BUENOS AIRES (Youth Olympic Games 2018) - With the 3rd edition of the Youth Olympic Games starting on October 6, we look at the Top 10 players you should follow in Argentina during the 3x3 competition.
Sam Brunelle (USA)
The 17-year-old is predestined to be one of the best ballers the U.S has ever seen. The Chainsmokers fan will set the 3x3 court on fire at the Youth Olympic Games. Can she become the new Katie-Lou Samuelson?
Max De Geest (New Zealand)
Let’s be honest: the MVP of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup is the best thing coming out from New Zealand since “The Lord of The Rings”. The 6’ 3” star is more intimidating than an “All Black” when he goes for the dunk.
Gan-Erdene Gantsolmon (Mongolia)
Gantsolmon led Mongolia to the bronze medal in the last 3x3 U18 Asia Cup and even made the Team of the Tournament. Now, the challenge is even bigger, Khan he lead Mongolia to their first-ever Olympic Medal?
Sam Hofman (Belgium)
The 3x3 U18 Europe Cup 2017 Champion is back on the 3x3 court in Argentina. With his quick handles and his sweet J, he can lead Belgium to gold for the second consecutive year.
Diaba Konate (France)
The 3x3 U18 Europe Cup Team of the Tournament Member is faster than Mbappé. The 5’6” star will break your ankles with her quick first step. Can she win another medal this year after the silver she won in Debrecen?
Alzbeta Levinska (Czech Republic)
The #1 3x3 player in the world in the U18 category is just unstoppable. Ater leading Czech Republic to silver last year at the 3x3 U18 World Cup, she is hungry for more. Good luck trying to stop her in the post.
Patrick McCaffery (USA)
The MVP of the 3x3 USA National Championships 2018 was born with a basketball in his hands. Winning a gold medal is in his “Lucid Dreams” (his favorite song) and he will definitely go for it in Buenos Aires. Just prepare for the show: the buckets come always for free with Patrick McCaffery.
Nikita Remizov (Russia)
Remizov punched the rims at the 3x3 U18 Europe Cup 2018 like he was Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Krasnodar native is one of the most athletic U18 players we’ve ever seen. Good luck trying to contain him under the rim.
Orsolya Toth (Hungary)
The FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup 2017 MVP might be the most famous 3x3 player in the world after her mixtape went viral last year. She has a killer crossover and even more moves than followers on Instagram.
Xianglin Wu (China)
The MVP of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup 2018 led China to gold before! The 16-year-old is faster than a bullet train. Just watch your ankles if you are switching on her.