Jordan’s relative fledgling journey in the world of 3x3 Basketball will reach another significant milestone this week with the Opening Ceremony of the 18th Asian Games hosted by Indonesia.
Jordan have sent a young team of Omar Al Bukhari, Rayan Jarad, Hanna Juha and Shaker Shbeer to compete against some of the heavyweights of Asian Basketball as the Kingdom continues to establish itself as a major player in the sport.
The team has been training hard under the supervision of Mutasim Salameh who has focused on tactics and the fitness levels of the players as well as their mental preparation.
Their participation provides a timely check on form and vital experience before they head off to the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October.
3x3 Basketball is a new addition to the Asian Games schedule with 20 teams distributed into four groups.
Jordan will compete in Group C alongside Japan, The Maldives, Nepal and Qatar.
The team launches its campaign on August 21 against Japan follow by The Maldives, before taking on Qatar and Nepal three days later.