SALEM, OR - Saturday, August 6, 2016 - Champions were crowned in the Men's U18 and Men's Open Qualifying Tournaments for the 2017 USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournaments. These qualifying tourneys were played under FIBA rules, which include a :12 shot clock, different check-in rules, and different scoring that add up to a fast-paced exciting brand of basketball.
In the Men's U18 contest, Team USA used some hot shooting from Zach Reichle (Wilsonville HS '17) to overwhelm We Can't Shoot, 18-8.
In the Men's Open contest, meanwhile, Team Crowe's size overall and strength proved to be too much for Team Roos in an 18-14 championship game win.
ONG Hoopla's representatives will be competing in a field of 12 teams at nationals. Should either team advance, they will become the USA Basketball representative in the FIBA 3x3 World Championships.
MEN'S U18 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
TEAM USA (18)
Matt O'Brien (6'9 Clackamas HS '17)
Zach Reichle (6'4 Wilsonville HS '17)
Jack Roche (5'10 Wilsonville HS '19)
Harrison Steiger (6'3 Wilsonville HS '17)
WE CAN'T SHOOT (8)
Taylor Blea (5'10 Sprague HS '18)
Kyle Greeley (6'3 West Salem HS '18)
Teagan Quitoriano (6'6 Sprague HS '18)
Perry VanHouten (6'3 Sprague HS '18)
MEN'S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
TEAM CROWE (18)
TEAM ROOS (14)