With the unbelievable growth in popularity of 3x3 basketball globally, what used to be a simple half-court pickup game is now an officially sanctioned event. And now anyone has the chance to play for the honor of representing the United States in international competition.
Next year’s FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships take place June 4-7, 2015, in Tel Aviv. To get there, the first step is playing in a local tournament. If there’s not a local 3x3 tournament in your area, you can go ahead and create one.
With a 15-8 win over host Russia (8-1) in the gold medal game of the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Championship on June 8 in Moscow, the USA Women’s 3x3 World Championship Team captured a second-straight FIBA 3x3 World Championship title with an unblemished 9-0 record.