A Romanian gal steers France towards the European title

The FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup has turned The Metropolitan Circus of Bucharest into a spectacular basketball arena for three days. Ana Maria Filip, a Romanian-born basketball player, who plays for France, was the star of the 2018 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup which ended on Sunday evening in Bucharest. Ana led France to the European title and was nominated in the All-Tournament Team. On the men’s side, four-times world champion Serbia broke the curse in the European competition and won its first-ever title in four appearances. Nearly 2,000 spectators attended Sunday’s…

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Star loaded FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup qualifier in Romania, in the most exquisite tourist destination

Men’s world champions, Serbia. Women’s world silver medalists Russia. Two of the most amazing dunkers in the world, Guy Dupuy and Jonathan Clark. Plus plenty to cheer for the local fans, as both Romanian NT will be part of the tournament. These are the main ingredients for what will most probably be an unforgettable 3×3 basketball weekend at Mamaia Beach, the most exquisite tourist summer destination in Romania, located in the city of Constanta. Freshly crowned kings of the world for a whooping fourth time, the Serbians from Novi Sad…

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Sport Arena Streetball Tour 2018, the 3×3 basketball marathon from June to September

Oradea will host the Tour Final on August 18-19.

After the official opening of the season, that took place in May at Nike 3×3 Challenge, the 3×3 Romanian national tour organized by Sport Arena Streetball will go on as a running fire starting this weekend to late September. With 15 popular tournaments and three major international competitions, this will be one of the busiest summers in the history of Sport Arena Streetball, a competition that entered its 14th season. The caravan of the new Olympic discipline will start the Romanian expedition in Galati, this weekend, June 2-3, in the…

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Sport Arena Streetball Tour 2018 kicked off in style with Nike 3×3 Challenge by Raiffeisen Bank

Top players, music and sports celebrities and thousands of fans had one destination during the last weekend: ParkLake Shopping Center. For three days, the shopping mall was the host of Nike 3×3 Challenge by Raiffeisen Bank, the season opener for the Sport Arena Streetball Tour 2018. Famous Romanian singer Lora had plenty of fun on the basketball court in the celebrity game, teaming up with football legend Bogdan Stelea and Andrei Pavel, one of Simona Halep’s coaches. Their opponents were famous basketball players Anca Stoenescu, a player with 14 national…

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Ready to play! Nike 3×3 Challenge inaugurates this season of Sport Arena Streetball, in ParkLake Shopping Center.

The second edition of Nike 3×3 Challenge will represent again, as in 2017, the official debut of the Romanian 3×3 basketball season, by being the first tournament of the national tour of Sport Arena Streetball. The event will take place between 11 and 13 may, in ParkLake Shopping Center. 2018 will represent the first complete season since the 3×3 basketball was included in the Olympic Games program, where it will be starting with the 2020 edition. After the success of the inaugural edition, Nike 3×3 Challenge returns in Park Lake,…

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Radu Petrescu is the best junior in the world at 3×3 basketball

The 3×3 Basketball World Rankings published earlier this year by the International Basketball Federation reveal Radu Petrescu as the top ranked junior at the age of 18. The third place is sealed by another Romanian player, Victor Bogdan, a teammate of Petrescu in Romania’s U18 national team which ranked 8th at the World Championship and 9th at the European Championship, back in 2017. Radu, who plays for Ştiinţa Bucureşti in the 2nd tier 5×5 basketball league, managed to win three tournaments on the national tour powered by Sport Arena Streetball…

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Busy year for the Romanian leading 3×3 promoter, Sport Arena Streetball

2017 will remain a landmark year in 3×3 basketball history, after the International Olympic Committee decided in June to include this discipline on the Olympic Games’ roster, starting with Tokyo 2020. With a record of 15 events organized in one year in Romania, Sport Arena Streetball, member of the FIBA 3×3 Advisory Board, continues to make a contribution to the development of this discipline, both at national and international level. 3×3 basketball began its journey to the Olympic Games in Bucharest, back in 2013, when Sport Arena Streetball organized the…

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With man down since the group stage, Riga Ghetto Basket scores a 3-men win at Bucharest Challenger and secures maiden World Tour Masters appearance

“We won the Bucharest Challenger and qualified for the Masters in Luasanne. We’re all in pain, but that’s what happened here. It’s a huge joy, you’ve seen the celebration. We also had chance on our side, it was fantastic” an ecstatic Agnis Cavars revealed, just seconds after the icon University Square in Bucharest witnessed four Latvians unleash. They screamed their hearts out, jumped like crazy and then collapsed on court, as if they were about to draw their pairs of wings, just like children do in the snow. Riga Ghetto…

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Big Bas’ squad beats the drum at Bucharest Challenger

The Netherlands will be represented for the first time at the 2016 edition of the Bucharest Challenger, just like Greece. Holland has barely finished celebrating the fantastic performance acquired by its own players at the mid- June 3×3 Basketball World Championship in France. Having never achieved significant results at any 5×5 basketball major tournaments, but with a keen desire to perform well in team-sports outside the football field, the Netherlands has crafted a national strategy. The Federation started to invest heavily in 2007 in several projects dedicated to children and…

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Romania’s Big 3. Bucharest Legends take on the world’s 3×3 giants

Those are players who have carried Romanian basketball on their shoulders for the last two decades, at the highest level, whether they were playing for the national team or at club level. Virgil Stănescu is the most iconic Romanian basketball player since 1989, having put together good seasons in the most powerful European championships and served as captain for the national team for almost two decades. Paul Helcioiu, winner of the FIBA Eurochallenge Cup back in 2005 with Asesoft Ploiești, was also a key-player for Romania’s national team. Mihai Paul…

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