Hogs.
Week 1 starts July 10
TV Coverage begins on CBS at 12:30PM/ET and Streaming on Triller/FITE TV at 3PM/ET
Kylan Taylor contributed to this report.