Author: benjamin

Maaaaan, 3X3 Masters in Brussels was lit AF! Not only did we see some great 3X3 games, but we had dance-offs, the best football freestyler in Belgium dropping panna’s – we see you Kadhafi – and a new BX Dunk Champion. In case you missed it, #serchcarriereimages got you covered. We got some of his best pictures right here, but if you wanna see more go check out the full album on Facebook.

Before we get to the pictures, here are some take-aways of the tournament.

Tournament winners:

  • U15: 1. Ute Fam  2. BC Leuven  3. Bum Ass Warriors  4. ADMG Team
  • U18 Boys: 1. Big Three  2. Home Team Hoops  3. 6K Team  4. Cousinsisasnake
  • 18+ Men Recreational: 1. LTN Connection  2. Gladiators  3. Red Assault  4. RD96
  • 18+ Men Elite: 1. Must Defend Right  2. Letsgetit  3. Antwerp  4. Succes Story

Red Bull Reign winners:

Team Antwerp proved to be the best scoring team once again as they emerge as the early favorites to take home the Red Bull Reign crown on July 28 in their hometown. Succes Story was the 2nd best scoring team in pool phase and will bring some heat to the Belgium Red Bull Reign Finals without a doubt.


NBA 2K Shoot Out Contest winner: 

Sam Kaminksi of team Big Three was taking his shot at the NBA 2K Shoot Out and nailed it. Guess shooters gonna shoot!

Spalding Dunk Contest winner:

Ladies and gentlement, we got a new Dunk Champ! Bastien Motte took on reigning champ Kevin Tshupula in a spectacular Spalding Dunk Contest. He had to dig deep in his bag of tricks but managed to squeeze out the win by dunking over a table while grabbing the ball from his teammate laying on top of it. Don’t worry, we got the picture if you don’t get it.

Mean face game on point!
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Who got buckets?

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Everything is more fun when you hashtag it #sportersbelevenmeer…

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BX Crowd got eyes on everything!

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We have no idea what’s going on here

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When I say jump, you say ‘how high?’!

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Rehydration is key!



Sometimes, you need a different perspective…

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When you realize, you’re on a poster…

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Baller baby coming soon.

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Always a good thing when Belgian Lion Loïc Schwartz pulls out the ‘Three Bow & Arrow’

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When you’re in a Dunk Contest and you know you’ve killed it:

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And then this happens:

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See you all in Kortrijk on July 14th, the last stop before we head to Antwerp! Sign up for Kortrijk closes on Wednesday July 11 at 23:59!

Maxime Depuydt


Maxime Depuydt

Limburg United (Euromillions basketball league)

Shooting Guard


Did you expect to win this tournament in Aalst with your team “The Chiefs”?

Yeah, we definitely came here to win. As you could have seen, it was a bit difficult but eventually we could take the win by scoring a buzzer beater.


Why do you think your team came out first? What are the strenghts of your team?

Our team is very strong and powerfull. We’re in a very good physical shape, which makes winning a 3×3 tournament much easier.


What are your teams ambitions for the Finals in Antwerp?

We definitely want to win the Finals, simple as that!


Who is your idol?

Kobe Bryant, in my opinion he’s an unbelievable player. There is nothing he can’t do!


What if you wouldn’t play basketball?

Well, I have a degree in physical education. So if I wouldn’t play basketball then I probably would be a physical educator. Becoming a physical educator is still an option after I finish my career ON the court.

We got a sweet taste in the Ajuinenstad last weekend. Hot too. But no sweat went unnoticed through the lens of photo-phenomenon Serch Carriere and we selected some of his – and your – best shots.

But first, let us announce the winners of the tournament and the teams that got their Golden Ticket to the 3X3 Masters Finals:

  • U13: 1) We love this game 2) Girl Skwad 2 3) Girl Skwad 1
  • U15: 1) BC Leuven 2) Jellyfam 2.0 3) Aalstars 4) Hoopfam
  • U18 Boys: 1) Who’s next? 2) Appelflap 3) Jellyfam 4) Panters
  • U18 Girls: 1) Flemch starring BC 2) The Splash Sisters 3) 2Cute2Be Cheerleader
  • 18+ Women: 1) Partysquad 2) Slow Motion 3) De Visjes 4) 4 kinds of trouble
  • 18 + Men Recreational : 1) United 2) Helios 3) Donkey Ballers 4) Sint-Anna Bricks
  • 18+ Men Elite: 1) The Chiefs 2) Team Morichar 3) Deli 4) Tomahawk

The top 2 scoring teams in the 18+ Men Elite pool phase advance to the Red Bull Reign Finals on July 28, so congrats to The Chiefs and Tomahawk!

The best shooters of the day were Roel Bucumi in the U13/U15 category and Maxime Depuydt in the U18/18+ category. They both won the NBA 2K Shoot-out Contest by making it rain.

Next up in the winners list: Osias Apedzeagbo got the victory at the Spalding Dunk Contest. Hops by the dozen!

Ready for some pics? We gotcha!

You HAVE to pose when you hit game winners.



We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: shooters gonna shoot!



When Reign and Rain are the same…



More game winners?






First come, first served!



When you just woke up after a huge hangover and realize you’re at 3X3 Masters…



Hi there!



Screaming is *not* mandatory.



When you’re trying to figure out which one is Joeri and which one is Joren…



All smiles when the weather is right.



When you’re balling but the DJ puts on Fat Joe’s ‘Lean Back’…


You can find the full album on our Facebook page, right here.

See you next weekend in Brussels – Saturday at Place de la Monnaie!

3X3 - Zaventem
Team ‘The Hague’ (18+ Men Elite)

Jeroen Van Der List
Free agent
Power Forward

Julian Jaring
Landslake Lions, the Netherlands
Small Forward

Kasper Averink
Free agent
Shooting guard/Point guard

Jan Driessen
Lokomotief Rijkswijk, the Netherlands
Power Forward

Did you expect to be the winning team of this stop in Zaventem?
Yes! We came here to win, so we did expect this to happen.

What are your expectations for the 3×3 Masters Finals in Antwerp?
We definitely want to win there. We know it’s going to be difficult but we surely want to get the ticket to go and compete in the World Tour in Prague.

What does basketball mean to you?
Everything! Basketball is more than a game. To us, it’s life.

Who’s your idol and why?
LeBron James.
He’s a great player to watch. Besides that, he’s an overall great basketball player on both ends of the floor, in defence and offence. LeBron James combines strength with intelligence, plus over the years he developed his shot from behind the arc.

‘If I wouldn’t play basketball, then…’
Jeroen: ‘nothing’
Julian: ‘athletics’
Kasper: ‘I probably would’ve end up in jail’
Jan: ‘I genuinely don’t know’

Hiiiii fella’s

The 3X3 family landed in Zaventem on Sunday June 24 for the second stop of the 3X3 Masters Tour 2018. Place to be was Kerkplein, located in the centre of Zaventem. Basketball, beats and summer vibes were mixed up into a cool and urban streetbasketball event.

These were the results of the day. Those teams made it to the semi-finals in Zaventem, which means they got the ticket to the big Finals in Antwerp (29/07):

  • U15: 1) De Coole Jongens 2) Lipton 3) BC Leuven 4) Jellyfam
  • U18 Boys: 1) Giantsnation 2) Swoosh Nation 3) Optimus Dime 4) La Famillia
  • U18 Girls: 1) Flemch 2) The Splash Sisters 3) Jetsuni
  • 18+ Women: 1) The Spartans 2) The Haachtse Ladies 3) Mix Mania 4) Pablo Escoball
  • 18+ Men Recreational: 1) LTN Connection 2) Ball don’t lie 3) Brodiessss 4) Doenderland
  • 18+ Men Elite: 1) The Hague 2) Antwerp 3) Mamurna Jutra

The winners of the NBA 2K Shooting Contest are:

  • U15: Jonas Speltinck
  • U18 and U18+: Quinten Smout

Walid Hicham was supreme in the Spalding Dunk Contest, so he deserved to win and take home his price.

Last – but certainly not least – team Antwerp & Ball don’t Lie qualified as first team ever to the Belgian Red Bull Reign Finals, to be played on July 28 in Antwerp. The highest scoring teams of our tour in the Men category will play the Belgium Red Bull Reign Finals with grand prize a ticket to the Red Bull Reign Finals in Washington, DC! Make it Reign fella’s.

Have a look at some high-profile photos of the 3X3 Masters in Zaventem, taken by the best photographer in the world Serch Carriere.

When you’re driving and just can’t resist the camera…

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When it seems that it’s all just too easy for you…

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Let’s fly high!

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The game is called “basketball” boys, not “wrestling”…

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When you’re 7 ft tall and dunking isn’t a challenge anymore…

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Fade away Kobe in the house!

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The face you make when you wake up and realise it’s a Monday morning…

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What happens when you score an epic game winning buzzer beater…

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Easy buckets…

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When the rim can’t handle your strength…

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See you all in Aalst on June 30th! (Sign up closes on Wednesday 27 at 23:59)

Two of our 3×3 Masters tournaments are already in the books. The first 2 stops in Deurne and Zaventem were fantastic. With 4 more stops in the upcoming weeks, we’re already sensing the Finals getting closer. Four more stops also means 4 more chances to get your golden ticket to the Finals. And for the 18+ Elite Men teams, that means one step closer to the FIBA 3X3 World Tour in Prague on August 4-5. 

Things get real now!

At the 3×3 Masters Finals, the best 3×3 teams will compete for victory. For the 18+ Men Elite teams, victory automatically leads to a ticket to the FIBA 3×3 World Tour in Prague. If you didn’t know, now you do. Get your team together and make sure you sign up for one of our upcoming tournaments in Aalst (30/6), Brussels (6&7/7), Kortrijk (14/7) and Antwerp (28/7).

About the World Tour

The FIBA 3×3 World Tour is an international tour of 3×3 basketball teams. It is also the highest professional 3×3 basketball competition in the entire world.

The FIBA 3×3 World Tour is the pinnacle event of an ‘open’ network of FIBA-endorsed 3×3 tournaments. Teams can qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour by taking part in regional tournaments, such as 3X3 Masters in Belgium, eventually making their way to the world stage.

The Masters in Prague is one of the 9 events that are part of the 2018 World Tour. Nine Masters tournaments lead to the big Bloomage Beijing Final.

For the 18+ Men Elite teams, trying to enter this World Tour via the Finals in Antwerp is definitely the fastest way to great success!

We wish all teams the best of luck on their road to glory!


Getting buckets and representing Belgium in Washington. You in? Red Bull Reign will give you the opportunity, if you can make it reign.

It will be a first for Belgium, but you might have already heard about Red Bull Reign. The Red Bull 3X3 competition is all about scoring as many points as you can and will be part of our 3X3 Masters tour in 2018.

Red Bull Reign?

The set-up is simple: the team which scores the most points wins. But here’s the catch: we don’t mean most points in regard to your opponent, we mean most points on average over ALL your pool phase games.

The Red Bull Reign competition is played in several countries and they all lead into 1 big final in Washington, USA.

Red Bull Reign X 3X3 Masters

Every – all Belgian – 18+ Elite Men team that plays at 3X3 Masters Zaventem, Aalst, Brussels, Kortrijk and Antwerp is participating in the Red Bull Reign competition. You read that right: only all Belgian teams (every player in the team has to hold the Belgian nationality) are allowed #sorryifyourenotBE and there’s no need to do an additional registration if you want to participate at Red Bull Reign. Just sign up for one of our tournaments in the 18+ Elite Men category and you’re in.

The top 2 scoring teams will advance to the Red Bull Reign Belgian Finals on July 28 in Antwerp.

Only points scored in the pool phase of the tournament are taken into account and in case some teams play less games than others in pool phase, we will take a look at the average points scored to determine to 2 top scoring teams.


You can participate at the Red Bull Reign competition at one of these events:

  • 3X3 Masters Zaventem – June 24
  • AWBB 3X3 Masters Jambes – June 24
  • 3X3 Masters Aalst – June 30
  • 3X3 Masters Brussels – July 6
  • 3X3 Masters Kortrijk – July 14
  • AWBB 3X3 Masters Charleroi – July 14
  • 3X3 Masters Antwerpen – July 28

The winner of the Belgian Finals will get an all-in trip to Washington, to play at the Red Bull Reign World Finals on September 15.

Make it Reign!

picture: Ryan Taylor/Red Bull Content

Just like that, 3X3 Masters Zaventem flew by. Thank God (and our photographer King) for the awesome memories as we take a look back at the second tournament in our 2017 tour.

First of, a big shout-out to the winners of the NBA2K Shoot-Out Contest: Kostic in the U13/U15 category and Soufian in the U18/18+ category. Both went home happy and proud with an NBA 2K game in their back pockets.

The competition was fierce in the Dunk Contest but Kris Kalondo proved to be the best amongst the young high flyers. Congrats young fella!

A whole lot of teams qualified for the 3X3 Masters Finals at Zaventem:

  • 18+ Elite Men: 1. Leadersportz (BEL) / 2. Mamurna Jutra (BEL) / 3. BTW Rumbeke (BEL) / 4. Under Armour (BEL)
  • 18+ Women: 1. Hotshots (BEL) / 2. The Hot Shots (BEL) / 3. Roro&Co (U18)
  • U18 Boys: 1. Lord of the court (BEL) / 2. T.M.L. (BEL) / 3. Joakim Noah’s Arc (BEL) / 4. Greece (BEL)
  • U15: 1. Black Panthers (BEL) / 2. The Air Ballers (BEL) / 3. A’Town Ballers (BEL) / 4. The Big 3 (BEL)
  • U13: 1. United Woluwe (BEL) / 2. Blue Knights (BEL) / 3. Allez-Hop / 4. Blue Demons (BEL)

The 18+ Recreational Men played just for fun, but with as much energy as anyone else. These 4 teams came out on top: 1. Team Avengers (BEL) / 2. Wintergeenprijzenmee (BEL) / 3. Red Assault (BEL) / 4. The Coikes (BEL)

The best pictures of 3X3 Masters Zaventem (totally subjective): 

Resident DJ – DJ Dysfunkshunal – dropped the newest beats once again:

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Football Royalty also dropped by:

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MC Lieven tried to count ’till three:


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The referees didn’t knew what he was talking about (and neither did we):

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Three? One?

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Anything you can do…

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… I can do better:

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We also had dunks (thank you Barry Dictus!):

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And some rock-paper-scissors contests (thank you MC Lieven):

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Oh, did we mention we had dunks?

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Wanna see more pictures? Check out the full album on Facebook!

See you in Kortrijk on July 1st!


Well, ‘we’ as in ‘you’ actually. You made it. Or better yet, you CAN make it. To the Olympics that is.
That’s right, you read it right: 3X3 can get you to the Olympics.

3X3 olympics

The IOC (the International Olympic Committee) decided that 3X3 Basketball will be included in the program of the Olympics in 2020 in Tokyo. They will add 16 teams (8 men + 8 women) as a second basketball discipline, next to 5X5 Basketball.

So, what does this have to do with you? EVERYTHING!

You are the reason 3X3 made it to the Olympics. Playing 3X3, creating your official 3X3 Planet account, means you’re part of the ever-growing 3X3 Family. Playing at 3X3 Masters is just the first step into the path to the Olympics. It might be a far-fetched dream, but 3X3 literally can get you from the streets to the Olympics.

So go ahead and play lot’s of 3X3. Maybe one day you’ll get to represent your country on the world’s biggest stage.

BTW, you can sign up for one of our tournaments right here :-)