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Jared Wilson-Frame shines in 3X3U National Championship

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The Pitt product led the ACC team in scoring and three-point shooting

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Former Pitt guard Jared Wilson-Frame played in the 3X3U National Championship tournament at the Mall of America in Minneapolis over the weekend, and he put on a solid performance, as he led the ACC team — which went 3-1 — in points and assists per game as well as field-goal percentage, three-point percentage and plus-minus rating.

All told, the sharpshooter out of Pitt averaged 6.0 points and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 63.6 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from three-point range. He also averaged 2.8 rebounds per game during his team’s four-game run in the tournament, but that was one category Wilson-Frame did not lead the team in. He did, however, account for a plus-minus rating of 6.0, which was once again the high for the ACC squad.

Wilson-Frame’s 6.0 points per game is actually a somewhat deceptive figure, as traditional two-point shots only counted for one point each and traditional three-pointers only counted as two-pointers in the tournament. Scoring was also capped at roughly 21 points, so Wilson-Frame actually accounted for 28.5 percent of his team’s total possible points.

Ultimately, Wilson-Frame and the ACC team were knocked out immediately following pool play. But they logged wins over the Mountain West, Patriot League and MEAC before falling to a Southland team led by Cameron Delaney. The Sam Houston State product knocked down five of his 10 shots from distance and finished with 12 points. He also seemed to reach a new level when Wilson-Frame exited the game.

While the outcome was somewhat disappointing, Wilson-Frame came up with impressive plays throughout the competition, including a game-winning shot from beyond the arc. And between his big plays and solid statistics, it’s possible that his performance benefited any professional aspirations he may harbor, as Jonathan Givony of Draft Express noted that NBA scouts were in attendance.

Time will tell what sort of opportunities a standout senior season and a solid showing at a three-on-three tournament will yield for Wilson-Frame, but his performance over the past few days is just the latest example of the former Pitt standout helping his own cause.