Basketball 3x3

Basketball 3x3

Basketball 3x3 is becoming very popular worldwide, and is the largest urban team sport in the world. Basketball 3x3 is going to be one of the spectacular competitions of the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games. There will be 24 teams; 12 male and 12 female teams competing for gold in this event. The game is played on a half basketball court and each team consist of three players and one substitute. Mostly this game is played in street courts.

The sport made its first appearance on the international stage at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Game and was then labelled as "the hottest ticket in town." Initially referred to as streetball or street basketball, Basketball 3x3 is a catalyst for the development of basketball around the globe.

Facts and figures

  • In order to win, a team must score 21 points or be the team with the highest score at the end of the 10-minute game.
  • Basketball 3x3 has approximately 250 million players worldwide.

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