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2014 USA 3x3 Features


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As Preparations Conclude, Russia Awaits
After reconvening at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and enduring five straight days of intense training, the 2014 USA Basketball 3x3 World Championship Teams finally are ready to bring together all of their experiences and skills and put them on display at the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Championship in Russia, starting Thursday, June 5. Story

Olympic Experience Looms for Young Athletes
Growing up, many athletes watch the Olympics and dream of one day competing on the world stage and winning gold medals. Four years ago the International Olympic Committee (IOC) created an opportunity for young athletes to achieve that dream, and in 2010 the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) was launched in Singapore.This summer, it will be held in Nanjing, China, and includes a variety of cultural activities for the atheltes. Story
Skills Earn More Than Attention At 3x3 Competitions
The skills competitions that will kick of the 2014 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championship on Friday mostly will be for bragging rights, but for the winner of the women's 2014 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship, which will be selected to represent the USA at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games from Aug. 16-28 in Nanjing, China, those competitions soon may be for medals. Story
Arike Ogunbowale: Already A Golden Career
Picture yourself standing atop a podium with a gold medal around your neck, the letters U-S-A written across your chest and the national anthem playing loudly through the speakers.Twice already, Arike Ogunbowale (Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S./Milwaukee, Wis.) has lived through that experience, and she is only 17 years old. Story.
On First USA 3X3 Appearance, BBA Is Relishing The Experience
Beyond from whatís at stake this weekend, the game of 3x3 basketball is known for being a fun one; a sentiment that all the teams and players in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this weekend share. The weekend is even more special for newcomers Maya Ah You, Mattaea Cooper and Celeste Pantoja, who make up the three-member BBA team from Boise, Idaho. Story
The Evolution of 3x3 Basketball Rules
Since the first FIBA-organized international 3x3 event at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, the standard set of rules for the game has evolved. As the game matured, throughout World Championships and numerous zone and qualifying championships, FIBA and the gameís organizers have adapted a set of rules that highlights 3x3ís excitement and standardizes the playing field. Story
3x3 Basketball: From the Streets to the World Stage
A game of pickup hoops between friends is a rich tradition and a common form of entertainment around the world. As its popularity continues to grow, FIBA introduced 3x3 competitions in 2010 and is aiming to propel this one-time recreational activity into an internationally recognized game. Story

2013 USA 3x3 U18 National Championship

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2013 USA 3x3 Features

Larry Austin DLDC Aims For Return to FIBA U18 3x3 World Championship
DeMonte Flannigan and Larry Austin both are still heartbroken looking back on September 30, 2012. That day, in Alcobendas, Spain, Flannigan, a 6í8Ē Cleveland State signee, and Austin, a 6í1Ē 2014 Tennessee guard commit, were competing for a FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship and found themselves one basket away from capturing a gold medal, their ultimate goal. Story
Primus Learns From Defeat, Sets Sights On 3x3 U18 National Championship Crown
When the USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship concluded this past Sunday, the youngest participating womenís team had advanced further than most expected and exited as the tournamentís runner-up. What Primus accomplished served as a friendly reminder that age and experience arenít everything when it comes to basketball. On the hardwood, what matters most is how one performs on game day. Story
Larry Austin
Catching Up With Golden Girl Skylar Diggins
University of Notre Dame senior Skylar Diggins has helped lead the Fighting Irish to a pair of NCAA championship games in the past two years, falling disappointingly short of her title goal both times. Luckily for USA Basketball, USA teams with Diggins on the roster have never come up short. Story
Diamond DeShields Finds Gold In The Half Court, Too
Days after her 18th birthday in early March, Diamond DeShields has many things to celebrate, and turning a year older is just the beginning. Story
Diamond DeShields
3x3 3x3 Opens Doors For Rising International Stars
FIBA launched its 3x3 initiative with inaugural competitions in 2010, and the game and its reputation are quickly growing. Played on a half-court with a 12-second shot clock, four players to a team and no coach, 3x3 is fast-paced and challenging. Story
One Year Later, New Look Denver Team Prepared For USA 3x3s
Thirteen menís and four-six womenís teams will assemble in Colorado Springs, Colo., for the second annual USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship. While most of the teams will be coming from across the country to compete in the weekend championship, one squad will only have to make a short trip down Interstate-25 South. Story
Derek Griffin

2012 USA 3x3 Features

Chiney Ogwumike USA Basketball Leads to Friendships, Gold Medals for Chiney Ogwumike
The first thing you might notice when you meet Chiney Ogwumike is how outgoing and friendly she is, itís no surprise that when she travels with USA Basketball Ogwumike makes friends with ease en route to winning gold medals. Story
DeMonte Flannigan Ready To Battle For 3x3 Gold
A 6-7 forward from Ohio, DeMonte Flannigan is suiting up on his first USA Basketball team for the 2012 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship. Before they U.S. men kick off preliminary play against Hungary, Turkey, Spain and Israel on Sept. 28, hear from Flannigan himself and watch highlights of the 3x3 training camp. Story
Larry Austin Larry Austin is Striving for More Gold
A member of the 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team, Larry Austin was a starter on the 2011 USA U16 squad that captured the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. So, imagine the disappointment when Austin found out he wasnít going to be among the 12 players selected to represent the U.S. at the 2012 FIBA U17 Worlds. Story
Golden Opportunity For Brett Brady
A few weeks ago Brett Brady took the suggestion of his former high school coach and joined a 3x3 basketball team that was bound for the 2012 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 Men's Tournament in late July. Little did he know he'd land a spot on the USA national team headed for the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship this coming weekend in Spain. Story
Rondať Jefferson: A Year Older, Wiser, Stronger
In 2011 at the inaugural FIBA 3x3 U18 (Youth) World Championship, Rondať Jefferson and the other three members of the USA team was just 16 years old competing against guys who were mostly 17 and 18. They finished with a 7-5 record and in eighth place. That finish is motivating Jefferson heading into the 2012 FIBA 3x3 U18 Worlds. Story
Different Paths Lead To USA Basketball Menís 3x3 National Team
A myriad of different paths, including five years in minor league baseball and an All-American track and field career, have led the four members of the USA Basketball Menís 3x3 National Team together where they will now compete in the inaugural FIBA 3x3 World Championship. Story