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Presented by Kaiser Permanente

3X3 NATIONAL CUP
 

The Road to the World Tour
 

When: October 16 • 2:30pm - 6:30pm

Where: Golden 1 Center

Price of Admission: FREE

Professional 3x3 basketball
 

10 of the best men's teams in America will battle it out for cash prizes, bragging rights, and a trip to Brazil to compete in the FIBA 3x3 Pro Circuit. Fans will be able to watch all 7 playoff games plus an electric Dunk Contest, beginning with the Quarterfinals out in DOCO Plaza starting at 2:30pm.

Price of Admission: FREE
 

What is 3x3?

Welcome to 3x3 basketball. It’s half court and FULL THROTTLE. The Sacramento Kings, Kaiser Permanente, and 3BALL USA are proud to bring this exciting new brand of basketball to Sacramento, home of the greatest basketball fans in the world! FIBA 3x3, considered the fastest-paced team sport in the world, is now an Olympic sport and was an instant hit when it debuted last year at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

 

As a part of Kings Fan Fest, this event is open to the public with free admission. Claim your free tickets at Kings.com/FanFest

This isn’t the 3-on-3 you remember playing in the park. Every possession is life and death in this gladiator sport, so the intensity and sense of urgency is evident from start to finish. With a 12-second shot clock and a live ball after made baskets, the action never stops. Games are a 10-minute sprint, or who can get to 21 the fastest. The ball must be cleared beyond the arc after every change of possession, which only adds to the intensity with the 12-second shot clock ticking down. See all of the innovative FIBA 3x3 game rules here.

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The Tournament
 

This official FIBA 3x3 qualifier will feature 10 select teams, including most of the top men’s 3x3 squads in America. These are true Olympic hopefuls, fighting for a chance to wear USA across their chest and earn gold medals at Paris 2024. 

Featuring the top teams in the USA, loaded with national team prospects:

Princeton 3x3

  • Current ranking #1 in the USA / #8 in the world

  • National Champions in 2019, 2018, and 2017 and winners of the 2019 FIBA 3x3 Los Angeles World Tour Masters

Omaha 3BALL

  • Current ranking: #2 in the USA / #17 in the world

  • 2021 National Champions and winners of the 2022 FIBA 3x3 Quebec Challenger

NY Harlem

  • Current ranking: #4 in the USA / #21 in the world

  • 2022 National Champions and winners of the 2019 FIBA 3x3 Lausanne Masters

Team Minnesota

  • Current ranking: #6 in the USA

  • Winners of the 2021 USA Midwest Regional and 2018 USA Nationals Runner-Up

BALL IS LIFE

  • Current ranking: #7 in the USA

  • Winners of the Red Bull 3X Charlotte

NY Harlem

  • Current ranking: #10 in the USA

  • Winners of the Red Bull 3X Boston

Tournament Schedule
 

Quarterfinals (DOCO Court)

2:30pm - Princeton vs Play-In Winner (Quarterfinal Game 1)

2:55pm - Minnesota vs BALL IS LIFE (Quarterfinal Game 2)

3:20pm - Omaha 3BALL vs OKC (Quarterfinal Game 3)

3:45pm - NY Harlem vs Los Angeles (Quarterfinal Game 4)

Semifinals + Championship Game 
(Inside Golden 1 Center)

4:20pm - Court 1: Exhibition: Dunk Qualifier

4:40pm - Court 1: Winner of QF1 vs Winner of QF2 (Semifinal Game 1)

5:05pm - Court 1: Winner of QF3 vs Winner of QF4 (Semifinal Game 2)

5:30pm - Court 1: Exhibition: Dunk Final

6:00pm - Court 1: Championship Game