For the first time in history, in 2019 a USA men's squad, which finished with a perfect 7-0 record, captured gold at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup. The 2012 team also stood on the podium with the silver medal after falling in overtime to Serbia in the gold medal game.
The FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup has been held on an annual basis since 2011, except the years of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (2010, 2014, 2018). In addition to the men’s and women’s 3x3 tournaments, included in the 3x3 program are individual skills contests.
The Summer Youth Olympic Games, launched in 2010 and held every four years, has seen a U.S. men's squad compete in 2010 and 2018.