3×3 basketball is big in Venezuela. 2012 is the country’s first year participating the FIBA 3×3 tournament which means that this type of basketball will grow even more.
Venezuala won 3 out of the 7 games in Group B this year, but that modest record does not mean that 3×3 is losing any popularity in the country. In fact, most Venezuelans are more familiar with this type of play than the REAL game of Basketball. It is typically played throughout the country all year round when the weather permits (and that is very often).