Team Defeat Diabetes stands as one of the first-year teams joining TBT in 2022. Playing for those living with Type-1 Diabetes, this team finds itself placed in the Xavier Regional for the tournament. Former BYU Cougar Zac Seljaas brings his exciting brand of basketball to bolster the squad.
In its first year at TBT, Defeat Diabetes hopes to benefit those individuals living with Type-1 diabetes. The squad is sponsored by the JDRF, formerly known as by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. It will donate a portion of their winnings to the foundation.
Zac Seljaas Joins Defeat Diabetes for TBT 2022
❗️SURPRISE PLAYER ANNOUNCEMENT❗️Welcome Zac Seljaas to the team for the ‘22 @thetournament ! Zac lead @BYUMBB in 3PT% his freshman year, and is now the leading scorer and rebounder in Georgia! LET’S GOOO 💪🛡 pic.twitter.com/42IioW9Zrl
— Defeat Diabetes TBT (@DefeatT1DMtbt) March 4, 2022
Zac Seljaas signed up to play in TBT 2022 for Defeat Diabetes in March. He’s one of four former BYU Cougars in the tournament this year. That includes Brandon Averette, Frank Bartley, as well as former National Player of the Year Jimmer Fredette. Seljaas completed a his solid 4-year college career with Brigham Young. He left the program with the second-highest single-season three-point percentage (50 percent in 2015-16). That mark led the NCAA that year.
Seljaas parlayed his time as a reliable contributor at BYU into professional opportunities in overseas. Consequently, he signed with Prievidza in Slovakia’s Extraliga for the 2020-21 season and averaged 13.4 points-per-game.
Seljaas went on to BC Vera in the Georgia SuperLeague and posted a banner season. The sharpshooter out of Bountiful, Utah, averaged 22.1 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 2.6 assists-per-game. This earned Seljaas All-Georgian League First Team honors. In addition, he scored spots on the All-Import Team and Foreigner All-Star Team. What’s more, Seljaas finished third in the league in both scoring and rebounding this season.
🥇1st Team All Georgia
🥇All imports Team
— Defeat Diabetes TBT (@DefeatT1DMtbt) May 31, 2022
Zac Seljaas Highlights Ahead of TBT 2022
The Basketball Tournament, known by many these days as TBT, stands as one of the more popular forms of summer basketball for fans to enjoy. The tournament hosts 64 teams playing in a single-elimination bracket for a winner-take-all $1 million prize. Moreover, the teams are made up largely of professional and former college stars. Some represent their former schools whereas others play on sponsored teams, like Defeat Diabetes.
You can help support Defeat Diabetes at this link here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/6r66y-defeat-diabetes-tbt