April 22, 2024

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Canyon Barry and Jimmer Fredette lead the US 3×3 team

Canyon Barry and Jimmer Fredette lead the US 3×3 team

The USA Basketball Association announced its four-member men's national 3×3 squad for the Paris Olympics on Tuesday.

Canyon Barry, former NBA player Jimmer Fredette, Kareem Maddox and Dylan Travis will return after winning silver at the 2023 World Cup for Team USA.

Barry, the son of NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry, played four years in the NBA and overseas and is a 3×3 specialist.

Fredette played parts of six seasons in the NBA with five teams and several years overseas and is known for his shooting prowess.

Maddox, a 5-on-5 basketball forward who played at Princeton and for several years abroad, has won five gold medals in international competition with Team USA dating back to 2019.

Travis, who won an NCAA Division II national title in college at Florida Southern, has won multiple medals with Team USA over the past four years.

“Representing your country at the Olympic Games is the ultimate honor,” said Joe Lewandowski, coach of the US national team. “I'm so happy for these guys after all the hard work and dedication they have put into 3×3 basketball. USA Basketball has the highest standards and now the hard work begins to achieve our gold medal dream.”

Unlike the standard 5v5 game, the 3v3 version is played on the half court with a 10-minute game clock and a 12-second shot clock. Teams “clear” the ball behind the two-point line after baskets, rebounds, or steals. The first team to score 21 points, or to lead when time expires, is the winner.

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