Singapore men’s and women’s basketball teams drawn in same pool as powerhouses China for FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2024

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SINGAPORE, 22 February 2024 – The Republic’s men’s and women’s 3×3 basketball teams will face off against powerhouses China in the Main Draw of the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2024, with the draw setting up tantalising clashes for the home teams.

After playing world No. 1 China on 29 March, the Singapore women will also meet world No. 53 Chinese Taipei on the same day to round off their Pool A fixtures. The Singapore men’s team and world No. 4 China will be joined by qualifiers Chinese Taipei, Iran or Hong Kong, China to complete Pool A.

The Main Draw of the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2024 will feature 12 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams. Unseeded teams will participate in the Qualifying Draw and compete to earn qualification to the Main Draw. As hosts, Singapore received a bye and both men’s and women’s teams were drawn in Pool A in their respective events.

“I’m excited to represent Singapore at the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2024. We had a wonderful experience playing in front of the home crowd at the OCBC Square last year and we’re hoping to improve on our performance. We’ve been training hard and fine-tuning some tactics. We hope to make Singapore proud,” said Kelvin Lim Hong Da, Singapore men’s 3×3 captain.

“The sky is the limit for the Singaporean players coming through our ranks. My goal is to empower the team to realise its full potential. Our long-term aim is performing well at the 2029 SEA Games on home soil and potentially qualifying for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games. I am pleased with the progress made during my short time with the team. The FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2024 will allow us to test ourselves against the best. We are looking forward to going up against the Chinese teams, and I promise we will put up a strong fight,” said Lazar Rasic, Singapore 3×3 National Team Head Coach.

Backed by a partisan home crowd at the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2023, Singapore’s men’s team earned a historic maiden victory in the competition with a 22-20 win against Chinese Taipei, before falling 14-21 to China in the quarter-final. A rematch with Chinese Taipei may be on the cards, should the team top Qualifying Draw A.

Elsewhere in the men’s competition, Pool B boasts defending champions Mongolia, Thailand, and Qualifying Draw B group toppers, while runners-up Australia will start the competition in Qualifying Draw C. Bronze medallists New Zealand were drawn in Pool D.

In the women’s competition, a mouth-watering clash is set to take place on 30 March, with holders Australia drawn in Pool D alongside silver medallists New Zealand, setting up a repeat of last year’s final.

“We are excited to return to Singapore to compete and defend our gold medal from last year. This is a really important competition for Australian 3×3 basketball as we look ahead to the 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament,” said Australia women’s 3×3 basketball player Anneli Maley.

Singapore will host the premier 3×3 tournament from 27 to 31 March 2024 for the third straight edition, with the Qualifying Draw taking place on 27 and 28 March. The action-packed FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2024 will be held at the OCBC Square at Singapore Sports Hub, a venue renowned for staging numerous prestigious sports events.

Spectators can look forward to five days of thrilling basketball action with at least six games being played each session (except Session 3 on 31 March). Sessions 1 and 2 on 27 and 28 March are complimentary, until full capacity is reached, while tickets to the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2024’s remaining matches start from just $5 per session (excluding booking fee). More pricing details can be found in the table below.

The men’s teams from the Republic of Korea and Northern Mariana Islands will battle in a Qualifying Draw match on 27 March and will be the opening game for the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2024. Find out the full schedule and specific fixtures here.

DatesSessionStandard*Youths* (18yo and below)Seniors* (55yo and above)
27 / 28 March1, 2FREEFREE
27 / 28 March3$10 per session$5 per session
29 / 30 March1, 2$20 per session$10 per session
31 March1, 2$30 per session$15 per session
31 March3$40 per session$20 per session

*Excluding booking fee

About FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2024

The FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2024 is the seventh edition of the tournament, and it will be the third consecutive year that Singapore hosts the international event. In 2022, after a successful debut event hosted in the city-state, FIBA and Sport Singapore agreed a three-year partnership for Singapore to host the tournament (2023, 2024 and 2025). The event is organised by Kallang Alive Sport Management. Exciting, urban and innovative, 3×3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.

About Sport Singapore

As the national sports agency, Sport Singapore’s core purpose is to inspire the Singapore spirit and transform Singapore through sport. Through innovative, fun and meaningful sporting experiences, our mission is to reach out and serve communities across Singapore with passion and pride. With Vision 2030 – Singapore’s sports master plan, our mandate goes beyond winning medals. Sport Singapore uses sport to create greater sporting opportunities and access, more inclusivity and integration as well as broader development of capabilities. Sport Singapore works with a vast network of public-private-people sector partners for individuals to live better through sport.

To find out more, visit SportSG’s websites at www.sportsingapore.gov.sg and https://www.activesgcircle.gov.sg/read.

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About Singapore Sports Hub

Singapore Sports Hub is an iconic, premier destination offering sporting, entertainment and lifestyle experiences for all to enjoy. This world-class development is managed by Kallang Alive Sport Management Co Pte Ltd (KASM). It offers programming that comprises international, recreational and competitive events, live entertainment as well as activities that cater to the broader community. The Singapore Sports Hub aims to serve the sporting and entertainment needs of people from all walks of life.

Credit: Singapore Sports Hub

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