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FIBA 3x3 World Cup kicks off summer of international competition for Pac-12 women's basketball student-athletes

May 25, 2023
Cameron Brink | Photo courtesy USA Basketball

SAN FRANCISCO - A busy summer of international competition for Pac-12 women's basketball student-athletes with USA Basketball begins next week with Stanford's Cameron Brink. The two-time WBCA All-American and two-time Conference Defensive Player of the Year made the USA 3x3 Women’s World Cup Team that will compete at the 2023 FIBA 3x3 World Cup from May 30 to June 4 in Vienna, Austria.

Brink, who will make her 3x3 national team debut following 5-on-5 gold medals at the 2018 FIBA U17 and 2019 FIBA U19 Women’s World Cups, is joined on the squad by Cierra Burdick, Linnae Harper and Hailey Van Lith.

The U.S. will open in Pool C, tipping off against Canada on Tuesday, May 30 at 4 a.m. PT and Hungary at 6 a.m. PT. Pool play concludes Thursday, June 1 against Mongolia at 2 a.m. PT and the Czech Republic at 4:25 a.m. PT. Should the U.S. qualify, the play-in round and quarterfinals are scheduled for Saturday, June 3, followed by the semifinals and championship on Sunday, June 4.

Canada's roster for the event features a pair of Utah women's basketball alumnae in Paige Crozon and Michelle Plouffe.

Every game will stream live on YouTube at For more information on the 2023 FIBA 3x3 World Cup, click here.

Different than 5-on-5, 3x3 is played on a half-court with a 10-minute game clock and 12-second shot clock. Play is continuous, as teams “clear” the ball behind the 2-point line following a made basket, defensive rebound or steal. The first team to score 21 points via 1-point field goals or 2-pointers behind the arc is victorious; or if time expires then the team leading wins.

UCLA's Lauren Betts and Charisma Osborne and USC's Rayah Marshall are three of eight athletes that were selected to the 2023 USA Women’s AmeriCup Team. Five finalists, including Oregon's Chance Gray, will return for AmeriCup training camp, which begins June 22 in Colorado Springs, to compete for the remaining roster spots. The complete 12-member roster will be announced before the team goes to the 2023 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup July 1-9 in León, Mexico. That team is led by Washington State head coach Kamie Ethridge.

Oregon's Grace VanSlooten, Stanford's Talana Lepolo, and UCLA's Londynn Jones and Kiki Rice made the 2023 USA Women's U19 National Team following three days of trials earlier this month. That team will reconvene for training camp in Colorado Springs on July 2 before heading to Madrid for the 2023 FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup, which runs from July 15-23.

Other international rosters will be announced closer to the start of FIBA events. Arizona's Helena Pueyo and Oregon graduate Maite Cazorla are among 17 players training with Spain in the hopes of making the country's roster for FIBA Women's EuroBasket, which runs from June 15-25 in Israel and Slovenia. Today, Pueyo was named to Spain's FIBA 3x3 U23 Nations League roster, which has games June 6, 7 and 8 in Bratislava.