When the street version of 3v3 basketball makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo, the men’s team of USA it won’t be there. Team USA lost Sunday to Netherlands in the quarterfinals of a qualifying tournament, which offered three tickets to the eight-team tournament.
The Americans were world champions in 2019 and had former NBA players Dominique
Jones Y Robbie
Hummel on a four-player roster for the qualifying event in Graz, Austria.
The Dutch were joined Latvia Y Poland in an Olympic poster that already included Japan, China, Russia Y Serbia. Eighth place will be awarded in a tournament to be held this week in Hungary for nations of lower rank.
The United States women’s team did advance in Austria along with France and Japan. The Americans beat Spain in the semis thus achieving their goal, which Anna Junyer’s team did not achieve after losing third place to Japan in overtime.
The last female place will also be awarded this week in Hungary to complete the eight-nation Olympic draw that includes China, Mongolia, Romania Y Russia.