Basketball 3x3 debuts at Pacific Games

Basketball 3x3 debuts at the Pacific Games, with the discipline also set to make its debut at the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.

In this version, two teams of three players aim to score in one hoop, with the first team to 21 points the winner.

In the 2017 Mini Games, Samoa and the Cook Islands took home gold in the men's and women's events respectively, however Vanuatu and New Caledonia enter as the top seeds according to regional rankings.

The format of the tournament has two pools of six teams in the men's and two pools of seven and six teams for the women's.

The top four of each pool will advance to the knockout rounds.


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