LC
Earlier this month

Australian FIBA 3x3 World Cup teams named

The Australian men's and women’s teams have been announced by Basketball Australia for the 2019 FIBA 3×3 World Cup that will be held in Amsterdam from 18-23 June.

There are no surprises either, with the teams boasting familiar faces from their recent World Cup qualification campaign and Asia Cup gold medal victories.

Familiar faces as Australia names 3x3 World Cup teams

I really like the chances for the women. In form, talented and experienced.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Women
Cole/Garrick/Kunek/Froling

Men
Wright/Coenraad/Hire/Steel


We can do alot better With the men's side.

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Greenie  
Earlier this month

linky no worky

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LC  
Earlier this month

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Greggo  
Earlier this month

Linky still no worky.

Why Steel in for Walker?

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Greggo  
Earlier this month

Linky worky, and answered my question haha.

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LC  
Earlier this month

LOL

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I believe rules state you must have at least 2 of your team come from the world 3x3 player rankings. In this case for the men Wright (#1 in Aus #210 in world) and Steel (#3 in Aus #320 in world) must be in the team. Lucas Walker (#2 in Aus #251 in world) must not be available.

For the Women, Cole (#1 in AUS & #36 in World) & Kunek (#2 in Aus & #37 in world) must be included.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Don't think we are being serious on the men's side in 3x3. Not sure when they will start bringing in 6'8 guys that can handle, shoot and defend that can go full throttle for along time. We are going to get run over at the WC.

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Greggo  
Earlier this month

I usually try not to be necessarily negative, but I agree with you. This is a team that will probably go to the olympics. We can't be sending guys that probably don't rank in the top 200 of basketball athletes in the country to the pinnacle of sport!

I really think we have to have a look at who we are possibly sending. Prepare people that are fringe Boomer talent. Goulding, Creek (probably in team) Froling, Humphries, Green, Adel etc etc. Even a tier below that of solid NBL guys. Sobey, Drmic, Deng, Lisch, Newley etc. Not guys that are outside/ fringe NBL

I understand it's a different game, but this isn't the best team we can assemble.

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Cram  
Earlier this month

Always going to be a problem with sports that are really just spin offs of other sports.

The Rugby 7s teams that go to the Olympics are not going to feature many guys who would get a look in at their national team's World Cup team (although on the women's side its different).

Volleyball/Beach volleyball has become sufficiently specialised that players tend to compete in one or the other year round.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I'm not a regular follower of 3 on 3 but when I see Greg Hire I think yikes.

After the initial Boomers 18 man squad is announced could they not name a further 10 man training squad with guys like Lisch, Hodgson, Majok Deng, Grida etc that most fans know of.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Rugby 7s and Beach Volleyball are very good comparisons for 3x3 when comparing to 5v5 basketball. They are very different disciplines from the traditional version and require some of the same fundamentals, but expertise in different areas.

With the points-based ranking systems, it is hard to reach the upper ranks in the world without devoting yourself to 3x3 fully. Australia is many years behind the leaders in the sport. It has been left to a handful of people to push this sport forward.

With only 8 nations competing at the Olympics, it will be really difficult for the men to be involved. However, the women could have a good chance as women's 3x3 is not as well established.

Best wishes to all these players. Don't play down their efforts to put Australia on the 3x3 map.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I think these guys would make good 3x3 players.

Grida
Cooks
Barlow
Norton
Mccarron
Jois
Creek
Lisch

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Hogwash  
Earlier this month

Agree with a couple of the anons above, a team of Coenraad, Hire etc just doesn't do much for me as a basketball fan.
Would be better with guys like Grida.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Hire and Coenraad? WTF!

You will only medal with specialist 3x3 players and if you're going to use NBL players why are retired/almost retired players being chosen. This is a young man's game.

Seriously ridiculous selection here. What a waste.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this month

Might as well add Jason Cadee.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I think Nicholson and Talbot would be good on the women's roster also.
Both top notch defenders.

Zavecz was a good defender for the Asia 3x3 but offers not much offensively.
Think k.froling is a slight upgrade on zavecz.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

We need
4x 6'10 Ben simmons who can shoot the 3.
4x 6'2 Bec coles who defend better and can also shoot the ball from 3.

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Distasteful  
Earlier this month

What a surprise Hogwash and Perthworld yet again you are displeased with the selection of Hire & Coenradd

How many games of 3x3 Basketball have you seen this particular lineup play? You know know these 4 guys qualified through a World Cup Qualifier in Puerto Rico. 3/4 won Gold at the Asia Cup.

3x3 is COMPLETELY different than 5 on 5; these guys are getting more experienced and suit the game... watch the games and than provide feedback

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I watched the Asia cup and hire was not good enough. Coenraad was good down the stretch and Walker got better with every game but he was not chosen this time.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Naar and Moller together would be great 3x 3 players, chuck in McCarron, Brandt Barlow would be great.

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TH62  
Earlier this month

You guys are a hoot :rofl:

"Walker got better with every game" 4 points in the last 2 games (18 total), yep, he got better and better.

"This is a young man's game.": Dusan Bulut, the #1 ranked 3x3 player in the world is 33, (Perthworld strikes again)

"We can't be sending guys that probably don't rank in the top 200 of basketball athletes in the country to the pinnacle of sport!" : 2 of the top 5 players never played 5x5 basketball (social not included), 2 played 2nd division and 1 played a year in the Hungarian league, hardly top 200 in their country.

3x3 is different, 12 second shot clocks, that means lots of missed shots.
As "real" basketball fans know you can't have everybody shooting the ball, not in 3x3 anyway.
Hire got 34 rebounds from the total of 73 we got, Coenraad was the shooter, the Aussies won.

"Hire and Coenraad? WTF!"
For the record Hire also scored 21 points and finished 11th in that category whilst Coenraad finished as the top scorer of the Asian Cup with 35, so there Perthworld, once again you failed :rofl:

This team might not be as good and competitive compared to the European sides, but over there 3x3 has it's own professional competition.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Asian Cup is weak and World Cup qualifying also since 40 teams qualify. As you said outside of Europe the talent falls away. The World Cup will be the proof in the pudding.

Our top male is ranked over #200. Ex NBL players playing this as a side gig is not going to improve our lowly standard and rank in this form of the game.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

20*

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Perthworld knows that a team won't win shit if it doesn't contain 3 imports

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Perthworld  
Last week

Men fail to qualify to the playoffs. Told you.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Women scrape past Japan and will be in 1/4s

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