The president of the Spanish Basketball Federation, Jorge Garbajos
to, has stated that the modality 3×3 it will occupy an “important space in sports and entertainment” and that “the commitment to 3×3 basketball was a success that culminated in the presence of 3X3 in the sports program of the Olympic Games”.
The FEB made official this Thursday the dates of the second edition of the national 3×3 basketball league that it organizes together with Madison Sport Marketing. The Herbalife 3×3 Series Circuit, of what Sports world is the official newspaper, it will have five tournaments and will score for the FIBA ranking.
“My obsession has been to place the 3×3 as a priority objective of our management, because it has a great margin of growth and comes to occupy an important space for urban practice and entertainment for fans,” he stressed Garbajosa at the presentation ceremony of the second edition of the 3×3 national league.
The circuit will have its first stop on July 9 in M
adrid. Afterwards, the participating teams will travel to Saragossa (July 24-25), Marbella (July 30-31) and The
Campello (August 13-14). The competition will end with the Barcelona Masters Final (3-4 September), in which the 12 teams with the best scores will meet.
The inscriptions They are open for the tournaments of the circuit and the FEB will grant accommodation aid to the first eight teams according to the FIBA ranking that have at least two players who are in the TOP 100 of the ranking. The prizes will be up to 1,500 euros for the winners.
Elisa Aguilar, head of the FEB Leagues, stated that “having a national league is the first step in turning this modality into a professional one.”
The 3×3 basketball modality will debut in the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. Spain has not yet secured a place in this specialty.