CHICAGO, USA (FIBA 3x3 World Tour) – The Chicago Masters, the third stop of the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Tour, has been added to the Nike World Basketball Festival on 15-16 August.
The third edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour kicked off at one of the biggest shopping malls in the world in Manila, Philippines on 19-20 July and will culminate with the Final in Tokyo, Japan on 11-12 October.
The 12 best 3x3 teams in North America representing cities from the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico will go toe-to-toe on 63rd Street Beach on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Arne Duncan, Windy City native and current U.S. Secretary of Education, qualified with his team for the event.
Originally created in 2010 as a celebration of the performance and culture of the game that is loved and respected around the world, World Basketball Festival 2014 will be hosted by Nike and Jordan Brand in conjunction with USA Basketball, and will take Chicago’s pride and passion of basketball and bring it to life on 14-16 August.
On top of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, the World Basketball Festival 2014 will feature members of the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team as they train for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. They will participate in youth skills clinics and community events including basketball court refurbishments and school symposiums.