SLU’S Hinton selected to participate in 2022 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship

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Jaylin Hinton
(Photo: Erik Williams/Southland Communications)

16 teams of players representing every Division I conference will compete for $150,000 prize pool live on Twitter and ESPN Networks

HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Jalyn Hinton has been selected to participate in the 2022 Dos Equis 3X3U National Basketball Championship, scheduled for April 1-3 at The Sugar Mill in New Orleans.

Sixty-four players, who have elected to begin their professional careers, will represent all 32 Division I conferences and compete for their share of $150,000 – one of the largest prize purses at any FIBA 3×3 sanctioned events – by teaming up with other aspiring pro prospects from around the country. Each conference will be paired with another, forming 16 four-man rosters that will be separated into four pools. Hinton is one of four players that will be part of the Big 12/Southland Conference Southwest Souljas with his teammates being revealed later this week.

Hinton, out of Boston, was named Southland Defensive Player of the Year after leading the league in blocked shots with 81. A second team All-Southland selection, Hinton also led the league in field goal percentage, knocking down 64 percent (167-for-261) of his attempts. The graduate transfer from Florida Southern averaged 13.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per game along with eight double-doubles. He also made 76.4 percent (123-for-161) attempts from the free throw line.

Hinton is the second Lion in four seasons to compete in the tournament along with former SLU standout Moses Greenwood in 2019.

Teams will play each squad in their respective pool on April 1 and 2 before all 16 will head to the knockout stage on April 3, with the top two teams from each pool receiving byes to the quarterfinals. The winning team from each pool play game will win $1,000, victories in the first two knockout rounds will net another $1,000, a quarterfinal win is worth $5,000, a semifinal triumph is another $10,000, while the team that takes home the Tournament title will add $50,000 to their winnings.

Joining the Big 12/Southland in Pool C will be Horizon/MVC, Big Sky/Big West and MEAC/SWAV.

This year, the tournament will once again receive non-stop coverage via Twitter and on ESPN networks. Every second of the 2022 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be available to a national audience beginning with pool play games on Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, and knockout rounds on Sunday, April 3.

Kyle Montgomery, the voice of FIBA 3×3, and Robbie Hummel, current ESPN and Big Ten Network analyst, will be behind the mic calling games all weekend long. Tate Frazier and Mark Titus of the Titus & Tate Podcast will also suit up as the hosts of the Dos Equis Lounge to provide commentary, postgame interviews and more over the three-day experience.

Through the first three years of the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship, at least 200 players that have participated in the event have signed professional contracts.

For more information on the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship, including event updates, details, rules and more, follow us on Twitter at @3X3UHoops or online at

Pool A
Big East/A-10 (Beast Coast Ballers)
American/C-USA (American Made)
Ivy/Patriot (Wicked Smahts)
America East/MAAC (Metro East Mayhem) Pool B
Big Ten/MAC (#B1GMACtion)
SEC/SoCon (Dirty South)
ASUN/Sun Belt (SUNs of Anarchy)
Summit/OVC (Summit Valley Oop’n)

Pool C
Big 12/Southland (Southwest Souljas)
Horizon/MVC (Horizon Valley Hoopers)
Big Sky/Big West (Western Sky-Walkers)
MEAC/SWAC (HBC-U Don’t Want None) Pool D
Pac-12/WCC (B-Ball After Dark (B.A.D.) Boys)
ACC/Big South (Tobacco Road Ryders)
MWC/WAC (Rocky Mountain Range)
CAA/NEC (Colonial Con-NEC-tion)

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