Laudermill to Compete at 3x3 Nationals
Former Husker Tear'a Laudermill will compete at the 2018 USA Basketball Women's 3x3 National Championships held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 21-22.
Laudermill, a 5-9 guard from Moreno Valley, Calif., will compete with the Issa Bucket team that features former NCAA Division I players from Southern California, including Brianna Barrett (USC), DeAnjanae Scurry (San Diego State) and Candice Agee (Penn State). Laudermill's team is one of 12 four-player teams competing at the 3x3 event with a chance to earn an opportunity to represent the United States at the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup in Manila, Philippines, June 8-12.
Games, which are played under FIBA 3x3 rules and feature a 10-minute clock and 12-second shot clock, are exciting and fast-paced. Other rules of note: free throws and buckets inside the arc are worth one point and shots from beyond the arc are worth two points; the first team to 21 points or whichever team is ahead at the end of regulation play is the winner; and if the game ends in a tie, the first team to score two points in overtime wins.
The teams for each tournament have been drawn into two pools for the April 21 preliminary round games. Held in Sports Center II at the USOTC, round-robin competition for women begins at 10 a.m. (CT), with the preliminary round final games set to start at 5:20 p.m.
Following Saturday’s games, teams will be seeded for medal-round play, which will be held in Sports Center I and begin at 10:40 a.m. (CT) for the women.
Winning teams will continue to advance to play in the national championship games, both of which will be streamed live on usab.com beginning at 1:50 p.m. (CT).
Laudermill was a four-year letterwinner for the Nebraska women's basketball team from 2012 to 2015. A two-year starter, Laudermill helped the Huskers to four consecutive NCAA Tournament bids, including a trip to the 2013 NCAA Sweet Sixteen.
In her first season as a starter in 2013-14, Laudermill earned second-team All-Big Ten honors while helping the Huskers to the 2014 Big Ten Tournament title. As a senior, Laudermill added honorable-mention all-conference accolades by averaging career bests of 13.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.
An ultra-quick on-ball defender, Laudermill also finished fifth in Husker history with 157 career three-pointers. She ranks No. 20 in Nebraska history with 1,133 career points.