Hoops legend Marc Gasol establishes first 3x3 professional women's team in Spain
1 Mar 2022
GIRONA (Spain) - In a sign of 3x3's growing emergence, two-time FIBA Basketball World Cup winner Marc Gasol has announced that Girona Basket, the club he owns, will establish the first professional 3x3 women's team in Spain.
After a dazzling season, where she finished the Women's Series No.1 in highlights (66) and key assists (34), Ygueravide, who was the Europe Cup MVP, enters 2022 as the No.1 ranked 3x3 player in the world.
Underlining Spain's rich talent, Cuevas is ranked No.4, Gimeno No.6 and Canella at No.9. The awesome foursome will continue playing as Spain in the Women's Series and in international competitions, but as Team Girona elsewhere.
"Finally we can say loud and clear that we are part of the first professional women's 3x3 team," Gimeno said on social media. "Many thanks to Marc Gasol and Basquet Girona for the trust and courage shown.
"We are super happy and motivated with this new adventure."
Ygueravide said she was excited about the new opportunity. "We join an exciting project so that 3x3 basketball continues to grow," she said on social media.
"And it couldn't be any other way than together... we started a new adventure with great desire and enthusiasm! Let the summer come!"