FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup returns to Miami: Everything you need to know

by Christina S. Brown
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The top 3×3 national teams from the Americas will battle for continental supremacy at the second edition of the FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup, which will take place in Miami from November 4-6, 2022, at FTX Arena.

This year, 18 countries and 30 national teams will compete for the title of Americas 3×3 champions. Countries with substantial international 3×3 expertise will compete in the competition. Argentina, the United States, Canada, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Barbados, Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, Haiti, Jamaica, Aruba, and Guyana will be represented by 17 men’s teams. Canada, the United States, Chile, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Barbados, Argentina, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Jamaica, and Guyana are among the 13 women’s teams.

The three-day event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Friday (UTC-5). Saturday games will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, and Sunday games will run from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST. The complete match schedule may be seen on the official FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup website. Despite the fact that the event is free, spectators must register for tickets here.

The first-ever FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup was also held in Miami in 2021 at Bayfront Park, with the USA men’s and women’s teams taking home the championship. Brazil’s men’s and women’s teams finished second. The bronze medals went to the Dominican Republic men’s team and the Canadian women’s team.

FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup 2022 Live Streaming & TV Channels:

FIBA AmeriCup 2022 will be available to watch on FIBA’s own streaming service Courtside 1891.

Andorra: Canal +, Mediaset España
Austria: Orf
Belgium: BeTV, Vrt
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Sportklub
Bulgaria: Bntv
Croatia: Hrt, Sportklub
Czech Republic: Czech TV (CT Sport)
Denmark: Nent Group
Estonia: Viasat Sport Baltics (TV3 Sport)
Finland: Yle, Nent Group (V Sport)
France: Canal +
Georgia: GPB
Germany: Magenta Sport
Greece: ERT
Hungary: M4 Sport
Israel: TSC Israel, Sport 5
Italy: SkySport Italia
Latvia: Viasat Sport Baltics
Lithuania: Viasat Sport Baltics (TV3 Sport)
Luxembourg: BeTV
Republic of North Macedonia: Sportklub
Monaco: Canal +
Montenegro: RTCG
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport
Norway: Nent Group
Poland: TVP Sport
Romania: Digisport
Russia: Match TV
Republic of San Mariano: Sky Italia
Serbia: RTS, Sportklub
Slovenia: PopTV (Kanala)
Spain: Mediaset España (Cuatro, Be Mad TV)
Sweden: Viasat Sport Sweden
Switzerland: Canal +, Srg
Turkey: S Sport, NTV Sport
Ukraine: X Sport
Vatican City: Sky Italia
Rest of the word: Courtside 1891

FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup Top Seed and Pool:

In the men’s competition, No.1 seed USA leads Pool A and will be difficult to stop with a lineup that includes 3×3 stars and exciting foreign debutants, led by former NBA player and college standout Jimmer Fredette.

‘Jimmermania’ will hit Miami, but USA is loaded across the board, with Princeton studs Kareem Maddox and Canyon Barry returning from last year’s championship, and Omaha 3BALL’s Dylan Travis making his debut for the red, white, and blue.

The United States, on the other hand, will need to be at their best from the start against No.4 seed Brazil in a replay of last year’s final. The Brazilians return three players, led by Andre Ferros, who made the tournament team last year. We know Ferros will play aggressively and bring intensity to Miami City.

Guatemala will want to make the contest more than a two-horse race.

In Pool B, No.2 seed Puerto Rico will be looking to make the podium after finishing third a year ago, and their hopes are high with the muscular Luis ‘Pela Coco’ Hernandez poised to play above the rim. In pool play, they’ll face Argentina and Trinidad and Tobago.

Canada, like Mexico, will be striving for redemption, and they are the side to beat in Pool C, which also includes a qualifier. Expect high-flyer Bikramjit Gill to put our Schelde rims to the test, while the deft Jordan Jensen-Whyte can do it all live Donald Glover.

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After winning bronze last year, the Dominican Republic will return to Miami with three players, including sniper Diego Moquete, who made the tournament roster.

Chile, captained by young star Lucas Thiebaut, should put them to the test, while the third team will emerge from qualification.

Men’s Pools

  • Pool A includes the United States, Brazil, and Guatemala.
  • Pool B consists of Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Pool C consists of Canada, Mexico, and a qualifier.
  • Pool D consists of the Dominican Republic, Chile, and a qualifier.

In the women’s competition, the United States is a strong favorite in Pool A, which also includes Guyana and Colombia. They have a lineup full of WNBA stars, including Veronica Burton and Lexie Hull, who helped the USA win silver at the FIBA 3×3 U23 World Cup 2022 in Bucharest.

Canada, which won the recent FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series Constanta Final and was a silver medalist at the Crelan FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2022, is anticipated to be the USA’s biggest danger in the competition. The Canadians will be led by No. 1 ranked player Michelle Plouffe in their typical star-studded lineup.

In Pool B, the No.2 seed will face Guatemala and be a qualifier.

Chile will be looking for a deep run and will welcome back a few of their stars from last year, including bucket-getter Ana Bernal. Argentina and Jamaica will both challenge the No.3 seed in Pool C.

Pool D pits continental heavyweights Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico against each other, with a qualifier serving as the third squad.

Women’s Pools

  • Pool A consists of the United States, Guyana, and Colombia.
  • Pool B consists of Canada, Guatemala, and a qualifier.
  • Pool C includes Chile, Argentina, and Jamaica.
  • Pool D consists of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and a qualifier.

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