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Just the Facts: 2017 FIBA 3x3 World Cup for Men

  • Date:
    Nov 28, 2016

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE:

 FIBA 3x3 World Cup for Men 2017

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME:

2017 USA Basketball Men’s 3x3 World Cup Team

EVENT SITE:

Nantes, France

EVENT VENUE:

Parc des Chantiers

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE:

TBD

COMPETITION DATES:

June 17-21, 2017

USA BASKETBALL 3X3 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT:

April 8-9, 2017 @ United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES:

TBD

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE:

United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Nantes, France

EVENT DESCRPITION:

The third FIBA 3x3 World Cup, an event launched in 2012 and originally named the FIBA 3x3 World Championship and scheduled to be held every other year, is now an annual event and is expected to feature 20 men's teams and 20 women's teams in 2017. In addition to the men’s and women’s 3x3 tournaments, included in the 2017 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 in 2017 prior to participating in the 2017 USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournament that is scheduled to be held April 8-9 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To receive an invitation to participate in the 2017 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.

2017 QUALIFIED TEAMS (20):

In addition to host France, nations qualified to compete in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup for Men 2017 are: Andorra, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Indonesia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, USA and Uruguay.

PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS:

TBD (four groups of five teams each)

EVENT HISTORY:

The USA men 3x3 teams have compiled a 13-7 overall record and claimed the silver medal, its first podium finish at the 2016 3x3 Worlds.

PAST USA MEN’S 3X3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM PLAYERS:

The 2012 USA 3x3 team included Adetayo Adesanya, Ira Brown, Tyree Hardge and Allen DuBois Williams; the 2014 team was comprised of Mack Darrow, Demetrius Miller, Craig Moore and Jitim Young; and the 2016 featured Stefhon Hannah, Myke Henry, Kavon Lytch and Alfonzo McKinnie.

USA MEN’S 3X3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM HISTORY:

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