Two Cadets Named to 3X3U National Championship Midseason Watch List
Tommy Funk and Matt Wilson of the Army West Point Men's Basketball team are two of 10 Patriot League seniors named to the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship Midseason Watch List, which was announced on Tuesday. The 2020 event is scheduled for April 3-5 at Atlanta's Atlantic Station, where it will be contested outdoors for the first time.
In what is the single-largest gathering of draft-eligible talent in the months leading up to the NBA Draft, the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship features 128 seniors from all 32 Division I conferences vying for one of the biggest purses at any FIBA-sanctioned 3x3 event. Teams will compete for $150,000, with $100,000 going to the tournament champions. The winning team will once again earn an automatic berth to the 2020 USA Basketball 3x3 Open National Championship in May.
Funk has put together a stellar firstie campaign for the Black Knights. He currently sits inside the top-five in scoring in the Patriot League with 16.5 points per contest while shooting 45 percent from the field and 36 percent from long range. The Warrington, Pa., native not only leads the league in assists per game (6.7), but also ranks 12th in the nation. He additionally carries a 2.0 assist-to-turnover ratio. The firstie point guard is currently five assists shy of becoming the league's all-time leader in career assists and has handed out five or more helpers in 16 of 21 contests. Funk is on a 17-game double-digit scoring streak, which includes a career-high 33 points at Lehigh on Feb. 1.
Wilson, who is one of the most efficient shooters in the nation, currently sits in seventh in field goal percentage (67%) nationally. He is seventh in the Patriot League in scoring with 15.5 points per game, while ranking fourth in rebounding with 7.3 boards per contest. The Alexandria, Ky., native has logged five double-doubles during his senior season and is currently on a nine-game double-digit scoring streak. He ranks just outside the top-10 in points scored and top-5 in rebounds in program history. Read more.