DOHA (FIBA 3x3 Awards) – The best 3x3 basketball players, federations and promoters are set to be rewarded at the inaugural edition of the FIBA 3x3 Awards, presented by QBF (Qatar Basketball Federation) on 10 December 2015 in Doha, Qatar.
The ten different categories are as follows:
- World's #1 Player – Men
- World's #1 Player – Women
- World's # 1 Player – U18 Men
- World's #1 Player – U18 Women
- Most Spectacular Player
- Best Performing Federation
- Most Active Federation
- Most Valuable Promoter
- Best CSR Project
- Outstanding Contribution
The winners will be named based on objective criteria such as rank in the FIBA 3x3 Individual World Ranking (World’s #1 players), rank in the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking (Best Performing Federation), number of games and players (Most Active Player, Most Valuable Player).
FIBA will also single out the best corporate social responsibility project based on 3x3 basketball and reward a personality who has made a real difference in the development of the young urban discipline (Outstanding Contribution).
Last but not least, fans decide who the most spectacular player of the 3x3 season is by watching and promoting the athlete’s mixtape on YouTube.com/FIBA3x3.
The ceremony will be held in Katara Hall in Doha at 19.30 local time on 10 December. On the following day, the Qatari capital will host the FIBA 3x3 All Stars, the prestigious season-ending event of 3x3 basketball, which features the best players in the FIBA 3x3 Individual World Ranking from all around the world. Media who wish to cover the FIBA 3x3 Awards can request an accreditation on the FIBA Media Portal (selecting the FIBA 3x3 All Stars event).
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.
For further information about 3x3, visit fiba.com/3x3, FIBA3x3 accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube or contact email@example.com.