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Saint Lucia qualifies for the Inaugural FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup 2021

SAINT Lucia Basketball Federation (SLBF) is overjoyed at Saint Lucia’s senior Men’s qualification for the Inaugural FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup 2021.

With a rank of 120, Saint Lucia will participate in the tournament from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th November.

Image: Flashback 2017!! Saint Lucia men’s 3x3 team versus Trinidad and Tobago at the Antilles championship in Saint Lucia. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
Flashback 2017!! Saint Lucia men’s 3×3 team versus Trinidad and Tobago at the Antilles championship in Saint Lucia. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

According to SLBF President, Leslie Collymore, “This is not only a first for Saint Lucia and our senior players on the 3×3 basketball’s biggest stage; but also, the first for FIBA as well hosting a 3×3 AmeriCup tournament.”

This historic 3×3 competition and for the first time in nine years, will be hosted in Miami, Florida.

Collymore said, “Saint Lucia 3×3 Men’s team will participate in 3 pools of 3 teams qualification draw on November 12 & 13th and the winning teams to advance to the Main Draw. The SLBF intends to prepare, compete, and advance to the Main Draw and represent 758 proudly.”

“We are excited to have qualified for the inaugural FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup 2021 tournament, and for our senior player who have felt that there is no basketball for them, but it does not stop there; we fully intend to field a competitive team and encourage our senior players to seize the opportunity and take the time to prepare from now.” he stated.

As part of the selection process for the team that will represent Saint Lucia, the SLBF will be hosting a series of local 3×3 tournaments islandwide.

More details will be announced shortly.

Players are reminded to create and confirm their 3×3 account using this link https://play.fiba3x3.com/signup. DM the SLBF on Instagram or Facebook if assistance is required or email us at 3x3stlucia@gmail.com

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