From the playground of the Jardin des Plantes to the Place Leclerc, the 3×3 has made its way in Poitiers
1990s : A group of friends regularly play streetball on the tarmac of the Jardin des Plantes playground. Always driven by a desire to provoke on and off the field, they modestly call themselves “Les Sages”.
2010 : Sylvain Maynier -professional player born in Poitiers- retires from sport and joins the administrative staff of Poitiers Basket 86.
2011 : First edition of the Urban PB tournament on the brand new square of the Poitiers City Hall. Under the patronage of the Union Poitiers Basket, the “Sages” become experts in the layout of basketball courts in scotch.
2016 : Holding of the 3×3 FIBA Europe Cup Qualifier in Poitiers, the first international 3×3 tournament on French territory. Creation for the occasion of the event agency 3zero5 directed by Sylvain Maynier and David Malescourt.
The 3×3 officially becomes an Olympic discipline.
2017 : Second edition of the 3×3 FIBA Europe Cup Qualifier in Poitiers, with the presence of the world champions of the discipline, the band Bulut.
2018 : First edition of the 3×3 Poitiers Festival dedicated to 3×3 Basketball and urban culture. This festival hosts the traditional Urban PB tournament, the 3rd edition of the “Qualifier” and cultural activities such as a hip-hop battle or a cardio-boxing in the street.
2019 : Holding of the Poitiers Challenger, first FIBA tournament of the professional circuit on the French territory.
2020 : Cancellation of the festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the context, Urban PB celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special edition in the Playground of the Jardin des Plantes.