The sport of 3x3 Basketball in Jordan has received an enormous shot in the arm after the national team confirmed its place to take part in the 5th World 3x3 Basketball Cup in Manila, Philippines, next year.
Jordan secured their spot thanks to being ranked 35th on the latest FIBA world rankings, fifth in Asia and top in the Arab World.
It shows tremendous progress from the Kingdom which set up a special 3x3 Basketball Committee earlier this year in order to progress the sport under the supervision of the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC).
Since then, a number of tournaments have been organised and the national teams for men and women as well as youth teams have participated at events across Asia.
And the hard work has paid off with this latest confirmation that will further enhance Jordan’s bid to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Whilst this is the first time the men will compete at the World Cup, the women’s team have taken part in the Women’s World Cup.