Jordan’s young 3x3 Basketball team have learned a lot from their opening day of competition at the Asian Games.
The team, all aged 17 or 18 and using the Games as vital experience ahead of the Youth Olympics in October, opened their Group C campaign with a narrow last-shot loss to Syria 21-19. A 22-7 defeat to Japan followed.
Next up they meet Qatar and Nepal in their final group matches on Friday with the top two from the five-team group going to the semi-finals.
This is the first time in Asian Games history that 3x3 Basketball has been included, ahead of its Olympics debut in 2020.