Melbourne iAthletic To Compete In FIBA3x3 Event
3x3Hustle team Melbourne iAthletic will compete at the Chooks to Go FIBA3x3 Manilla Challenger this weekend.
Melbourne will be represented by Australia’s fourth ranked 3×3 men’s player Andrew Steel, Australian 3×3 Asia Cup gold medallist Greg Hire, former Perth Wildcat Earnest Ross and SBL player Lee Roberts.
Melbourne’s first game will be at 12:00pm AEST today against Jakarta South. Their second game will be at 1:35pm AEST today against Narvacan City.
Further pool games will be played on Saturday night, with the knockout stages to be played on Sunday afternoon.
Challenger events serve as play-in tournaments for World Tour Master events, with the Chooks to Go Manilla Challenger a pathway towards making the Jeddah Masters in October.
3×3 basketball will make its debut as an Olympic sport in 2020 and a Commonwealth Games sport in 2022.
You can watch the event live on the FIBA 3×3 YouTube page.