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Amil Hamzayev

Amil Hamzayev

Amil Hamzayev is a well-known Azerbaijani 3x3 Basketball player, who says winning the European Promotion Cup over two consecutive years is considered his greatest sporting accomplishment to date. 

Amil considers that the main challenge of Basketball 3x3 is the dependance on weather conditions, due to this being an outdoor sport.

It makes me happy to hear the national anthem and to see our flag being raised-Amil Hamzayev

WE ASKED AMIL...

What was one of your best games or competitions and why?

A game for Gandja team against Baku State University team in the Azerbaijan National (5x5) Championship, I scored 144 points and became a part of national basketball history.

Who is an idol in your life and why?

Michael Jordan. In my opinion he is the strongest player in basketball history.

If you were not a professional athlete, where would you be now?

I would probably have finished Sea Academy and become a ship captain by now.

If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?

Instead of the winner being decided by a 1 or 2 point difference, I’d like to see a regulation time so that when a games finishes with only 1 or 2 point difference it goes into overtime. The winner is decided when the difference is 3 points.

Are you excited to be competing in the first ever European Games?

Yes, I’m excited to represent my country in front of our national crowd.


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Sport Basketbol
Discipline 3x3
Age 24
Height (cm) 203
Weight (kg) 108
Birthplace Ganja, Azerbaijan

Baku 2015 Basketball

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128

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4

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    Amil Hamzayev is a well-known Azerbaijani 3x3 Basketball player.
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