Indian Men’s 3×3 Basketball Team Achieves Highest FIBA ​​World Rankings Ever

India’s 3×3 men’s basketball rankings have jumped dramatically from 70th to 16th, thanks to the recently concluded third season of the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) backed by the 3×3 Pro Basketball League (3BL). 3BL Season 3 was held in Chandigarh from March 8-21 and saw the participation of leading national and international 3×3 men’s and women’s basketball players. India’s top stars from men’s and women’s teams across the country including Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (Arjuna Awardee and Men’s National Team Captain), Anitha Pauldurai (Padma Shri), Geethu Anna Rahul (Arjuna Awardee), Raspreet Sidhu, Amritpal Singh, Palpreet Singh (former NBA player), Princepal Singh (former NBA player) and Stephy Nixon, to name a few, have been seen in action in 18 total franchises (12 men and 6 women). “We are happy to confirm that Indian men now rank 16th in the world, ahead of Asian powers like China, Iran and the Philippines and even Austral ia, which competes in the Asian circuit,” organizers said on Sunday. 3BL, Prerna Sharma, during a press conference.

“I want to congratulate Indian men’s basketball players because besides being among the top 20 in the world, our men’s 3×3 ranking is also the second best in all of Asia, behind Mongolia alone,” said 3BL Commissioner Rohit. Bakshi. to maintain the FIBA ​​​3×3 Men’s and Women’s World Rankings and drop below 4th place in the World Rankings by October 31, 2023 to ensure that our men’s and women’s teams qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics,” he added. Tokyo Olympics, only 8 teams per gender compete in the 3×3 event at the Olympics. The top four ranked teams (according to FIBA ​​3×3 Federation Ranking) gain direct entry, while the next 16 ranked teams play in an Olympic Qualifying Tournament. In other words, according to today’s FIBA ​​3×3 Men’s Ranking, the Indian team would be eligible to participate in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, as the 16th ranked team in the world.

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