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Oti Gildon helps Oregon teammates claim national 3-on-3 title

Oti Gildon teamed up with some Oregon teammates to win a national 3-on-3 tournament. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Oti Gildon teamed up with some Oregon teammates to win a national 3-on-3 tournament. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Sabrina Ionescu and three of her Oregon Ducks teammates, including Gonzaga Prep graduate Otiona Gildon, won the USA Basketball 3-on-3 national championship Sunday.

The Ducks (8-0) cruised to a 21-5 win in the title game, beating a team comprised of former players from Temple, Liberty and Martin Methodist.

Ionescu, who earned MVP honors, was joined on the Oregon squad by Gildon, Erin Boley, and Ruthy Hebard. The four Ducks players have a chance to represent the U.S. at the FIBA 3-on-3 World Cup in June in the Philippines. The four-member squad for that tournament will be announced at a later date.

Games were played under FIBA 3-on-3 rules, including a 10-minute clock and 12-second shot clock. The contests are played to 21 points or whichever team is ahead at the end of the 10 minutes. Baskets are worth either one or two points, if they are behind the 3-point line.

Pac-12 schools Arizona State, Colorado and Washington all had teams in the tournament as well. NCAA Tournament MVP Arike Ogunbowale played with Asia Durr of Louisville, Kristine Anigwe of Cal and Napheesa Collier of UConn. They lost in the semifinals to team “Bye Felicia”, which lost to Oregon in the finals.


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