Top women to watch at FIBA 3x3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament 1 2024

10 Apr 2024

HONG KONG (China) - There are plenty of wonder women ready to shine at the all-important FIBA 3x3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament 1 2024 on April 12-14. 

Here are the top players you just have to watch closely. 

Klaudia Papp (Hungary)

There might not be a quicker player than this Hungarian, who can speed to the hoop faster than you can type her surname.

She has lit up the Women's Series in recent seasons, with the 5ft. 6in (1.68m) Papp relentless in her attack of the basket. Papp can score at the rim whenever she wants, but she's been steeling herself for her true 3x3 breakout. 

Hungary are the No.1 seed in Hong Kong and a lot of that has to do with Papp, who is ready to put the team on her back as they aim to book a ticket to Paris. 

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Aldona Morawiec (Poland)

The Pole can make the hole look very large because she nails difficult shots so easily. 

We saw this with our own eyes at the Europe Cup 2022 when she led Poland to a historic bronze medal. The 6ft (1.83m) bucket getter was unstoppable and she reached the Team of the Tournament after pouring in 31 points in just five games. 

If she can recreate that heat wave in Hong Kong then Poland might be leaving with a ticket to Paris.  


Soraya Mohamed (Egypt)

At FIBA 3x3, we don't dish out nicknames so easily.  They have to be earned and, boy, does Soraya earn the 'African Queen'. 

She has dominated the half-courts in Africa and broken countless ankles along the way. 

Soraya is so amazing that we've made a documentary on her incredible journey that quite simply you should drop what you're doing and go watch. 

She's 3x3 royalty and the next prize in her sights will be an Olympic medal. 

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Alexandra Mollenhauer (Azerbaijan) 

You know why Azerbaijan are a legit dark horse? Because Alexandra Mollenhauer can go toe-to-toe with anyone on the half-court.

She was top 10 in overall points in last year's Women's Series, where the 25-year-old showcased her deadly inside-outside game.

At 6ft (1.82m) Mollenhauer can shoot over most players, but she will also blow by taller opponents through quickness. She's ready to combine all her skills to make a name for herself and her country in Hong Kong. 

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Indra Ulziibat (Mongolia)

In the 3x3 crazy nation of Mongolia, there has been a lot of hype over this 22-year-old who we saw glimpses of during last year's Women's Series and World Cup.

But she had her true breakout at the recent FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2024, with a team leading 26 points to inspire Mongolia to an emotional bronze medal. Her incredible performance saw her deservedly make the Team of the Tournament. 

She may be small in stature, but Ulziibat can score anywhere on the half-court and if she does that in Hong Kong then Mongolia might be celebrating more success. 

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Ziomara Morrison (Chile)

Chile are going to need a giant-killing run to go all the way in Hong Kong, but they do have a chance if Ziomara Morrison can unleash her devastating scoring abilities. 

At 6ft 5in (1.95m), Morrison can obviously make the paint her personal playground, but she also has range. It's quite unfair! Morrison is an inside-outside threat making her unguardable as opponents will soon find out in Hong Kong.