Murray State's Terrell Miller to play in 3X3 National Championship


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Murray State's Terrell Miller, Jr., is all set to be part of a new basketball event this week in San Antonio, Texas at the first Dos Equis 3X3 National Championship. The three-day event begins Friday at Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio.

Miller, who recently helped the Racers win their 25th Ohio Valley Conference championship and 16th OVC Tournament title, ended his career at Murray State at the NCAA Tournament when he scored 27 points and grabbed 17 rebounds against West Virginia.

The Dos Equis 3X3 National Championship is Miller's first event as a professional and he'll have a chance at winning part of the $100,000 pool play purse and the $50,000 prize for the team championship.

Miller was offered a chance to play in the event by the Dos Equis 3X3 National Championship Player Selection Committee. The Committee scouted throughout the season to determine the nation's top senior college basketball players who completed their NCAA eligibility. The complete rosters for each conference will be revealed through a series of studio shows streamed live on Twitter once a day from Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29. Other OVC players in the event include Austin Peay's Averyl Ugba and Belmont's Amanze Egekeze and Austin Luke. There are 128 players total in the event.

The event starts Friday, March 30. The pool play games will be streamed live on Twitter starting at 6 p.m. CT. Saturday's games are also on Twitter beginning at 10 a.m. CT. Play concludes on Sunday when a champion will be determined. Sunday quarterfinal games are on Twitter starting at 12:35 p.m. CT. The Semifinals and championship game will be aired on ESPN2 Sunday at 2:30 p.m. CT.

Scoring for the games will be one point for each made shot inside the arc and two points for shots made from outside the arc. The first team to 21 points is the winner or the winner will be decided when the 10-minute time limit has been reached. All games are played by three vs three on a half court.

Miller, out of Jacksonville, Florida, had one of the best two-year careers in Murray State program history and was a two-time All-OVC selection. He's only the fifth MSU two-year player to reach 1,000 points. His 27-point day vs WVU gave him 1,012 points as he joined teammate Jonathan Stark (2016-18) 1,399, DT Mayes (1996-98) 1,340, Cameron Payne (2013-15) 1,279 and Jarvis Williams (2013-15) 1,055. His MSU NCAA record 17 rebounds against WVU gave him 544 career rebounds (4th all-time among two-year players & 27th overall at MSU) and made him one of only 21 Racers to have 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.

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