Frankamp and Morris selected to represent The American in 3x3U National Championship


Matt Crow

Wichita State center Shaquille Morris pivots around Houston defenders in the American Conference Tournament semifinals against Houston.

Selections for the inaugural Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship was announced Wednesday afternoon.

Seniors Conner Frankamp and Shaquille Morris were both selected along with ECU’s B.J. Tyson and UCF’s A.J. Davis to compete in the event.

The games are played half-court and each possession has a 12-second shot clock. Shots from inside the arc are worth one point and from beyond the arc are worth two.

The event features 32 teams representing each of the 32 Division I conferences. Each team is made up of four players from the conference.

They are competing for a $100,000 prize pool, so only seniors who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility may participate.

Each team is guaranteed at least three games. The preliminary rounds will be from 6-11 p.m. CT on Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT Saturday. They will be live streamed on Twitter via @3X3UHoops.

Each of the eight pool winners advance to Sunday’s quarterfinal round (1-2 p.m. CT on Twitter), and ESPN2 will carry the semifinals, third-place and championship games live from 2:30-4:30 p.m. CT.


Players Representing The American:

Conner Frankamp, 6-1 guard from Wichita State:

Frankamp averaged 10.6 points per game with a .428 field goal percentage. He also averaged 1.8 and 2.3 assists per game in the 2017-18 season. Frankamp set a school record earlier in the season, connecting on at least one three in 40 consecutive games.

Shaquille Morris, 6-8 center from Wichita State:

Morris averaged 14.0 points and 5.6 rebounds with a league-best 51 blocks and finished his career ranked second on WSU’s all-time blocks lists.

A.J. Davis, 6-9 forward from UCF:

Davis averaged 12.2 points and was the conference’s fourth-leading rebounder averaging 7.4. He finished eighth on UCF’s all-time rebounding chart.

B.J. Tyson, 6-3 guard from ECU:

Tyson Ranked in The American’s top-10 in scoring (8th, 14.9), free throw percentage (3rd, .828) and minutes played (2nd, 36.4).