CONSTANTA (Romania) - France won both in the men and the women's categories at the FIBA 3x3 Nations League 2022 in picturesque Constanta, Romania on September 16.
The two French teams dominated the fifth edition of the competition dedicated to players under the age of 23 (including U21 teams), which featured 11 different conferences and started in May.
On the men's side, France U21 triumphed over all the U23 teams, including Egypt in a nail-biting semi-final (22-19) and Israel in a one-sided final (21-11).
The high-flying Lorenzo Thirouard-Samson was named MVP after leading France in points and finishing third overall in the scoring charts.
To add to France's tour de force in the iconic seaside resort of Constanta, the women's final had France U23 face off... France U21. The reigning champions won their second consecutive Nations League title after a final 22-17 success against their younger countrywomen.
The versatile Camille Droguet (who also won the final last year, as did teammate Noémie Brochant) took home the MVP trophy after topping all scorers in Romania.
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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