The first-ever FIBA 3×3 competition dedicated to women will start on May 31, 2019.
“We are excited to launch the FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series,” FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said.
“Similar to what FIBA achieved in basketball with the new women’s national team competition system, the tremendous growth of the 3×3 basketball discipline now allows us to offer women a chance to play 3×3 at the highest level on a regular basis. This will represent a unique opportunity to bring new countries on the focus as well as for the best players to prepare and offer an amazing show at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.”
Each team will represent their national federation at the Women’s Series.
Eight teams (Australia, China, France, Japan, Mongolia, Netherlands, Ukraine, USA) will compete in the inaugural event in Chengdu, China on May 31- June 1, 2019.
A total of 8-12 events are expected to take place this year from May to September and will be announced throughout the season on the official website https://ws.fiba3x3.com.
Teams will be allocated to events based on the number of events they have already been allocated to and their team ranking.
National federations interested in registering a team and/or hosting a Women’s Series event can still contact FIBA for more information.