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Could three-on-three join the Olympic lineup? - Aug 15, 2012


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Could three-on-three basketball be coming to the Olympics?

It will if FIBA, the international governing body, has its way. Secretary-general Patrick Baumann said Saturday that his group planned to propose it to be played as early as the 2016 Rio Games.

Three-on-three, the game played in driveways, on playgrounds and around the country during the annual Gus Macker tournaments, debuted in the 2010 Youth Olympic Games. FIBA wants to create a comprehensive ranking system that would determine the best three-on-three teams in the world. FIBA already has a three-on-three world tour and world championship, but Baumann welcomed all three-on-three tournaments, such as Gus Macker and Hoop It Up, into the fold as long as those tournaments adhered to FIBA rules, including the registration of players in a database to chart wins and losses.

"Like volleyball has beach volleyball, swimming has synchronized swimming, we want three-on-three to be part of it," Baumann said.

After rankings determine the top teams worldwide, Baumann said, each nation would be responsible for creating a format to determine which team it would send to the Olympics.

Baumann reasoned that three-on-three would allow more countries to experience the Olympics and help FIBA expand basketball's global popularity. He said smaller basketball nations regularly send teams to the three-on-three world championship.

"We've chosen three-on-three as being one way of bringing that community into the Games," he said. "For us, this is also really about growing the mass of players on a grass-roots basis. We want them to be part of the family and hopefully have new talents for the game."

Courtesy of www.usatoday.com
  




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FIBA QT in Belgrade: Sublime Serbia triumph in Belgrade OQT Final to qualify for Olympics - 14 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manila: France beat Turkey - 14 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manila: Canada outlast New Zealand to reach Final - 14 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Croatia wins the final against Italy 84-78 (OT) for a place in Rio - 14 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: High-octane Serbia race past Czech Republic into final - 15 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Italy beats 79-54 Mexico to reach the final - 15 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Puerto Rico outlast Latvia, enter Final - 15 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Croatia is the first finalist, 66-61 against Greece - 15 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: Turkey advance at Senegal's expense - 16 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: France defeat New Zealand 66-59 - 16 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Czech Republic turn back Japan to make semi-finals - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Serbia see off plucky Angola to top Group A - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: Canada advances to Semis - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Greece wins the challenge for the first place 86-70 on Mexico - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: New Zealand break Philippine hearts - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: no problems for Croatia, 72-52 vs Tunisia for a place in semifinal - 17 days ago  
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Olympic Games Standings
Group A
 1. Australia 0-0 
 2. China 0-0 
 3. France 0-0 
 4. Serbia 0-0 
 5. USA 0-0 
 6. Venezuela 0-0 
Group B
 1. Argentina 0-0 
 2. Brazil 0-0 
 3. Croatia 0-0 
 4. Spain 0-0 
 5. Lithuania 0-0 
 6. Nigeria 0-0 
Points Per Game
 Andray BLATCHE
  USA
  (211-F/C-86)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Blatche, USA25.5 
 2. Bogdanovic, BIH24.3 
 3. Webster, NZL21.7 
 4. Joseph, CAN19.3 
 5. Cruz, MEX19.0 
 6. Bogdanovic, SRB17.8 
 7. Jokic, SRB17.8 
 8. De Colo, FRA17.3 
 9. Bertans, LAT16.3 
 10. Webster, NZL16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice NDOUR
  SEN
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Ndour, SEN10.5 
 2. Saric, CRO10.0 
 3. Webster, NZL9.7 
 4. Erden, TUR8.7 
 5. Thompson, CAN8.3 
 6. Vukona, FIJ7.7 
 7. Blatche, USA7.5 
 8. Jokic, SRB7.5 
 9. Gallinari, ITA7.3 
 10. Kazemi, IRI7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas SATORANSKY
  CZE
  (201-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Satoransky, CZE7.3 
 2. Bogdanovic, SRB6.0 
 3. Teodosic, SRB5.5 
 4. Calathes, USA5.3 
 5. Roll, USA5.0 
 6. Tabuse, JPN5.0 
 7. Arroyo, PUR4.5 
 8. Bertans, LAT4.3 
 9. Barea, PUR4.3 
 10. Joseph, CAN4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Carlos MORAIS
  (200-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Morais, ANG2.5 
 2. De Colo, FRA2.3 
 3. Gutierrez, MEX2.3 
 4. Holland, PUR2.3 
 5. Stoll, USA2.0 
 6. Doraghi, IRI2.0 
 7. Braa, TUN2.0 
 8. Jovic, SRB1.8 
 9. Kalinic, SRB1.8 
 10. Calathes, USA1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Maurice NDOUR
  SEN
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ndour, SEN3.0 
 2. Antetokounmp., GRE2.0 
 3. Mbodj, SEN1.5 
 4. Ghyaza, TUN1.5 
 5. Watanabe, JPN1.5 
 6. Pasecniks, LAT1.3 
 7. Vesely, CZE1.3 
 8. Antetokounmp., NGR1.3 
 9. Silins, LAT1.0 
 10. Cusin, ITA1.0 
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