3X3 Basketball 🏀 : Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team has been drawn alongside France, Germany and Italy in Group A for a place in the 2019 FIBA 3×3 World cup.
Nigeria currently ranked 76th in the world and 10th in Africa failed to get automatic ticket after failure at the FIBA Africa Cup title in Benin Republic.
They face the 3×3 super powers in San Juan, Puerto Rico between May 4 and 5, 2019.
The team will hope to beat world number 25, Germany and Italy ranked 17th on the global ranking if they are to stand a chance of qualifying for the World Cup before meeting France a 3rd best team In the world.
Group A and B winners will automatically qualify for the semifinals while the 2nd and 3rd placed teams will play in the quarterfinals to determine the other 2 semifinalists.
Winners of the semifinals will qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2019 holding in Amsterdam, Netherlands between June 18-23.