Former Nebraska Wesleyan Standout Trey Bardsley Set to Represent the U.S. in FIBA AmeriCup
USA Basketball announced Monday morning the 2023 USA Men's 3x3 AmeriCup team. This year's team includes former Nebraska Wesleyan University alumnus Trey Bardsley '16.
As a Prairie Wolf, Bardsley's four-year stint was highlighted by being named the 2016 Jostens Trophy Most Outstanding NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Player, 2015 NAIA Division II All-American Honorable Mention, and 2015 NABC Division III All-District in the Central Region.
Currently, the Beatrice native is a member of 3Ball Omaha. In 2021, he led his team to a tournament title at the 2021 Red Bull USA Basketball 3X National at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament after hitting the game-winning shot in the championship.
All four members of the 2023 men's team were named to a USA 3x3 team or have competed on the FIBA 3x3 World Tour in 2023. While Bardsley has not competed with USA Basketball teams, he contributed to the USA's qualification for the 2024 Olympics.
The 2023 USA Men's 3x3 AmeriCup will feature 12 teams. USA will start competing on December 1 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in Pool A alongside Argentina and either Uruguay, Ecuador, or Haiti, depending on the qualifying results. The top two teams in each pool will qualify for the elimination bracket, starting with the quarterfinals. The U.S. men are two-time reigning 3x3 AmeriCup champions.