UK freshman Tai Wynyard will be back on the basketball court this week to defend his FIBA 3-on-3 title as a member of the New Zealand national team.
Wynyard — a 6-foot-10 power forward — led New Zealand to the 3-on-3 championship last summer, earning tournament MVP honors in the process.
This year’s tournament will begin Wednesday in Astana, Kazakhstan. Wynyard’s team begins group play Thursday against the Philippines at 8:10 a.m. ET, and a live stream of the game will be available on the event’s YouTube page.