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Rachel DeMita, sports activities influencer and podcast host, joins BIG3 as courtside commentator

Rachel DeMita is a sports activities influencer with greater than 1 million followers on social media, a podcast host, a former basketball participant at Outdated Dominion and he or she lately added a brand new title to her skilled resume – unique courtside commentator for the BIG3.

DeMita’s position with the BIG3 was introduced on Monday. She will probably be giving basketball followers a behind-the-scenes look into the upstart basketball league and amplifying the voices of the star-studded league, which embody Nancy Liberman, Lisa Leslie, Jason Richardson, Frank Nitty and different former NBA gamers.

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Rachel DeMita takes the ground throughout participant introductions previous to the NBA All-Star Sport Movie star Sport at Los Angeles Conference Heart on Feb. 16, 2018. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Pictures)

“It’s just a little completely different than your conventional sideline reporter,” DeMita instructed Fox Information Digital of the position. “… We’re additionally going to make it possible for there’s a enjoyable spin to it.

“I additionally do a whole lot of content material on social media and with the media panorama altering as a lot because it has over the previous few years, simply realizing what the basketball viewers and the BIG3 viewers desires to see and what’s going to excite them. What are a few of the little questions that we are able to ask? What behind the scenes content material can we give them that’s fascinating to them, will get them extra invested within the gamers and coaches and the tradition of the league?”

DeMita mentioned she was first launched to the BIG3 League when Allen Iverson was a player-coach for 3’s Firm in its inaugural season in 2017. Since then, the Ice Dice-founded league has seen legends of the sport come and go.

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Rachel DeMita on the red carpet

Rachel DeMita attends the NBA All-Star Movie star Sport offered by Ruffles as part of NBA All-Star Weekend on the Los Angeles Conference Heart on Feb. 16, 2018. (Michelle Farsi/NBAE through Getty Pictures)

Lieberman and Leslie have been just a few of the ladies concerned within the 3-on-3 league, with Lieberman changing into the primary feminine coach to win the championship in 2018. Leslie adopted her in 2019.

DeMita mentioned she was excited to have the ability to work with each of them.

“On the draft is the primary time I met (Lieberman). Clearly, I’ve identified about Nancy. She’s a legend and the perfect participant to ever come out of ODU. One of many explanation why I initially went there, it’s so cool. And truthfully, simply assembly her too, I used to be like, oh, she’s nonetheless a hooper. You simply get that vibe from some individuals. And Nancy is like, if she had her footwear, like she would have laced up and been on the market on the court docket. 

“Leslie can be a part of the BIG3. So, to have these ladies who’re tremendous impactful within the basketball panorama, to be part of this, and achieve success within the league is tremendous cool.”

The 2024 season begins Saturday in Oakland, California. Video games are broadcast on CBS.

Rachel DeMita in Texas

The BIG3 brand previous to the sport between the Aliens and the Trilogy in BIG3 Week 4 at Comerica Heart on July 10, 2022, in Frisco, Texas. (Logan Riely/Getty Pictures for BIG3)

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Brian Scalabrine can be a sideline commentator for the league. The printed group additionally contains Brian Custer, Jim Jackson, Ed Cohen and Avery Johnson.

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