Just the Facts: 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship for Men
OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship for Men
OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2015 USA Basketball Men’s 3x3 U18 World Championship Team
EVENT SITE: Drebrecen, Hungary
EVENT VENUE: TBD
OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE: TBD
DATE OF DRAW: TBD
COMPETITION DATES: June 4-7, 2015
USA BASKETBALL 3X3 U18 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT: April 30 - May 3 • U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES: May 30 - June 2, 2015
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
EVENT DESCRPITION: The FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship has been held on an annual basis since 2011, except the years of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (2010, 2014). Twenty-four men’s and 24 women’s teams are expected to compete in the four-day event.
ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible, athletes must participate in at least one FIBA-sanctioned 3x3 tournament in 2015 prior to participating in the 2015 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Tournament that is scheduled to be held April 30-May 3 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To receive an invitation to participate in the 2015 USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournament, teams must be selected through a qualifying 3x3 tournament and approved by USA Basketball.
Athletes eligible for this team must be 18-years-old or younger (born on or after 1/1/97) and U.S. citizens.
2015 QUALIFIED TEAMS (24): In addition to host Hungary, teams qualified for the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship for Men include: Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, USA and Vietnam.
PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS: TBD (four groups of six teams each)
EVENT HISTORY: Including results from the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, which was a 3x3 U18 competition, and results from the 2011-2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships, the USA men are 27-10 all-time and earned the silver medal in 2012 and placed 4th in the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.
USA MEN’S 3X3 U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE: Cliff Alexander (2013), Larry Austin (2012, 2013), Sterling Gibbs (2010), Rondaé Hollis-Jefferson (2011).
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