Ontario Basketball believes that 3x3 basketball will play a vital role in the development and growth of the sport in this province. 3x3 is gaining steam worldwide with the FIBA 3x3 World Tour and World Championships.
In July 2012, OBA hosted the inaugural 3x3 Canada Quest in Toronto, a qualifying tournament for the FIBA Men's 3x3 World Tour. The event took place at the Rexall Centre at York University.
There were also qualifying tournaments in Montreal and Edmonton, with teams playing for an all-expense paid trip to New York City for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters on Aug. 18-19.
Ontario's representatives in New York were four veterans from Kitchener-Waterloo: the 41-year-old Sean Van Koughnett, the 44-year-old Gord Wood, the 43-year-old Alex Urosevic and the 33-year-old Andy Kwiatkowski. They made it to the quarterfinals, but lost 21-19 to Denver in overtime in what was the longest game of the tournament.
At the same time as 3x3 Canada Quest, OBA hosted the first 3x3 OBA Challenge at the Rexall Centre. It featured five U15 boys and five U13 boys teams.
On July 6-7, 2013, Ontario Basketball will host its second annual 3x3 basketball event at the Abilities Centre / Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby. The event will feature the 3x3 Canada Quest for males in the open category along with U11, U13, U15 and U17 for both boys and girls.