The BIG3 will be bringing more than several big names when it comes to town this summer.
The 3-on-3 half-court basketball league, which was founded by musician and actor Ice Cube and is in its second season, will also host a 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament and skills clinic during its stop in Detroit.
The initiative is called Young3 and will be held on July 12, one day before the BIG3 will play at Little Caesars Arena.
The Young3 clinics are open to children ages 7-14 and will teach participants 3-on-3 skills as well as tips and tricks from BIG3 players and coaches who will make special appearances throughout the summer.
Young3 tournaments will feature four age groups: 9-Under, 11U, 12U and 14U, and teams will consist of five players each. All games will follow BIG3 rules, except that games will be played to 30 points with a 20-minute time limit. Standard 2- and 3-point shots apply, as well as the BIG3’s 4-point shot. The winners of each age group will be invited to attend the BIG3 game the following night, and will receive in-game recognition.
Registration for Young3 clinics is free but required to attend, and registration for the Young3 tournament will be $25 per team. All participants will receive a BIG3 and Adidas branded jersey.
For more information on Young3 and to register for a tournament or skills clinic, go to www.young3.org.