3x3Hustle Wrap: NSW 3×3 State Championships

As the ramp-up for the 3x3Hustle National Championships in Perth continues, the New South Wales 3×3 State Championships provided huge excitement, as the tread towards the marquee 3×3 event of the year etches closer.

Here’s a wrap-up of the event that was:

“It was a highly anticipated event, with 62 teams eager to battle it out against players from all across New South Wales,” BNSW Competitions Coordinator, Ryann Oakman said.

Played at Western Sydney University’s outdoor multipurpose courts, seven competitions ran across the day with some incredible intensity and skills on display considering the opportunity that was at stake.

Beginning with the U12 Boys, ‘Built Different Elite’ went undefeated across their games and won the final against ‘Bro Squad’, 11-8.

The U12 Girls followed with ‘JHS Ballerz’ equally winning all of their matches and displaying dominance in their final to send them to Perth.

The U14 Boys had ‘Park Randoms’ come out on top and narrowly defeating ‘The Undrafted’ in the final by a single point.

‘Built Different Elite’ took out the U14 Girls winning 10-3 against ‘Built Different BLK’.

The U16 Boys saw the ‘Hawks’ sweep six-straight games in their division (which featured the highest total teams), including a close finish in the final with a three-point victory against ‘Joflow’.

The 16/18 Girls featured an undefeated ‘Built Different’ making their way to the Nationals’ and the U18 Boys had an unbeaten ‘Built Different’ defeat over the ‘Horn Sharks’, 12-10 in the final.

There is great anticipation for the teams representing basketball for New South Wales at the National Championships, with huge promise and an expected performance against the rest of the country’s toughest 3×3 teams.

“Based on the skill level of these teams, they all stand a very good chance at placing high…All teams seemed very excited to qualify through to the next stage and keen to battle it out amongst other top-rated teams,” Oakman said.

Despite the unpredictable weather forcing a relocation at the time from outdoors to Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre, it didn’t ruin the commitment on the court and the day’s festivities.

Besides the on-court action, there were several attractions spread across the day for the entire family, including DJ entertainment and food trucks. Oakman added, “there was a great atmosphere throughout the day.”

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