Wright Super Excited For Hustle100

Australian 3×3 star Tom Wright says he is “super excited” to grace the 3x3Hustle court again this Sunday in the inaugural Hustle100.

Wright will line up with his Spectres iAthletic teammates Andrew Steel, Jon Cooke and Costas Hronopoulos in the event, the final 3x3Hustle tournament of the 2019 season.

With FIBA to announce the competing nations of next year’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament on November 1, Wright says he hopes Hustle100 will help the Australian men collect enough points to rise up the rankings.

“I’m super excited,” Wright said.

“It’s a great opportunity to continue the momentum that we have had this year. We have had such a big year going to the World Cup, going to the Asia Cup and winning that, the qualifying tournament in Puerto Rico. On top of all the Hustles, it’s been an absolute mammoth year.

“The last couple of months it has dropped off a little bit just because I don’t think we have the schedule like the European teams do.

“To pull together an event like this with such incredible players that we have in Melbourne, I think it’s super exciting. I know we are hopefully close to qualifying in terms of all the points and we are doing everything we can to try and get there.”

With the event to be ran in a short two-to-three hour timeslot, Wright is anticipating the action to be fast and furious at Gilson College on Sunday morning.

“I think it’ll be pretty intense with the short timeframe,” Wright said.

“It’s going to be super quick which makes it fun, in this game you never really get to rest on the court, but you usually have a bit of time between games.

“I think it’ll test a lot of fitness levels that’s for sure. The game is so unpredictable, it’s a 10-minute game, if someone gets hot and hits a few shots you never know exactly what’s going to happen.

“The team who is ranked 12th can beat the team who is ranked first. You can’t take things too lightly.”

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