United States make history, win double at first-ever FIBA 3x3 AmeriCup, presented by Vaunt

15 Nov 2021

Miami (United States) - USA completed a historic double at the first-ever FIBA 3x3 AmeriCup, presented by Vaunt, in Miami, United States on November 12-14, 2021.

In the men's category, World Cup 2019 winners United States overcame their biggest challenge of the tournament in the final against Brazil (21-15).

24-year-old Charlie Brown Jr. was named MVP of the tournament after leading the U.S. in scoring with 41 points, including 6 in the final. He was joined on the team of the tournament by Brazil's André Ferros and Diego Moquete, who led the Dominican Republic to a historic bronze medal after an absolute thriller against Puerto Rico in the third-place game.

In the women's category, the United States and Brazil met again, with history repeating, this time 21-9 for USA.

US star Brionna Jones took home the MVP award after topping the scoring charts with 41 points in 5 games. She featured on a team of the tournament, which also included Brazil's Sassa and Canada's 3x3 star Michelle Plouffe.

Besides their two silver medals, Brazil also clinched a ticket for both their teams to the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2022, which will take place in Antwerp, Belgium on June 21-26 (since the two U.S. teams had already qualified).

Another woman - Barbara Cousino from Chile - won gold in the mixed shoot-out. US sharpshooter Trey Bardsley struck silver while Fernando Schuler (also from Chile) earned bronze.

Final Standings

Men

1. USA
2. Brazil
3. Dominican Republic
4. Puerto Rico
5. Canada
6. Jamaica
7. Mexico
8. Saint Lucia
9. Chile
10. Argentina
11. Uruguay
12. Guatemala
13. Trinidad and Tobago
14. Haiti
15. Guyana
16. Aruba

Women
1. USA
2. Brazil
3. Canada
4. Puerto Rico
5. Chile
6. Dominican Republic
7. Mexico
8. Argentina
9. Guyana
10. Guatemala
11. Uruguay
12. Trinidad and Tobago
13. Jamaica

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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.

Wilson is the Global Ball Partner, Peak was the FIBA 3x3 AmeriCup 2021 Apparel Partner and Tissot the Official Timekeeper of FIBA 3x3.

FIBA 3x3 events are played with Wilson balls, Schelde backstops, and the Magic Sky canopy system. Players at the FIBA 3x3 AmeriCup 2021 competed on a Sport Court flooring system.

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