Jordan’s bid to send a 3x3 Basketball team to the Youth Olympics later this year has stepped up a level with the introduction of a three-stop national series.
The ‘Road to the Youth Olympics’ Championship was launched in Al Hussein Business Park for 14-16 year-olds.
It attracted 26 teams from 21 schools across the Kingdom and Amman Academy took the Boys title after beating American Modern School, 11-6, in the final. Bishop finished third.
In the Girls category, Shweifat School beat Rosary 8-5 in the final, while Amman Academy finished third. There will be two more tournaments with the team collecting the most points taking the title.
“The tournament is very interesting for the kids, and it is taking the game to more players,” said Ramez Kawar, Event Manager.
“We want to spread the sport among the younger generation and discover the talent which can represent our national teams in the future.”
The 3x3 Basketball Committee is hoping to advance on the FIBA rankings to improve their chance of qualifying for this summer’s Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.