Belgium aims for another podium finish in the women’s tournament, after winning the bronze medal on its debut, back in 2014

Belgium aims for another podium finish in the women’s tournament, after winning the bronze medal on its debut, back in 2014

Belgium returns to the European Championships in the women’s competition after a two-year absence. Bronze medalists in 2014, at the first appearance of the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup on the calendar, Belgium is the least competitive team that will be showing up in Romania, according to the participating nations’ positions in the FIBA Federation Ranking (# 41). Belgium comes with a well-balanced team, both in terms of the age of the athletes and height. Fannie Vandesteene is the Belgian player with the most points in the World Rankings – a…

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The Qualifier’s Top Scorer and a quite petite playmaker to propel Belarus at its first FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup showing

The Qualifier’s Top Scorer and a quite petite playmaker to propel Belarus at its first FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup showing

FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup marks an absolute debut for Belarus’ women’s national team at this international level. Having failed to qualify for all the six previous World Championships, as well as for the three previous Europe Cups, the Belarusians come to Bucharest after a third place at FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup Qualifier, France, 2018. Ranked 27th in the FIBA Federation Ranking for Women, Belarus is all but a convenient outsider. Anastasiya Sushchyk, a 1,60 m playmaker, is one of the players to watch in Bucharest. The shortest basketball player on…

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Injury-hit Bosnia&Herzegovina is faced with a fiery debut at FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup

Injury-hit Bosnia&Herzegovina is faced with a fiery debut at FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s men will participate for the first time at the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup. Sitting 25th in the FIBA Ranking – Men, Bosnia and Herzegovina completes the strongest group in the competition scheduled to take place at the Bucharest Metropolitan Circus,  September 14-16th. Group A is the only one of the four on the field featuring three nations ranked inside the Top 25 FIBA Federation Ranking. Based on the bone-structure of the powerful team Vitez – a Top 15 team in the World Ranking at the beginning of…

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Mukubu Bosses Belgium: they bring an U18 World Champion to Bucharest

Mukubu Bosses Belgium: they bring an U18 World Champion to Bucharest

Belgium competes for the second time at the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup, lining up at the start as an outsider capable of overturning hierarchies, given their unlikely victory at the U18 World Championship last year. Belgian players make sporadic appearances on the 3×3 tour and only one athlete scores in the Top 200 Individual World Ranking, but at the U23 level. In a team where experience rules, the team leader is veteran Wen Boss Mukubu, a Belgian player of Congolese origin, who played a decisive part in his national team’s…

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