3x3 teams prepare for debut - Solomon Star News

3x3 teams prepare for debut

13 August 2015

Solomon Island will send a men’s and women’s 3x3 basketball squad to compete at the ever first ever FIBA Oceania 3x3 Open Zone Championship in Southport, Gold Coast, Australia.

The competition will start on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September12 and 13.

This is an Oceania event and will see teams from all over the Pacific battle out to take the title.

3x3 is a fast paced and fiercely competitive game that can show case skills and develop urban stars, and it has an organic urban culture that makes it appealing to a wide audience of fans, especially today’s youth.

According to a statement by the 3x3 coordinator and coach, Golden Kiloko, Solomon Island has the potential to excel on the 3x3 basketball code because of our natural physiques, very dynamic paced and aggressively basketball athletes.

“It is the country’s aim to enter and compete at the annual Under 18 yrs FIBA 3x3 World Championship and the Open 3x3 World Championship stage in future,” he stated.

The training squad has commenced its training program starting on Monday this week.

The trainings this week is basically for conditioning and to get players acquainted and familiarize with the game of 3x3.

The final team of 4 players per team for each category will be made known on Monday next week.

Both selected squads will depart Honiara on September 11th.