2022 FIBA 3x3 MEN'S AMERICUP TOURNAMENT RECAP
Nov. 4-6, 2022 • Miami
The U.S. men captured their second consecutive FIBA 3x3 AmeriCup title, capping a perfect 5-0 weekend in epic fashion.
The gold medal game between the United States and Puerto Rico featured all the drama … Lead changes. Technical fouls. Rain delays (multiple). And a game-winner by 3x3 newcomer Jimmer Fredette.
When the weather broke for the first time all weekend, wind carried water onto the covered court on the plaza outside Miami’s FTX Arena, delaying the women’s gold medal game between eventual champion Canada and Brazil. The men tipped off about 30 minutes behind schedule and played until the 6:25 mark when the skies opened up on an 8-7 USA lead.
Twenty minutes later, tarps were pulled, the court was wiped up and things got interesting. By the 2:42 mark, the game was tied at 16 and the U.S. was issued a technical foul for arguing. Though Puerto Rico missed the free throw, they took an 18-17 lead less than 30 seconds later.
Not to be outdone, Puerto Rico was served a tech concurrently with a shooting foul against Kareem Maddox. Fredette hit the technical shot and Maddox made his free throw to give the U.S. a 19-18 edge.
Fans barely had time catch their breath before Fredette did what Fredette does best … shoot. Despite missing four previous 2-pointers in the game, he connected when it counted to give the U.S. its second consecutive 3x3 AmeriCup title.
Fredette finished with five timely points, along with teammate and AmeriCup MVP Canyon Barry, whose 6.8 points per game average were second in the tournament. Maddox closed with a personal-best nine points, and Dylan Travis, making his USA national team debut next to Fredette, had two.
The USA claimed its spot in the championship with a 21-15 semifinal victory over Trinidad and Tobago after besting Mexico, 21-19, in the quarterfinals. Winning Pool A with a 2-0 record, the U.S. registered victories over Guatemala (22-6) and Brazil (19-15).
Brazil won the bronze medal over Trinidad and Tobago.
2022 USA RESULTS (5-0)
2022 3x3 AMERICUP
2022 USA 3x3 MEN'S AMERICUP ROSTER
|Canyon Barry||G||6-6||215||29||Princeton 3x3/Florida||Colorado Springs, CO|
||6-2||195||33||Shanghai Sharks/BYU||Glens Falls, NY|
||220||32||Princeton 3x3/Princeton||Philadelphia, PA
|Dylan Travis||G||6-3||185||29||3Ball Omaha/Florida Southern College
|Coach: Fran Fraschilla
|Athletic Trainer: Courtney Watson, Los Angeles Sparks
2022 USA 3x3 MEN'S AMERICUP CUMULATIVE STATISTICS