Have you ever heard of Team Lausanne 3x3?
First of all, we are the 3x3 basketball team that represents Lausanne in the FIBA World Tour. At the same time we are the national team of Switzerland in 3x3 basketball. And we are also a fun group of friends. So let's introduce ourselves to you with some more details.
Gilles Martin (29)
175cm/5'9" - 70kg/154lbs - Lausanne
When traveling with Gilles, you feel like having a bunch of kids around you. He's always up for a joke or a prank. On the court he is our shortest and swiftest team member.
Even though he plays basketball since he is 7 years old, he studied sport sciences in Lausanne and made a master in management at the University of Sydney. Besides the basketball he now works as the COO of the start-up Tayo.
Natan Jurkovitz (24)
202cm/6'8" - 100kg/220lbs - Fribourg
Nate is the youngest member of our team. He only plays basketball since 2011 but he already won the Swiss national league and the Swiss cup for several times and just absolved a solid season in the FIBA Champions League.
He's known for turning up the volume on court with his spectacular dunks . And believe it or not - this guy can fly.
Marco Lehmann (25)
186cm/6'1" - 90kg/198lbs - Zurich
Marco grew up in an absolute basketball family and dedicates his leisure time to playing basketball since he is able to stand on his own feet, which were oversized already back then. He's the calm pole in our team and likes the fast plays on the court.
Until last summer he did his studies in landscape architecture in Rapperswil. That's why he now works as a landscape architect in Bern when not on the basketball court.
Westher Molteni (32)
198cm/6'6" - 100kg/220lbs - Lugano
Since 12 years you can find Westher on the list of the Swiss basketball professionals. The temper caused by his Dominican blood flowing in his veins, makes him the diva of our team, or as he would say "The King".
Besides the effort he puts into 3x3 with Team Lausanne, he plays in the ticino for SAM Basket Massagno Lugano.
“If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.”
With Team Lausanne we want to access the Top 10 teams in the World in the 3x3 basketball and we also wish to bring, for the first time in it's history, the Swiss basketball to the Olympic Games 2020, taking place in Tokyo. That's why we need to play as many World Tour Challengers as possible to collect important points for the ranking.
We aim to take part in at least 10 international Challenger and Master Events of the FIBA World Tour this year and to qualify for the Olympic Games in spring 2020.