Santana, a true ambassador of 3×3 basketball

The fourth episode of FIBA 3×3 World Tour 2012 series (WATCH IT HERE) focuses on one of the most charismatic 3×3 basketball players, Angel Santana, from Romania. Well known for his abilities on the court and also for the joy and the fun he brings on and off the court, Santana tells his life story and reveals the root of his lifestyle. „Organized 5×5 basketball has been a bit like a job to me. It’s doing a job I love, which not everyone can say, but at the end of…

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Romania, sixth place at the FIBA 3×3 WC for juniors

The U18 Romanian national team finished sixth at the FIBA 3×3 World Championships, in Spain, reaching the quarter finals. Our boys were eliminated by Canada in the Last 8 Round, after a very tough game, 17-19 after the final whistle. The Romanian NT finished on the sixth place with a 6-3 record overall, behind Serbia, the new world champions, United States, France, Canada and Russia. Otherwise, Vlad Stoicoviciu and Andrei Damian took the bronze medals in the 2Ball shooting contest, finishing on the third place together with Holland. The Romanian…

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Sport Arena UPB, among the six best teams in the world

Sport Arena UPB finished among the six best teams at FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final (Miami, 21-23 September), the climax of the first ever FIBA 3×3 World Tour. The Romanian team advanced from the group phase with three wins and two deafeats, beating on the way to the quarter finals the winners from Madrid Masters, Team Split from Croatia, the finalists from Vladivostok Masters, Team Khabarovsk from Russia and the winners of the Sao Paolo Masters, Team Neuquen from Argentina. Sport Arena UPB lost a tough game against the eventual champions,…

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Eyes on the prize: FIBA 3×3 WT Final in Miami

The climax to the first full 3×3 season is only one week away, with the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final set to take place in Miami from 21-23 September. Representing cities all over the world, 12 of the best 3×3 teams will converge on the city’s iconic South Beach (off Collins Park) for three days of heart-stopping basketball action and entertainment as they battle to be crowned number one. Places in the Final were earned in the five 3×3 World Tour events played over the summer in Sao Paulo, Vladivostok,…

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Sport Arena UPB, at the 3×3 World Tour Final

Sport Arena UPB is the first Romanian team qualified for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final (Miami, 22-23 September), after they finished second at FIBA 3×3 World Tour Istanbul. The Romanian team, lead by Angel Santana, lost 12-17 with Vilnius in the final from Istanbul, but they advanced to Miami and they received a 5000 dollars prize for their performance. On the road to the final, Sport Arena UPB surpassed the University World Champions, team Kragujevac, which had in the roster the same four players that won the world title…

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Sport Arena UPB beat the world university champions

Sport Arena UPB cruised in Istanbul over the team from Kragujevac, 21-5, in the groups of FIBA 3×3 World Tour Master and increase their chances to advance to the quarter finals of the competition. The four players reunited in Istanbul for the team Kragujevac, represented Serbia in the World University Games earlier this summer and won the world title in the final against Romanian university national team. This is the second huge victory for Romanian 3×3 basketball after the Romanian national team won against USA Basketball at the FIBA 3×3…

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Romania, in the last 16 at WC, beat USA

The Romanian 3×3 basketball national team finished in the last sixteen at the first ever 3×3 World Championship, held in Athens between 23-26 August 2012, beating USA Basketball on their way to the knock-out round. The success against USA is an historic one for the Romanian Basketball and the game was just amazing, with Angel Santana nailing a three pointer with 3 seconds to go, for a 15-14 victory. Santana&Co played after just two hours another crucial game, against Russia, and they failed to advance to the quarter finals, even…

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