Former University of Wisconsin Oshkosh men’s basketball All-American Adam Fravert is among 10 members of the We Are D3 team that will compete with 63 other squads for a $1 million prize in the 2021 version of The Basketball Tournament (TBT).
TBT, which began in 2014 in front of 17 fans in Philadelphia, has since hosted over 400 games, partnered with ESPN for global distribution, introduced a new way to end basketball games, paid out over $10 million in prizes and crowned seven champions.
This is the third year in TBT for We Are D3, a team comprised of former NCAA Division III players. Fravert and his We Are D3 teammates open this year’s tournament against Team Challenge ALS on July 16 in Wichita, Kansas. The 6 p.m. game will be televised live on ESPN.
Team Challenge ALS is led by former NBA and University of Washington player Justin Dentmon. The squad is coached by former NBA and UCLA standout Darren Collison.
A Marshfield High School graduate who studied physical education at UW Oshkosh, Fravert played four seasons for the Titans from 2017-20. He is a three-time All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection, garnering Co-Player of the Year honors in 2020 and First Team accolades in 2019 since being named to the league’s Honorable Mention Team in 2018. He concluded his 115-game career ranked second in program history with 158 blocks, third with 802 rebounds, fourth with 312 assists and 11th with 1,459 points.
Fravert and the Titans made four consecutive trips to the Division III Championship, beginning with a first-round appearance in 2017. The Titans then reached the national championship game in 2018 before securing the program’s first Division III title in 2019. Fravert was named to the five-member All-Tournament Team.
Since finishing his career with the Titans, Fravert has played basketball in Denmark for Stenhus Basketball College.