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Malaysia to host 2016 FIBA 3x3 U18 Asian Championships
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (3x3) - The second edition of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Asian Championships will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 22-24 July 2016.
Twelve men's teams and 12 women's team will compete at the tournament hosted by FIBA and the Malaysian Basketball Association (MABA) and organised by NBL Asia. It will be staged in the Gem-In shopping mall.
The first edition of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Asian Championships was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 22-24 May 2013 and saw Philippines' men and Chinese Taipei's women take home the titles.
The 2016 FIBA 3x3 U18 Asian Championships is the first-ever FIBA 3x3 official competition held in Malaysia. MABA signed a two-year contract meaning the country will also host the event in 2017.
About FIBA 3x3
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world's number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefitted from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour (www.fiba.basketball/3x3worldtour) and national-team world championships.
Nike is FIBA 3x3's Founding Partner.
FIBA 3x3 events are played on Sport Court's floors with Schelde backstops and benefit from Wilson's innovative and specially-made ball for 3x3.