Big3 Draft 2018 selections: 'Birdman' among 19 chosen for 3-on-3 league

Season 2 of the Big3 summer basketball league will include the 19 newcomers and returning players who were chosen Thursday in the league's draft.

Big3 Draft 2018 selections: 'Birdman' among 19 chosen for 3-on-3 league

Big3 Draft 2018 selections: 'Birdman' among 19 chosen for 3-on-3 league

Seven of the Big3's eight teams made selections in the three-round draft, which was televised live on Fox Sports 1. The inaugural league champion, Trilogy, was barred from making picks by league rule.

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Former Jazz and Pacers point guard Andre Owens was the first overall selection, by the Ball Hogs. Owens played in the Big 3 last season, for 3's Company. Overall, six returning players were chosen Thursday.

The most notable first-round pick was longtime NBA big man Chris "Birdman" Andersen, selected fourth overall by Power, which is coached by Nancy Lieberman.

Former 3-point specialist Quentin Richardson was taken in the second round, as were former NBA bigs Jason Maxiell and Ryan Hollins. Ryan Gomes and Bonzi Wells were notable third-round picks.

The drafted players will take the court for the 3-on-3, halfcourt league beginning June 22 in Houston. An eight-week slate will be followed by the league's playoffs on Aug. 17 and Aug. 24.


Big3 Draft 2018 selections


Round 1
1. Ball Hogs: Andre Owens, G
2. 3's Company: Andre Emmett, G/F
3. Killer 3s: Alan Anderson, G/F
4. Power: Chris Andersen, F/C
5. Tri-State: David Hawkins, G
6. Ghost Ballers: Lee Nailon, F

Round 2


Big3 2018 schedule


1. Ball Hogs: Corsley Edwards, C
2. 3's Company: Jason Maxiell, F
3. Killer 3s: Ryan Hollins, F/C
4. Power: Quentin Richardson, G/F
5. 3-Headed Monsters: Salim Stoudamire, G
6. Tri-State: Robert Hite, G
7. Ghost Ballers: Marcus Banks, G

Round 3
1. Ball Hogs: Jermaine Taylor, G
2. 3's Company: Derrick Byars, F
3. Killer 3s: Mike James, G
4. Power: Ryan Gomes, F
5. Tri-State: Bonzi Wells, G/F
6. Ghost Ballers: Mario West, G


Big3 2018 schedule

Regular season
June 22: Houston
June 29: Chicago
July 6: Oakland, Calif.
July 13: Detroit
July 20: Miami
July 27: Toronto
Aug. 3: Boston
Aug. 10: Atlanta

Playoffs
Aug. 17: Dallas
Aug. 24: Brooklyn

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