USA 3×3 Mens World Cup Team Finals

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    • The United States (7-0) won their first FIBA ​​3×3 World Cup gold medal after securing a dominant 22-8 win over Poland (5-2) in the semifinal and a tight 18-game defensive battle. -14 over latvia (5-2) in the gold medal game on sunday night in amsterdam.

      the gold medal marked the united states’ second 3×3 world cup medal in five attempts after taking silver at the 2016 3×3 world cup. uu. he is now 23-9 overall in the 3×3 world cup.

      “It’s a great feeling,” said tournament mvp robbie hummel (purdue/valparaiso, ind.), who scored the third best tournament of the tournament with 46 points and 31 rebounds in the seven games. . “It was a great tournament and the fans were exceptional. latvia is a great team. we see those guys on the circuit (3×3). they are disciplined, they have talent. So I take my hat off to them. they were outstanding all week.

      “It’s pretty surreal,” he added. “For our team to come together, Kareem (Maddox), Damon (Huffman), and I have played a lot with each other over the summer, but Canyon (Barry) is very new. I am very proud of everyone on this team. I think anyone could have been named mvp. we had contributions from everyone. defensively I thought we were great. we were a complete team, a solid unit on both ends of the floor.”

      rounding out the usa gold medalists. uu. they are canyon barry (iowa wolves/florida/colorado springs, colo.), who ranked fifth among all participants with 39 points; Damon Huffman(Brown/Petoskey, Mich.), who ranked 12th with 32 points; and kareem maddox (princeton/los angeles, calif), who led the united states with 42 rebounds and whose 24 points ranked her 27th out of 80 participants.

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      “We’ve played in all these tournaments and you have ups and downs and then you have something as special as this in the 3×3 world cup,” said huffman, who was on the usa 3×3 world cup team. uu. 2017 which finished in seventh place. “The way we played over the course of five days, it feels absolutely amazing. I couldn’t be happier with the way we play and the way we conduct ourselves.”

      during the seven games, ee. uu. he outscored opponents by 20.1 to 11.0 points per game and had an average rebounding advantage of 3.2 after grabbing 13.9 to 9.9 rebounds per game. The United States also finished the tournament shooting 50.3% (89-177 fgs) from the field and 36.8% (35-95 2pt fgs) from 2 points, while their defense limited opponents to 32.4% ( 55-170 fgs) from his field of goal attempts and a frigid 16.7% (13-78 2-point shots) from distance.

      “It feels earned,” Maddox said. “It looks like we definitely won the gold medal. those are the best 3×3 teams in the world and we feel like we did exactly what we said we were going to do, exactly what we planned to do and what we prepared to do. we are very satisfied with the results.

      “we made defense our cornerstone and let guys who have talent on offense do their thing,” added maddox. “That was a winning recipe. that was the winning formula.”

      “It’s surreal,” said Barry. “It is so amazing. It feels like these last few weeks have flown by. i only played these guys once in france (in a pre 3×3 world cup tournament) before the 3×3 world cup. but we managed to come together and play some great basketball. It is an absolute honor to represent the United States of America and to be able to bring the gold back to the United States.”

      poland got 13 points from michael hicks, who scored a tournament-high 71 points, including the last four points of the game with 3.2 seconds left on the clock, in an 18-15 bronze medal victory over Serbia (4-3). it was poland’s first fiba 3×3 world cup medal of any kind.

      Joining Hummel in the all-tournament team were Hicks and Kārlis Lasmanis from Latvia.

      latvia also stood on the medal podium for the first time in the history of the 3×3 world cup.

      The three medal-winning teams earned an automatic berth in the 2020 fiba 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament to be held next spring (dates and venue to be determined), from which the top three of the 20 competing teams They will qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

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      latvia scored first in the gold medal game and led 2-1 after 2:33 of play. huffman, who finished with a game-high eight points, hit a pair of 2’s to give the us. uu. an advantage he would never give up.

      latvia closed at 5-3, but maddox scored three points on a 4-0 run to increase the united states’ lead to six, 9-3. But the teams continued to battle and a wide-open dunk by Lasmanis with 3:46 left brought his team within three points, 12-9.

      The Americans increased their lead to 16-11 with 1:21 left on the clock, but Latvia countered with a 2 11 seconds later and it was a 3-point game again.

      neither team could score for the next minute and after hummel missed a long ball with the shot clock about to expire, maddox was there for the rebound and fed it back to hummel. Having no choice but to commit a foul and stop the clock, Latvia sent Hummel to the line. he quietly scored the final two points for us. uu. with 11.4 seconds remaining and the gold medal practically in hand.

      With six fouls against them, the Americans allowed Latvia an easy path to the basket for the game’s final point and claimed the golden 18-14 victory.

      “It was a team deal,” Hummel said. “everyone contributed a lot. Kareem in the final was the man on the boards, Damon hit some big shots and Canyon played better and better as the tournament went on. this is a guy who has been playing 3×3 for about three weeks. so, he really grew up and showed what he can be. he was outstanding. but it was just an amazing team win for all of us.”

      In addition to Huffman, who went 3-for-5 from 2-point range, Maddox scored five points and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds, Hummel had four points and five rebounds and Barry added one point.

      the united states limited latvia to just 31% (9-29 fgs) from the field and a frigid 17.6% (3-17 2-point fgs) from 2-point range, while shooting 40% (10 -25 fgs) from his field goals. ground shots and 30.8% (4-13 2-point shots) from 2 points.

      In the semifinal against Poland, Huffman received a pass from Maddox and scored the first of the United States’ nine doubles in the game with 30 seconds left on the clock.

      hicks, who entered the game averaging 10.4 points per game, scored his team’s first point 38 seconds later, but from there, usa. uu. was launched.

      scoring a staggering 16 points in a row, including 12 from beyond the arc, with 4:21 left against the us. uu. he had an insurmountable 18-1 lead.

      Hicks scored five of his team’s seven points in a 7-2 Polish run, but it was too little too late as Hummel buried a 2 with 2:49 left, the sixth fastest game in the tournament, to give the us their semifinal win 22-8.

      “We definitely had to focus on Mike,” Maddox said. “He is the top scorer in this tournament so far. but we looked and we were able to do it in the final game of the competition.”

      barry led us. uu. Against Poland with seven points, Huffman and Hummel each scored six points and Maddox contributed three points.

      united states outrebounded poland 14-6 and shot 65% (13-20 fgs) from the field and a sizzling 60% (9-15 2pt fgs) from behind the arc, while holding the europeans to 25% (6-24 fgs) shots overall.

      final #3x3wc scores! 📺:

      In the women’s tournament, China (7-0) won the gold medal with a 19-13 victory over Hungary (5-2) and France (6-1) took home the bronze medal after defeating to Australia (4-3) 21-9.

      Edgars Krumins of Latvia won gold in the penalty shootout, Stanislav Tymofeienko of Ukraine won silver, and Marcella Filippi of Italy took bronze.

      In the skills contest, France’s Marie-Eve Paget won gold, Italy’s Rae Lin d’Alie collected silver, and Iran’s Abdolvand Shadi took home the bronze medal.

      the gold medal of the dunk contest went to the ukrainian vadim ‘miller’ poddubchenko, the silver medal went to the pole piotr grabowski and kristaps dargais from latvia finished third and got the bronze.

      Olympic fans will see the launch of a new basketball discipline with the inclusion of 3×3 in 2020. The exciting, fast-paced game was officially introduced in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympics and has since become into a fan favorite on fiba. 3×3 world cup events.

      is played on half court with a clock of 10 minutes and a shot clock of 12 seconds, the first team in 21 points or the team in the lead at the end of regulation time is the winner. Non-stop 3×3 action will ensure it’s one of the hottest tickets in Tokyo.

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