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NBA 3on3 Tour visits Vancouver

"The NBA 3on3 Tournament is an engaging, interactive event that's geared toward basketball enthusiasts of all skill levels."

The NBA 3on3 tour presented by Rogers will make its seventh of eight stops in Vancouver on Saturday and Sunday at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Toronto Raptors head coach Jay Triano will make an appearance on Saturday at the tournament and host the NBA 3on3 Half-Time Show, answer questions and sign autographs.

"The NBA 3on3 Tournament is an engaging, interactive event that's geared toward basketball enthusiasts of all skill levels," said David Hopkinson, senior vice-president of corporate and community partnerships for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.

"Our tournament showcases the excitement of basketball with NBA-style entertainment, while helping to develop the sport across Canada."

All NBA 3on3 participants will receive a special player package that includes a reversible NBA 3on3 jersey, one-of-a-kind Raptors string bag and other basketball merchandise.

The tournament is open nationally to teams of three, four and five players ages eight and up.

Teams will play for top prizes in each city, including a $1,000 cash prize for the SIRIUS Ballers division consisting of university/college caliber teams.

Teams can still register online at www.NBA.com/3on3. Fees vary from $145 for a three or four-person team, $155 for a five-player team and $175 to enter in the SIRIUS Ballers division.

Admission to NBA 3on3 is free for spectators, who are encouraged to participate in many activities and contests including the Rogers Slam Dunk Contest, Speed Stick Shoot for $1,000 Contest, the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Skillz Challenge and the Rogers My5 Court.

 
 
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