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Just the Facts: 2017 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Tournament for Men and Women

  • Date:
    Feb 21, 2017

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE:

2017 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Tournament for Men and Women

EVENT SITE:

Colorado Springs, Colorado

EVENT VENUE:

United States Olympic Training Center

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE:

Men || Women

COMPETITION DATES:

April 8-9, 2017

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

The 2017 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Tournament for Men and Women will feature up to 12 men’s teams and eight women’s teams competing for their respective championship title. Teams will be split into two groups for preliminary round play, held Saturday, April 8, with the championship round to be held on Sunday, April 9.

There is an extra incentive at stake for participants of the USA 3x3 U18 Women’s National Tournament. The winning women’s team will be crowned as the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s 3x3 U18 World Cup Team and will represent the United States at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup, held June 28-July 2 in Chengdu, China.  

HOW TO QUALIFY:

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 U18 National Tournament. 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 18 years old or younger (born on or after 1/1/99) and U.S. citizens.

Find out more. 

WHY 3X3?

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.

This summer the winner of the 2017 USA Basketball Women's 3x3 U18 National Tournament will represent the U.S. in the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup.

To get there, the first step is playing in a local tournament, where winners can advance to the USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Tournament. If there’s not a local 3x3 tournament in your area, you can go ahead and create one.

EVENT HISTORY:

This year will mark the sixth annual USA 3x3 U18 National Tournament, which was first held in 2012. USA 3x3 Women’s U18 National Tournament winners have gone on to capture three gold medals (2012, 2013, 2014) and two silver medals (2015, 2016) in FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016) and Youth Olympic Games (2014) competitions, while the men’s U18 winners claimed silver in 2012.

USA 3X3 U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS HISTORY:

Men || Women

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