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. This summer the winner of the 2017 USA Basketball Men's 3x3 National Tournament will represent the U.S. in the FIBA 3x3 World Championship. To get there, the first step is playing in a local tournament, where winners can advance to the USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournament. If there’s not a local 3x3 tournament in your area, you can go ahead and create one.
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.