3×3 Pro Hustle 3 | Sydney: Preview

What: NBL 3×3 Pro Hustle 3

When: 10am – 6pmSunday May 13 (Finals commencing from 2:00pm)

Where: Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay, Sydney

Tickets available here 

Open Men’s Category:


It’s the final stop in the 3×3 Pro Hustle series, with Sydney hosting some of the best players in the country for their final chance at $10k, while the overall prize is also on offer with the top ranked team across all three events taking home $10k as well.

Right now, The Platypuses sit in first place but they have a number of squads who can take out the overall prize should they take out the final event.

The Platypuses will go into the Pro Hustle 3 as favourites again, with Anthony Petrie losing running mate Peter Crawford due to QBL commitment. ‘Peach’ got some handy replacements however, with another Olympian taking Crawford’s place in Brisbane Bullets guard Adam Gibson.

Their team is rounded out by former Sydney Kings/Brisbane Bullets guard Jeremy Kendle who suited up in the first Pro Hustle event and Adelaide 36ers development player Sam Johns.

Expect them to see familiar foes in the Finals where the Spectres-iAthletic team should meet them, with the top two 3×3 players in Australia, Andrew Steel and Tom Wright keen to go one better after only just getting knocked off in last week’s final 21-17.

The Bears, finalists in the first Pro Hustle, add FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup MVP Tom Garlepp to their team alongside his brother Josh Garlepp and Norths Bears teammates Linden Smith-Hyde and Nick Blair.

After winning the NSW Big Hustle, The Bears are familiar with the format and boast some of the most consistent performers on the circuit so far.

Open Women’s Category

Much like the Men’s side of the competition, the women have seen dominance from the Spectres-iAthletic team who have won the first two Pro Hustle events bankings $20k in prize money so far.

Bec Cole returns for the iAthletic team after missing the second event and following her standout performances at the 3×3 FIBA Asia Cup for Australia. She’ll be alongside Hanna Zavecz, Marena Whittle and Izzy Chilcott.

The Deakin Melbourne Boomers have come up short in the final at the first two events, and they’ll need to try and take it all out without the ever reliable Maddie Garrick who is out with injury. In her place however, the Boomers see the next big thing in women’s basketball come in, with Ezi Magbegor stepping up.

Magbegor teams up with Jasmine Simmons and Monique Conti on the Boomers, with the trio previously making waves as members of Australia’s U17 FIBA World Championship winning team.

The Sydney Flames return with a squad made up of Sydney Uni Sparks SEABL teammates while The Bears and Renae Garlepp are hoping to cause some upsets in their home town.


How to watch

If you’re in Sydney get down to the Overseas Passenger Terminal and see the action for yourself.

Click here to purchase tickets

If you can’t get down to watch in person, we’re bringing the stream to you all day from the show court with Matt McQuade and Tommy Greer calling all the action.

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The action kicks off from 10:30am, with Finals commencing at 2:00pm.

Keep it locked to @3x3hustle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates throughout the day.

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