FIBA Freezes FIBA 3×3 Rankings

FIBA has announced today that it will freeze the FIBA 3×3 Individual World, Team and Federation Rankings in all categories.

The FIBA 3×3 Rankings are based on the nine best performances of the players in the previous 12 months. April traditionally marks the start of the professional 3×3 season. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and in order to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, officials and fans, FIBA competitions have been suspended since March 13, 2020.

In light of this suspension, the following shall apply:

  • All rankings are frozen as of April 1, 2020 until the suspension of competitions is lifted by FIBA or until any later date so communicated by FIBA.
  • Ranking points will still be awarded for events taking place during this period but will only count towards the rankings – for the usual 12-month period – when rankings are unfrozen.
  • The lifespan of the ranking points awarded for events that took place prior to the freeze will be extended by the duration of the freeze. However, this extension shall not exceed the date of October 1, 2021.

The freezing of the ranking is undertaken with the full support of the 3×3 athletes of the FIBA Players’ Commission, with whom FIBA will continue to liaise before the rankings are unfrozen.

FIBA will continue to monitor the situation on a regular basis and will evaluate the options for the continuation or not of the respective competitions, when and if the situation allows.

The FIBA 3×3 Rankings are a key component of the 3×3 basketball system; federations qualify to national team competitions based on the Federation Ranking and teams are granted privileged access to the professional circuit based on the Team Ranking.

For more information, including examples on how the ranking points will be calculated once the freeze is lifted, go to the rankings page.

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