Slovenia’s men and Spain’s women win FIBA 3×3 U17 Europe Cup 2021

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Updated: September 19, 2021

LISBON, PORTUGAL– Slovenia and Spain won the sixth edition of the FIBA 3×3 U17 Europe Cup (the first since the change from U18 to U17 category) in Lisbon, Portugal on September 17-19, 2021.

Slovenia won their first 3×3 title in four years (FIBA 3×3 U23 Nations League 2017) after a resilient comeback win in the final against Ukraine (19-14). The Slovenian rising star Crt Cabrilo was named MVP after leading all scorers in Portugal, including a game-high 8 points in the final.

The speedy 5ft 10in. (1.80m) was joined on the team of the tournament by Ukrainian sharpshooter Rostyslav Kabanov and the high-flying Robert Sagodi, who ranked second in scoring and led Hungary to the bronze medal against the Portuguese hosts.

Just one week after winning the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup, Spain won another gold medal in the women’s category. In a rematch of the 2019 final, Spain retained their title against Germany, in convincing fashion (15-7).

Both winners were awarded their medals by FIBA Executive Director Europe Kamil Novak.

The 16-year-old Carla Brito had a game-high 5 points in the final and took home the MVP trophy. The tournament top scorer Lina Falk (Germany) as well as the third leading scorer Katsiaryna Novik, who broke a pair of ankles in her bronze-medal campaign for Belarus.

In the mixed shoot-Out contest, Nojus Radzius won gold for Lithuania, while Serbia’s Nikola Bursac earned silver and Pien Steenbergen collected bronze for the Netherlands.

FINAL STANDINGS

MEN

1. Slovenia
2. Ukraine
3. Hungary
4. Portugal
5. Germany
6. Belarus
7. Serbia
8. Estonia
9. Spain
10. Israel
11. Lithuania
12. Russia

WOMEN

1. Spain
2. Germany
3. Belarus
4. Ukraine
5. Russia
6. Netherlands
7. France
8. Portugal
9. Hungary
10. Austria
11. Israel
12. Romania

FIBA Media Release