Portugal and USA stand out on Day 3 at FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2022

25 Aug 2022

DEBRECEN (Hungary) - Portugal (men) and USA (women) had a perfect record on Day 3 at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup in Debrecen, Hungary, on August 25, 2022.

THE TEAMS

Reigning champs USA dominated the women's field on Day 3 in Debrecen and finished pool play undefeated. The squad topped Pool D after 2 more wins before the limit against Kyrgyzstan (21-4) and Ukraine (21-12). Actually, their game against Kyrgyzstan is the second fastest game of the tournament so far with 6'02 playing time.

Last year's MVP Mikaylah Williams led the US in scoring with a total of 20 points today (10 per game) and finished the pool stage with 37 overall.

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Portugal had to win both games to advance to the quarter-finals and they did not disappoint as they survived a thriller against Mongolia (17-16) and then dominated Kyrgyzstan ( 21-15) to secure a spot in the knock-out rounds. Danilo Borges, with 18 points today, led the Portuguese squad to an historic moment as they clinched the quarter-finals spot in their first-ever 3x3 U18 World Cup participation.

THE PLAYER

Rokas Jocys is taking Debrecen by storm! The Lithuanian wonderkid is not just Juste Jocyte's brother. This dude led all scorers after 3 days of competition with 45 points in 4 games (11.3 per game) and is already making a big case for MVP.

THEY ADVANCED TO THE QUARTER-FINALS

MEN
Lithuania- Portugal
Latvia - Ukraine

WOMEN
USA - Netherlands
France- Ukraine

TOP SCORERS
1. Rokas Jocys - Lithuania men - 45pts
2. Rostyslav Kabanov - Ukraine men - 41pts
3. Kateryna Koval - Ukraine women - 39 pts
4. Mikaylah Williams - USA women - 37 pts.
5. Rainers Lisicins - Latvia men - 36 pts.

DAY 4

Pool play action ends tomorrow with Men's and Women's Pools A and C fighting for the last spots in the quarter-finals

WHERE CAN I WATCH?

The FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup takes place in Debrecen, Hungary from August 23 to 28 and you can follow it live on the FIBA 3x3 YouTube and Facebook pages. You can also join the conversation using the hashtag #3x3U18