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.
The popularity of -- and participation in -- 3x3 basketball continues to grow around the world. With international competitions drawing more and more interest, the support to make 3x3 basketball an Olympic sport is growing as well.
The 2016 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship takes place June 1-5 in Astana, Kazakhstan. To get there, the first step is playing in a local tournament. If there’s not a local 3x3 U18 tournament in your area, you can go ahead and create one.