Derby seal EABL 3×3 title

Derby College Trailblazers were crowned as Academy League 3×3 tournament at Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre.

Derby took the EABL title, going 3-2 in the pool stage before turning it on to knock off Canterbury, Myerscough then Oaklands 11-9 in a nail-biting final.

Itchen were unable to defend their crown after winning it all in 2022, finishing the competition in ninth.

The EABL’s three-point contest winner was JMA’s Harry Milbank, who knocked down an impressive 18 triples in one minute.

Gail Richards, BE’s Senior Delivery Manager – Leagues, Competitions & Events said:

“It’s been another excellent 3×3 tournament, with all the Academy teams putting on a great display in the short-sided format. 

“It’s encouraging to see so many of our most talented young players embracing 3×3 and using it to take their game to the next level.”

Twelve EABL teams battled each other in an opening pool stage before best eight in each category progressed to a knockout phase.



John Madejski Academy 11-10 Charnwood College Riders
Oaklands College 19-11 Manchester Magic Academy
SGS College 11-14 Myerscough College
The Canterbury Academy 13-14 Derby College Trailblazers


John Madejski Academy 13-15 Oaklands College
Myerscough College 18-19 Derby College Trailblazers


Oaklands College 9-11 Derby College Trailblazers


1) Derby College Trailblazers
2) Oaklands College
3) Myerscough College
4) John Madejski Academy
5) The Canterbury Academy
6) Charnwood College Riders
7) The Manchester Magic Academy
8) SGS College
9) Itchen College
10) The Sheffield College
11) BMET
12) City of London Academy – Southwark

3×3 continues to rise

The 3×3 form of basketball continues to grow following last summer’s historic gold and silver medal haul at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

In addition, Ball Out 3×3, Basketball England and JD recently revealed the dates and locations of the latest instalment of the UK’s signature half-court tournament.

The JD Ball Out 3×3 National Tour will feature six qualifying events, taking place across England in July and August, culminating with two days of national finals in London.

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