3x3 Basketball

3x3 Basketball is a form of the game played three a side on one hoop. It is the largest urban team sport of the world. The sport was added to the World University Championship programme with a first edition hosted in Kragujevac, Serbia.

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EVENTS World University Championship

All Events 3x3 Basketball

2017

Xiamen (CHN)

2016

Xiamen (CHN)

2016

Xiamen (CHN), 20 to 20-11

2015

Xiamen (CHN)

2014

 Salvador (BRA)

2012

Kragujevac (SRB) 

3x3 Basketball

FISU Technical Delegates

Robert RIEBLIENGER (GER)

Kenta KAWASHIMA (JPN)

 

International Federation

 

International Basketball Federation

FISU Regulations

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History of 3x3 Basketball in FISU

With all the sports options out there, why did FISU decide to work with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to help 3x3 Basketball, nearly since the sport's start? That's easy, 3x3 Basketball is an ideal team sport for student-athletes on the university campus.  

 

The beauty of 3x3 Basketball comes from its simplicity. The game is played on half a court, with one hoop. There’s no halftime, no quarters, and the energy limits are always on maximum. Games are played outdoors, surrounded by music, entertainment and cheering fans. 3x3 Basketball is a game pretty much everyone can play, anywhere in the world.  

 

The sport is tailor-made for university students. Each game lasts a maximum of 10 minutes. There’s a 12-second shot clock, ensuring teams take risks and attack the rim.

 

With teams composed of three players plus one possible substitute, it’s easy to field a team. Its just players playing as no coaching is allowed during a competition.

 

The simplicity of the 3x3 game stands out: all you need are a hoop, a ball, some teammates, and a little competition. There is not even a mandatory surface; a tournament can take place on concrete, asphalt, on existing or temporary courts.

 

Bringing sport to the center of university campus life was the goal FISU set out to achieve with the League and 3x3 Basketball. The League has delivered. 

 

More on FISU and the start of 3x3 Basketball: FISU's history in the 3x3 game goes back to just about the official start of the sport in 2010 as both the first and second World University 3x3 Basketball Championships were attributed in May 2011 to the University Sports Federation of Serbia and of Brazil, respectively . In 2012 the championship took place in Kragujevac (SRB) and in 2014 in Salvador (BRA). Since this start, FISU has played an active role in promoting 3x3 Basketball on university campuses around the globe. 

 

 

Statistics: World University Championships - 3x3 Basketball 

 Edition 

 Year 

 Country 

 City

 N° of Countries 

Men 

Women 

 Athletes 

 Officials 

 Total 

1

2012

SRB

Kragujevac

 11  53  32  85  32  117

2

2014

BRA

Salvador

 12  44  40  84  32  116

3

2016

CHN

Xiamen

 10  40  36  76  24 100

 

Statistics: World University League - 3x3 Basketball 

 Edition 

 Year 

 Country 

 City       

 N° of Universities 

 Men 

 Women 

 Athletes 

 Officials 

 Total 

1 2015  CHN Xiamen  22  48  48  96  24   120
2 2016  CHN Xiamen  22  64   64   128   33   161 
3 2017  CHN Xiamen  29  62   63   125   32   157