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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Aug. 17: Dallas
Aug. 24: Brooklyn