NZ Men win FIBA 3 on 3 World Champs
The New Zealand Men have won the inaugural FIBA World 3 on 3 Championships in Rimini, Italy.
Isaac Fotu hit the gamewinner with just a few seconds on the clock to capture the 19-18 victory over Bulgaria.
Earlier in the semi-finals, they had beaten Host nation Italy.
This would have to be NZ's first FIBA World Championship in any event.
There was 36 Boys teams, and 24 Girls teams..What I have come to love about 3 on 3 is that a lot of the nations can come up with the money and resources for 4 players and 1 coach..They simply cannot do the same with 12 players.
Hence, teams like Sri Lanka, Qatar and even Nepal entered the competition.
I think it is a great way to get smaller nations onto the World Basketball stage.