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 2018 USA Basketball Women's 3x3 National Championship will represent the U.S. in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup. To get there, the first step is playing in a local tournament, where winners can advance to the USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship, which will be held April 20-22 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. If there’s not a local 3x3 tournament in your area, you can go ahead and create one.
USA Basketball has fielded a team and medaled in three of the four FIBA 3x3 World Cups held after missing out on qualifying in 2017. USA Basketball women's teams have captured two gold medals and a bronze medal, while compiling a 23-2 overall record since 2014.