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2021 USA 3x3 Women's Olympic Qualifying Team

Just the Facts: Olympic 3x3 Women's Basketball

  • Date:
    Jun 1, 2021

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: Games of the XXXII Olympiad
OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: U.S. Olympic 3x3 Women’s Basketball Team
EVENT SITE: Tokyo, Japan
EVENT VENUE: Aomi Urban Sports Park
OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE: Tokyo2020.org
COMPETITION DATES:

July 24-28, 2021

The preliminary round will be played on July 24-27. The quarterfinals are on July 27, and the semifinals and finals are on July 28.

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES: July TBA, 2021
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE: TBA
EVENT DESCRIPTION:  Tokyo will see the debut of 3x3 basketball as an Olympic event.
ELIGIBILITY: Athletes must be U.S. citizens.
USA NATIONAL TEAM POOL

Athletes considered for the Olympic roster must have participated in at least one of the following events: the 2021 Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Nationals, one of the regional tournaments that feed into the 2021 3X Nationals or the FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

For each federation, the 3x3 Olympic rosters must include two players ranked in the country’s top 10 3x3 athletes, according to FIBA’s 3x3 player rankings as of June 21, 2021. The other two team members must have a minimum of 3,600 points for women, or be ranked in the top 50 of their national individual ranking, according to the FIBA player rankings as of June 21, 2021.

2021 QUALIFIED TEAMS (12): Four teams qualified for the Tokyo Olympic 3x3 competition in November of 2019 based on their FIBA 3x3 national federation rankings, including China, Mongolia, Romania and Russia. Three more teams qualified from the May 2021 FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, including the USA, France and Japan. The eighth and final team, Italy, earned its berth at the June FIBA 3x3 Universal Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS: TBA
3x3 RULES:

3x3 is played on a half court with a 12-second shot clock and a 10-minute game clock. Shots inside the arc are worth one point, and baskets outside the arc are worth two points. The winner is the first team to 21 points, or the team in the lead at the end of regulation. In case of a tied score at the end of regulation, the winner is the first team to score two points in overtime.

Each team consists of four players, three on the court and one substitute per team. No coaches are allowed during game.

 







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