Basketball 3x3

Meet Azerbaijan's 3x3 Basketball players

Basketball 3x3 is becoming very popular and is the largest urban team sport in the world. Basketball 3x3 is one of the competitions in the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games. There are 20 teams; 10 male teams and 10 female teams competing for gold in this event. The game is played on half of a basketball court, each team consisting of three players and one substitute. This game is mostly played in "street courts".

The sport made its first appearance on the international stage at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games and was labelled as "the hottest ticket in town". Initially referred to as streetball, or street basketball, basketball 3x3 has been 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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