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2024 USA Basketball 3×3 Men’s National Team announced, to hold training camp during Final Four

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USA Basketball finalized its four-man roster for the 2024 3×3 Men’s National Team last week and also announced that the team will hold a training camp in conjunction with the NCAA Men’s Final Four April 3-7 in Phoenix.

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Canyon Barry, former Phoenix Sun Jimmer Fredette, Kareem Maddox and Dylan Travis are the four players participating in the Olympics, as selected by the USA Basketball 3×3 Men’s National Team Committee.  

“We are very excited and proud to announce the first USA Basketball 3×3 Men’s National Team that will compete at the Olympics,” said Jay Demings, USA Basketball 3×3 national team director and member of the USA Basketball 3×3 men’s selection committee, in a press release. “These four athletes have impressive USA Basketball competitive results and have been tremendous representatives of our country. We appreciate all the athletes that attended training camp to compete for a spot on the roster.”    

Joe Lewandowski, who has been coaching and advising the USA 3×3 program since 2014, will serve as the head coach. He will be assisted by James Fraschilla.

The four players have been playing together for a while for the 3×3 team, as the release details:

The quartet began competing together for USA Basketball at the 2022 FIBA 3×3 Men’s AmeriCup, where they brought home the gold medal. Since then, the foursome won the gold medal at the 2023 Pan American Games and silver at the 2023 FIBA 3×3 World Cup.  

The ensemble also represented USA Basketball as Team Miami on the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Tour. Accomplishments on the pro circuit include becoming the first American team to win a World Tour event since 2019 (FIBA 3×3 Cebu Masters and FIBA 3×3 Abu Dhabi Masters). Overall, as Team Miami, the U.S. men recorded four top-3 finishes on the tour.”

As for the event schedule at the Final Four this week, here’s how you can watch the team:

Team activity includes an exhibition game against Puerto Rico at the Reese’s Men’s Final Four Friday (State Farm Stadium); a modified exhibition game against Puerto Rico during halftime of the second semifinal game on Saturday (State Farm Stadium); and an open practice and autograph session at the Men’s Final Four Fan Fest on Sunday (Phoenix Convention Center) …

The Paris 2024 Olympics are set for July 26-Aug. 11, with the 3×3 basketball competition set for July 30-Aug. 5 at Place de la Concorde.

Different than 5-on-5, 3×3 is played on a half-court with a 10-minute game clock and 12-second shot clock. Play is continuous, as teams “clear” the ball behind the 2-point line following a made basket, defensive rebound or steal. The first team to score 21 points via 1-point field goals or 2-pointers behind the arc is victorious; or if time expires then the team leading wins.”

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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