CHICAGO– April 23, 2018 –Today, STATS, the worldwide leader in sports data and intelligence, announced a two-year contract to become the official data provider for the BIG3, the professional 3-on-3 basketball league featuring a host of former NBA stars.
STATS will collect in-game data and provide live updates for the 2018 and 2019 BIG3 seasons through its up-to-the-second data feeds, which Northwestern University have validated as the fastest and most accurate in the industry. The BIG3, co-founded by producer, actor and music legend Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, is entering its second season after successfully debuting the league in 2017.
“STATS is proud to be the official data provider for the BIG3 and we look forward to beginning our new partnership with the unique professional basketball league,” said Richard Henderson, Chief Revenue Office at STATS. “BIG3 rosters are littered with former NBA All-Stars, and STATS’ unmatched data will help put the league in front of even more fans around the country.”
STATS will collect and distribute BIG3 data throughout the 10-week season from June 22-Aug. 24. BIG3 games are played every Friday night, with each of the league’s eight teams playing from the same venue. Regular-season games will be played at NBA arenas in Houston, Chicago, Oakland, Detroit, Miami, Toronto, Boston and Atlanta, with the playoffs being held in Dallas, culminating in the championship game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Games will be broadcast to a national audience, with six sets of games appearing on FS1 and four showing on FOX. Fans also can stream games through the FOX Sports GO app. Tickets for all 10 cities are on sale, and can be purchased at BIG3.com.
“We look forward to working with STATS during the 2018 BIG3 season,” said BIG3 Co-Founder and Co-CEO Jeff Kwatinetz. “The league is built of elite basketball superstars with record-breaking careers, and STATS will produce high-quality data enabling our fans to track those players as they continue to evolve their game and excel in this new professional three-on-three format.”