Just the Facts: 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Championship for Men
OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Championship for Men
OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2016 USA Basketball Men’s 3x3 World Championship Team
EVENT SITE: Guangzhou, China
EVENT VENUE: TBD
OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE: TBD
COMPETITION DATES: October 11-15, 2016
USA BASKETBALL 3X3 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT: August 26-28, 2016 @ U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES: October 5-8, 2016.
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Guangzhou, China
EVENT DESCRIPTION: The third FIBA 3x3 World Championship, an event launched in 2012 and held every other year, is expected to feature 20 men's teams and 20 women's teams in 2016. In addition to the men’s and women’s 3x3 tournaments, included in the 2016 3x3 World Championship program will be skills contests, giving athletes chances to win additional medals.
ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible, athletes must participate in at least one FIBA-sanctioned 3x3 tournament prior to participating in the 2016 USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournament that is scheduled to be held Aug. 26-28 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To receive an invitation to participate in the 2016 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 U.S. citizens.
2016 QUALIFIED TEAMS (20): In addition to host China, teams qualified for the 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Championship for Men include: Andorra, Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Uruguay, and the USA.
PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS: TBD (four groups of five teams each)
EVENT HISTORY: The USA men 3x3 teams have compiled a 7-6 overall record and finished in seventh place at the 2012 FIBA 3x3 World Championship and 14th in 2014.
USA MEN’S 3X3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE: The 2012 USA 3x3 team featured Adetayo Adesanya, Ira Brown, Tyree Hardge and Allen DuBois Williams; while the 2014 team was comprised of Mack Darrow, Demetrius Miller, Craig Moore and Jitim Young.
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