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The FIBA 3x3 World Cup is the primary tournament for 3x3 basketball organized by FIBA. The debut of the tournament then named as the FIBA 3x3 World Championship was held in August 2012 in Athens, Greece. The current champions are Serbia in the men's division and Italy in the women's division.

FIBA 3x3 World Cup
Most recent season or competition:
2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup
Sport3x3 basketball
Founded2012
No. of teams24
CountryFIBA members
ContinentFIBA (International)
Most recent
champion(s)
Main

M:  United States (1st title)
W:  China (1st title)

Individual contests
Dunk: Ukraine Dmytro Krivenko
Skills: Hungary Alexandra Theodorean
Shoot-out: Philippines Janine Pontejos
Most titlesM:  Serbia (4 titles)
W:  United States (2 titles)

There are two events in the tournament; one for men and another for women. Each team has 4 players (3 on court, 1 bench). In the first edition, there was a mixed event where each team composed of 2 men and 2 women. The match is played on a half court and every rule applies as well as a 12-second shot clock and clearance needed on a new possession. 3x3 basketball received Olympic status in 2017.

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Basic rulesEdit

FIBA releases from time-to-time a 3x3 supplement to its official basketball rules. The rules state that regular FIBA rules apply to all situations not specifically addressed in the FIBA 3x3 rules. The current set, both in an abbreviated version[1] and longer format,[2] has been published in early 2016 and a video has been posted on YouTube.[3]

Under the 2016 rules, the departures from regular full-court basketball are as follows:

  • Each team consists of three players and one substitute.
  • The game is played on a half-court, with one basket.
  • A dedicated ball is used for all competitions, whether for men, women, or mixed-sex teams. Its circumference is that of the size 6 basketball (circumference of 727–734 mm/28.5–29.0 in) used in the full-court women's game, but its weight is that of the size 7 ball (567–650 g/20.0–22.9 oz) used in the full-court men's game.
  • A jump ball is not used to start the game. Instead, a coin toss is held immediately before the game. The winning team can choose to take possession of the ball at the start of the game, or take the first possession of a potential overtime period.
  • There are no jump balls at any time in the game; neither is there an alternating possession rule. In any held ball situation, the defensive team is granted possession.
  • Every successful shot inside the arc is awarded one point, while every successful shot behind the arc is awarded two points.
  • The game is a single period of 10 minutes with sudden death at 21 points. The winner is the first team to score 21 or the team with the highest score at the end of the 10 minutes. A tie in regulation leads to an untimed overtime period, which is won by the first team to score two points in overtime. Note that if a game is tied at 20 at the end of regulation, reaching 21 does not end the games.
  • Game play starts with the defensive team exchanging the ball with the offensive team behind the arc. This exchange is also used to restart the game from any dead ball situation. If a foul is committed that results in the non-fouling team retaining possession — i.e., a technical or "unsportsmanlike" foul (the latter essentially the same as the "flagrant foul" of North American rule sets) — the non-fouling team will receive the exchange.
  • A 12-second shot clock is used.
  • If the defense gains possession of the ball within the arc, by a steal, a block or a rebound, the team must move the ball behind the arc before being allowed to take a shot.
  • After a made goal or free throw (except for technical or unsportsmanlike fouls and team fouls 10 or more), play restarts with a player from the non-scoring team taking the ball directly under the basket and then dribbling or passing it to a point behind the arc. The defense is not allowed to play for the ball inside the block/charge semi-circle under the basket.
  • The only common feature between the substitution procedure in full-court and 3x3 is that it can occur only in a dead ball situation. In 3x3, a substitute can only enter from behind the end line opposite the basket, and the substitution becomes official once the player leaving the game has made physical contact with the substitute. Unlike the full-court game, no action from referees or table officials is required.
  • Each team is allowed one timeout (The officials may still stop the game in case of player injury or other dangerous situations, as in the standard FIBA rules).
  • Individual personal foul counts are not kept. In other words, players cannot be disqualified on the basis of personal fouls. However, a player who commits two unsportsmanlike fouls is disqualified.
  • Fouls during the act of shooting inside the arc are awarded 1 free throw, whilst fouls during the act of shooting behind the arc are awarded 2 free throws. However, team fouls 7, 8 and 9 are awarded two free throws, whilst team fouls 10 or more are awarded two free throws and possession of the ball.
  • Technical fouls (including unsportsmanlike fouls) result in two free throws plus possession of the ball, as in the standard full-court game.

ResultsEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Year Hosts Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
2012
Details
 
Athens
 
Serbia
16–13  
France
 
Ukraine
19–18  
Israel
2014
Details
 
Moscow
 
Qatar
18–13  
Serbia
 
Russia
19–18  
Lithuania
2016
Details
 
Guangzhou
 
Serbia
21–16  
United States
 
Slovenia
17–16  
Spain
2017
Details
 
Nantes[4]
 
Serbia
21–18  
Netherlands
 
France
18–17  
Slovenia
2018
Details
 
Bocaue[5]
 
Serbia
16–13  
Netherlands
 
Slovenia
21–16  
Poland
2019
Details
 
Amsterdam[6]
 
United States
18–14  
Latvia
 
Poland
18–15  
Serbia
2020
Details
 
Kyiv[citation needed]

Women's tournamentEdit

Year Hosts Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
2012
Details
 
Athens
 
United States
17–16  
France
 
Australia
18–17  
Ukraine
2014
Details
 
Moscow
 
United States
15–8  
Russia
 
Belgium
14–12  
Czech Republic
2016
Details
 
Guangzhou
 
Czech Republic
21–11  
Ukraine
 
United States
20–14  
Spain
2017
Details
 
Nantes[4]
 
Russia
19–12  
Hungary
 
Ukraine
15–13  
Netherlands
2018
Details
 
Bocaue[5]
 
Italy
16–12  
Russia
 
France
21–14  
China
2019
Details
 
Amsterdam[6]
 
China
19–13  
Hungary
 
France
21–9  
Australia
2020
Details
 
Kyiv[citation needed]

Mixed tournamentEdit

Year Hosts Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
2012
Details
 
Athens
 
France
14–8  
Argentina
 
Ukraine
15–8  
Czech Republic

StatisticsEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Serbia4105
2  United States3115
3  France1236
4  Russia1214
5  China1001
  Czech Republic1001
  Italy1001
  Qatar1001
9  Hungary0202
  Netherlands0202
11  Ukraine0134
12  Argentina0101
  Latvia0101
14  Slovenia0022
15  Australia0011
  Belgium0011
  Poland0011
Totals (17 nations)13131339

Participating teamsEdit

Mixed teamsEdit

Nation  
2012
  Argentina 2nd
  Brazil 10th
  Bulgaria 5th
  Czech Republic 4th
  England 7th
  Estonia 8th
  France 1st
  Greece 11th
  Jordan 15th
  Mexico 6th
    Nepal 16th
  Romania 12th
  Russia 9th
  Spain 14th
  Turkey 13th
  Ukraine 3rd

Individual contestsEdit

Dunk contestEdit

Year Host Final Semifinalists
  Gold   Silver   Bronze
2012
Details
 
Athens
  Deivi Añanguren Madriz   Adesanya Adetayo   Georgi Bojanov
  Ometayo Ogedengbe
2014
Details
 
Moscow
  Firas Lahyani   Yan Pengfei   Demetrius Miller
  Toni Vitali
Year Host   Gold   Silver   Bronze Fourth place
2016
Details
 
Guangzhou
  Dmytro Krivenko   Alfonzo McKinnie   Marco Favretto   Sjoerd Van Vilsteren
2017
Details
 
Nantes
  Rafal Lipinski   Chris Staples   Vadym Poddubchenko   Jordan Southerland
2018
Details
 
Bocaue
  Dmytro Krivenko   Guy Dupuy   David Carlos   Vadym Poddubchenko

Skills contestEdit

Year Host Finals
  Gold   Silver   Bronze
2012
Details
 
Athens
  Pirgit Puu   Skylar Diggins   Burcu Cigil
  Sylvie Gruszczynski
2014
Details
 
Moscow
  Valentina Baldelli   Hind Abdelkader   Jewell Loyd
  Fleur Devillers
Year Host   Gold   Silver   Bronze Fourth place
2016
Details
 
Guangzhou
  Alexandra Theodorean   Marta Fodor   Georgia Agnew   Liu Hsi-Yeh
2017
Details
 
Nantes
  Claudia Brunet   Karin Kuijt   Yuri Hanada   Yusen Liu
2018
Details
 
Bocaue
  Alexandra Theodorean   Marie-Ève Paget   Zalina Kurazova   Nancy Fora

Shoot-out contestEdit

Year Host Finals
  Gold   Silver   Bronze
2012
Details
 
Athens
  Stanislav Votroubek     Radoslava Bachvarova     Charlotte Hoere  
  Mikhail Gyunter  
2014
Details
 
Moscow
  Daniel Hure     Sarah Kershaw     Christian Gunawan  
  Yurena Diaz  
Year Host   Gold   Silver   Bronze Fourth place
2016
Details
 
Guangzhou
  Angel Santana     Paula Palomares     Natalie Romeo     Tanalp Sengun  
2017
Details
 
Nantes
  Angelo Tsagarakis     Joey Schelvis     Mihaela Uhrova     Tatiana Petrushina  
2018
Details
 
Bocaue
  Janine Pontejos     Alexandra Stolyar     Marin Hrvoje     Maksim Dybovskii  

Free-throw pursuitEdit

Year Host Finals
  Gold   Silver   Bronze
2014
Details
 
Moscow
  Angel Santana     Ann Wauters     Amaya Gastaminza  
  Douglas Motta  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://fiba3x3.com/docs/FIBA-3x3-Basketball-Rules-2016.pdf
  2. ^ https://fiba3x3.com/docs/FIBA-3x3-Basketball-Rules-Full-2016.pdf
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN6LywHcihI
  4. ^ a b "Nantes to host 2017 FIBA 3x3 World Championships". FIBA. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Philippines to host FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018". FIBA. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Amsterdam to host 3x3 Europe Cup 2017 and 3x3 World Cup 2019". FIBA. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2017.