It took them over 2 months but Riga (LAT) finally won their 2nd Challenger of the season after edging out (21-18) Humpolec Bernard (CZE) in the final of the Cedevita Lipik 3×3 Challenger in Croatia on June 22-23, 2018. After dropping their opener against local favorites Split Statist (CRO), it looked like the bad streak was about to continue for the young Latvian team. After winning the Nanjing Challenger in April, Riga missed 3 straight opportunities to qualify for the World Tour in Moscow, The Hague and Hang Zhou.
FIBA will double total prize money at the FIBA 3×3 World Tour in 2018 to break the 1 million USD mark for the first time in 3×3 history.
“This is a crucial milestone for us,” FIBA 3×3 Managing Director Alex Sanchez said. “We want to give our current and future stars the financial means to dedicate themselves to the game and bring it to an even more spectacular level.”
3×3 basketball is an incredibly fast-paced and exciting sport which differs from traditional 5 v 5 in many ways. In this video we introduce you to the rules of 3×3 basketball!