Started in 1951 for men and 1955 for women, the Pan American Games are held every four years (2023, 2027, etc.) in the year preceding the Olympics and organized by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). The Pan American Games is a multi-sport competition open to men and women representing countries from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. The first 3x3 PAG competition was held in 2019 and the USA men captured the gold medal. The next Pan Am Games will be held Oct. 22-Nov. 5, 2023, in Santiago, Chile.
FIBA launched the annual 3x3 U23 World Cup in 2018 and the USA participated in the second event in 2019.