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. And now anyone has the chance to play for the honor of representing the United States in international competition. 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 Championship. 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.