Japan women's 3x3 squad vows to earn Olympic berth

Basketball Nov 9, 2019

Japan women's 3x3 squad vows to earn Olympic berth

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Shocking news came out of the blue early last month when the Japan Basketball Association revealed that the wild-card spot for either its men's or women's national 3x3 teams would be negated by the International Olympic Committee. In late March, FIBA had granted automatic berths ...

Andreas Zagklis takes reins at FIBA

Basketball Dec 14, 2018

Andreas Zagklis takes reins at FIBA

by Ed Odeven

Nearly two months after longtime secretary general Patrick Baumann's death on Oct. 13 in Buenos Aires, FIBA has appointed his successor. At a FIBA Central Board meeting on Dec. 7 in Mies, Switzerland, Andreas Zagklis was unanimously approved as the next secretary general. The 38-year Greek ...

Basketball Dec 1, 2018

Utsunomiya to host 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final

by Ed Odeven

Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, has been chosen to host next year's FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final, basketball's global governing body announced on Friday. The event is scheduled to be held Nov. 2 and 3, providing local fans with a glimpse of the halfcourt version of the ...

Rui Hachimura powers Japan in win over Kazakhstan

Basketball Sep 14, 2018

Rui Hachimura powers Japan in win over Kazakhstan

Young guns Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe carried the scoring load in helping Japan to an 85-70 win over Kazakhstan in the first game of the second round of FIBA World Cup Asian qualifying on Thursday. Hachimura finished with 24 points on an efficient 8-for-14 ...