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

2016

Xiamen (CHN), 20 to 20-11

2014

 Salvador (BRA)

2012

Kragujevac (SRB) 

2017

Xiamen (CHN)

2016

Xiamen (CHN)

2015

Xiamen (CHN)

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

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 took place in Kragujevac (SRB) and in 2014 in Salvador (BRA).

With all the sports options out there, why did FISU decide to launch the World University League with 3x3 basketball in 2015? That’s easy: 3x3 basketball is the number one urban team sport in the world.

The game’s beauty comes from its simplicity. It’s 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.

Statistics WUC Basketball 3x3

Edition

Year

Country

City

N° of Countries

M

W

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 WUL Basketball 3x3

Edition

Year

Country

City

N° of Countries

M

W

Athletes

Officials

Total

1 2015  CHN Xiamen            
2 2016  CHN Xiamen            
3 2017  CHN Xiamen