• Thu. Jun 8th, 2023

FIBA 3×3 Planet Cup kicks off summer time of international competitors for Pac-12 women’s basketball student-athletes


May 26, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO – A busy summer time of international competitors for Pac-12 women’s basketball student-athletes with USA Basketball starts subsequent week with Stanford’s Cameron Brink. The two-time WBCA All-American and two-time Conference Defensive Player of the Year created the USA 3×3 Women’s Planet Cup Group that will compete at the 2023 FIBA 3×3 Planet Cup from Could 30 to June four in Vienna, Austria.

Brink, who will make her 3×3 national group debut following five-on-five gold medals at the 2018 FIBA U17 and 2019 FIBA U19 Women’s Planet Cups, is joined on the squad by Cierra Burdick, Linnae Harper and Hailey Van Lith.

The U.S. will open in Pool C, tipping off against Canada on Tuesday, Could 30 at four a.m. PT and Hungary at six a.m. PT. Pool play concludes Thursday, June 1 against Mongolia at two a.m. PT and the Czech Republic at four:25 a.m. PT. Ought to the U.S. qualify, the play-in round and quarterfinals are scheduled for Saturday, June three, followed by the semifinals and championship on Sunday, June four.

Canada’s roster for the occasion attributes a pair of Utah women’s basketball alumnae in Paige Crozon and Michelle Plouffe.

Each game will stream reside on YouTube at www.youtube.com/fiba3x3. For much more facts on the 2023 FIBA 3×3 Planet Cup, click here.

Diverse than five-on-five, 3×3 is played on a half-court with a ten-minute game clock and 12-second shot clock. Play is continuous, as teams “clear” the ball behind the two-point line following a created basket, defensive rebound or steal. The 1st group to score 21 points by way of 1-point field targets or two-pointers behind the arc is victorious or if time expires then the group major wins.

UCLA’s Lauren Betts and Charisma Osborne and USC’s Rayah Marshall are 3 of eight athletes that have been chosen to the 2023 USA Women’s AmeriCup Group. 5 finalists, which includes Oregon’s Likelihood Gray, will return for AmeriCup instruction camp, which starts June 22 in Colorado Springs, to compete for the remaining roster spots. The total 12-member roster will be announced just before the group goes to the 2023 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup July 1-9 in León, Mexico. That group is led by Washington State head coach Kamie Ethridge.

Oregon’s Grace VanSlooten, Stanford’s Talana Lepolo, and UCLA’s Londynn Jones and Kiki Rice created the 2023 USA Women’s U19 National Group following 3 days of trials earlier this month. That group will reconvene for instruction camp in Colorado Springs on July two just before heading to Madrid for the 2023 FIBA U19 Women’s Planet Cup, which runs from July 15-23.

Other international rosters will be announced closer to the start off of FIBA events. Arizona’s Helena Pueyo and Oregon graduate Maite Cazorla are amongst 17 players instruction with Spain in the hopes of creating the country’s roster for FIBA Women’s EuroBasket, which runs from June 15-25 in Israel and Slovenia. Right now, Pueyo was named to Spain’s FIBA 3×3 U23 Nations League roster, which has games June six, 7 and eight in Bratislava. 

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