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3x3 Basketball

History of 3x3 Basketball in FISU

Both the first and second World University 3x3 Basketball Championships were attributed in May 2011 respectively to the University Sports Federation of Serbia and of Brazil. In 2012 the championship will take place in Kragujevac (SRB) and in 2014 in Salvador (BRA).


FISU Regulations

The 3x3 basketball tournaments will be organised in accordance with the most recent technical regulations of the “Fédération Internationale de Basketball Amateur” (FIBA). In any dispute, the English text will be regarded as authoritative.
The programme and duration of the competitions will be fixed by the Executive Committee in agreement with the Organising Committee and the CTI. In principle, the programme will last a maximum of four (4) days from the Opening Ceremony to the Closing Ceremony and will include the following events:

  • one (1) men’s tournament: maximum thirty-two (32) teams
  • one (1) women’s tournament: maximum thirty-two (32) teams


Individual contests:

  • Slam dunk contest Men
  • Skills challenge Women
  • 3 points shootout Men
  • 3 points shootout Women
  • Free throw mixed


The tournaments shall be organised indoor or outdoor.

Each country may enter a maximum of twenty-one (21) persons, from which sixteen (16) may be competitors (eight (8) men and eight (8) women) and maximum five (5) are officials.

For each tournament, each participating country may present: two (2) teams of four (4) players.

Minimum Requirements for Basketball 3 x 3

The Organising Committee must provide suitable facilities to stage the basketball 3x3 competitions as approved by the 3x3 basketball CT Chair. The FIBA technical regulations shall be followed.


Competition and Training Facilities

Type of Venue

Number of Venues

Changing room competitors

Changing room TOJR

Spectator Seating

Press and Media Seating

Venue for Finals






Preliminary round






Venue for training






The facilities should increase according to the number of participating teams (more than 64 teams)

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