A new U18 3X3 Basketball League is being launched on Thursday featuring some of the best up and coming talent in the Kingdom.
Hosted at Al Hussein Business Park, the league has attracted 27 male and female teams to underline the staggering growth that the sport has enjoyed over the past year.
Fifteen teams have been confirmed for the male U18 League, while 12 will take part in the female version.
The boys get things underway at 6.30pm on Thursday with the girls taking to the courts on Friday and this weekend’s action is followed up by two more weekend stops on November 30 and December 7.
The tournament will be held on a straight league basis with the winner claiming the most points, with all teams meeting each other.
Jordan is looking to climb the world rankings to maximise its hopes of qualifying to the Youth Olympic Games that will be held in Argentina next summer.
Currently, the Kingdom’s men are 31st in the world from 168 nations and the women are 50th from 116, according to FIBA.