Everything you need to know before FIBA 3x3 Nations League Final 2022
13 Sep 2022
CONSTANTA (Romania) - For some of the world's most talented young 3x3 players, it all comes down to the show stopping FIBA 3x3 Nations League Final 2022 in beautiful Constanta on September 14-16.
Let's take a closer look at all the main details as Constanta gets ready to host yet another five-star event.
Where can I watch the FIBA 3x3 Nations League Final?
The action runs from September 14-16, and you can follow it live on the FIBA 3x3 YouTube, Facebook, Sina Weibo and Douyin pages.
Who is competing in Constanta?
There are 12 men's and 12 women's teams competing in Constanta.
What are the pools?
Pool A: Mongolia U21, Japan, Romania Pool B: Lithuania U21, Israel U21, Spain Pool C: Lithuania, Israel, Egypt Pool D: France U21, Czech Republic U21, Rwanda
Pool A: France, Italy, Egypt Pool B: France U21, Romania, USA, Pool C: China, Lithuania, Hungary Pool D: Japan U21, Lithuania U21, Kenya
Who are the favorites?
In a loaded men's draw, European powers Spain and Lithuania loom large after impressive performances en route to Constanta.
The Spaniards flexed their muscle like Carlos Alcaraz at Flushing Meadows by knocking out mighty France, Germany and the Netherlands in the Europe West conference, while the lethal Lithuanians enjoyed the comforts of home to top the Europe East conference.
Sniper Rokas Maciulis was colder than a Lithuanian winter and if he turns into 'Mr Freeze' in Constanta then Lithuania will be hard to stop.
Japan will enter with plenty of swagger after a devastating run at the (U23) Asia conference, while a slew of U21 teams will be keen to show off their talent, including No.1 seed Mongolia, Lithuania , France and Israel who again boast the dangerous one-two punch of sniper Yonatan Levy and Gill Noyovitch.
Asia Cup 2022 gold medalist Kun Huang and the towering Mingling Chen (6ft. 4, 1.92m) make a formidable duo as they lead China's charge, while France's Emma Peytour might be the next big thing having starred on the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series 2022.
And you know where phenom Victor Wembanyama learned his moves? From his older sister Eve Wembanyama with the 20-year-old set to dish up a storm for France U21's talented team.
The list goes on and on but we'll name drop just one more in Alyssa Ustby, who showed her hops in the Dominican Republic. Next thing you know she might be done with dunking in practice, and ready to yam on people in an actual game...