3on3 Wows The Country Of Basketball

20 August 2012

FIBA EUROPE 3ON3

When it comes to basketball, Lithuanian fans have seen it all before.

The small Baltic country has recorded success at every age level in European and world championships and has played host to EuroBasket 2011, the most successful in history.

This summer, the capital Vilnius co-hosted the U16 and U18 European Championships.

Even the demanding Lithuanian audiences though could not resist the temptation to watch and take active part once again in an exciting FIBA Europe 3on3 event.

FIBA Europe 3on3 in Vilnius, Lithuania - 18 August 2012
Lithuanians turned out again in big numbers to enjoy the 3on3 experience, with 46 teams competing in the Vilnius event

 

After the enormous success of the 3on3 event last summer in Kaunas during the EuroBasket, it was the turn of the capital this time to host a tour stop on the day of the U18 European Championship semi-finals.

In collaboration with the Lithuanian Basketball Federation, five FIBA Europe 3n3 courts were set up next to Siemens Arena, the venue of the championship, and the games tipped off at 11 am on Saturday.

Lithuanian Basketball Federation Managing Director Paulius Motiejunas presents hunior with their awards at the FIBA Europe 3on3 in Vilnius, Lithuania - 18 August 2012
Lithuanian Basketball Federation Managing Director Paulius Motiejunas presents junior winners with their awards

 

A total of 46 teams took part across five age categories, Senior Men, U18 Women, U18 Men, U16 Men and U14 Men.

The action continued non-stop until 5pm and included two celebrity games that raised funds for the charity set up by Lithuanian international Rimantas Kaukenas.

As always in FIBA Europe 3on3 events, there was a full entertainment program and all participants received a reversible 3on3 jersey as a gift.

FIBA Europe 3on3 in Vilnius, Lithuania - 18 August 2012
The winners of the U18 category, in both men and women, will represent Lithuania at the U18 World Championship in Madrid

 

The winners of the U18 category in both men and women will represent Lithuania at the U18 World Championship in Madrid.

Vilnius 3on3 Finals Results

Senior Men: No name vs. Elitas 10-8
U18 Women: Vilnius vs. Kaunas 10-8
U18 Men: Nieko gero vs. Ka cia pasakius 14-11
U16 Men: Prie trecio krepsio vs. Trolfeisai 12-4
U14 Men: Komanda 123 vs. Dogiai 10-4

The FIBA Europe 3on3 trucks are already on their way to Moscow with the next stop at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, on 1st and 2nd September.

 


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