USA's men and Canada's women win FIBA 3x3 AmeriCup 2022
MIAMI (USA) - USA's men and Canada's women won the second edition of the FIBA 3x3 AmeriCup in Miami, USA on November 6, 2022.
In the men's category, USA successfully defended their AmeriCup title after defeating Puerto Rico in the final (21-18). The number one 3x3 player in the US (and 27th in the world) Kareem Maddox had a game-high 9 points in the final. Former college star and NBA player Jimmer Fredette scored the gold-winning two-pointer and his teammate Canyon Barry was named MVP of the competition after leading USA in scoring in Miami.
Jorge Matos - who won silver with Puerto Rico - and Leonardo Branquinho - who led the bronze-winning Brazil in scoring - joined Barry on the Team of the Tournament.
In the women's category, Canada won their first AmeriCup title after beating Brazil in the final (15-11). The Women's Series winner and Final MVP, Michelle Plouffe, led all players in scoring in the title game with 9 points and added yet another MVP silverware to the trophy cabinet.
Vitoria Marcelino, who topped all scorers in Miami and struck silver for Brazil, together with bronze medalist Camille Zimmerman (USA), also featured on the team of the tournament.
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 benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.
On July 24, 2021, 3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games.
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