FISU University 3×3 World Cup Men’s Preview

The FISU University 3×3 World Cup tips off this Thursday, with Australia having both a men’s and women’s team represented.

In the men’s category, Macquarie University (MQU) will participate, with Cooper Wilks, Ciaron Fitz-Gerald, Eromon Uadiale and Jayden Prakash set to hit the court in Xiamen, China.

Macquarie qualified for the FISU World Cup after a comprehensive showing at this year’s NBL 3×3 Big Hustle Uni, where they defeated the University of Newcastle 18-8 in the final.

MQU team manager Chris McKibbins believes the FISU World Cup presents a fantastic opportunity for the squad to take home another 3×3 trophy.

“The players have been together during the 3×3 Pro Hustle, as well as FIBA events in Spain and Switzerland,” McKibbins said, via

“We have just come off a 12-week program in which all members participated in the Australian Unisport Nationals in five-on-five and make up four members of the starting five. They have lots of playing time together as well as travelling as a group.”

MQU begins their campaign on Friday November 1 against Civil Aviation University at 8:00pm AEDT before playing the University of Otago later that night at 11:20pm AEDT. They close their pool stage schedule against Uganda Christian University at 9:50pm AEDT on Saturday November 2.

The finals will be played on Sunday November 3.

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