The first 3×3 tryout for Senior Men took place on Sunday February 13th in Hall Omnisports Cents. A total of 18 players from LBBL and National 2 teams presented themselves and were ready to compete for a spot on the 3×3 National Team.
After a short warm-up and some ballhandling/shooting drills with Skill Development Coach Kamil Janiszewski, the players were split into four teams. These four teams played a total of ten games on two courts in a small-size tournament format (4 teams round robin, followed by semi-finals, final & 3rd place game).
A group of coaches around Ken Diederich, evaluated the players during the entire tryout to determine which players have the skills and potential to become successful 3×3 players. This evaluation, along with the assessment of the 3×3 National Team Coach (to be announced), will serve as a basis to decide which players will make the first cut and be part of the 3×3 National Team’s extended roster.
After the end of the Championship season, the players on the extended roster will prepare for the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup Qualifiers in Limassol, Cyprus. Only four players will be able to represent Luxembourg during this tournament.
Since 2022 is the first year that Luxembourg is eligible to participate in National Team events, the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup Qualifiers are the first official National Team competition that Luxembourg will be taking part in.