FIBA Europe 3on3 A Full Success

17 September 2011

There was much to make up for on Saturday, after the loss of one day of competition, so all participants were eagerly waiting to step on the court to play their games of 3on3 basketball.

In all four categories, teams were playing for pride, fun and EuroBasket 2011 tickets.

The winners of the U17 boys' category and the U12 girls' competition walked away with tickets to the last game of the Lithuanian team at the EuroBasket against Greece, for 5th place.

The Lithuanian wheelchair basketball national team in action
The Lithuanian wheelchair basketball national team in action

 

The winners of the men's and women's senior competitions received tickets to the EuroBasket 2011 Final between Spain and France on Sunday 18th September as well as €1,000 for the men's and €500 for the women's team.

But not only registered teams had the possibility to play, numerous shooting games were offered on the open courts and were immensely popular.

At times, more than 50 people lined up for the chance to win Molten balls, FIBA Europe t-shirts and EuroBasket 2011 tickets.

Slam dunk contest
The dunk contest was one of the most popular side events

 

A total of more than 6,000 spectators followed the action on the FIBA Europe 3on3 courts.

The winners of the senior men's competition added the FIBA Europe 3on3 crown in Kaunas to their locker as they had already won the Tallinn open earlier this summer.

They received their prizes from FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin and Lithuanian Basketball Federation Secretary General Mindaugas Balciunas.

"We are very happy to see the great interest in our 3on3 competition," commented FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin.

"Both the number of participants and spectators are a clear sign that we are on a good way with this project."

The winners of the senior mens's and women's competitions received tickets to the EuroBasket Final in addition to their awards

 

The three days of 3on3 in the capital of basketball were indeed very popular with more than 11,000 spectators over three days despite shaky weather conditions. More than 180 games were played out in six categories.

FIBA Europe 3on3 will be back in 2012 with tournaments around Europe.


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