The game is condensed, and scoring is different with anything inside the three-point line counting as one point, and beyond the perimeter counting at two points. However, the rules are simple, the first team to reach 21 points or the highest score after 10 minutes wins.
The Australian national teams for the 3x3 are both proving highly successful and skilled at the adapted ball game.
In Chengdu, China, June 2019, the Australian Women’s 3x3 team claimed the first stop and brought home the gold at the inaugural FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series.
The team, which is made up of four current WNBL athletes; Keely Frolling, Maddie Garrick, Bec Cole and Alice Kunek, also features past-WNBL player Hanna Zavecz.
The Australian men’s team fronted with the talents of Thomas Garlepp, Tom Wright, Andrew Steel and Owen Odigie, also took home gold in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup, remaining undefeated in the tournament held in Shenzhen, China.
FIBA, the governing body of basketball around the world recently released a video reflecting on the Top 10 Games in FIBA 3x3 History.
Watch the epic plays unfold and you’ll even can catch some green and gold action in at numbers seven and nine!
FIBA also did a video on Chemist Warehouse WNBL athlete and 3x3 star Maddie Garrick which can be viewed here.