Professional dunkers announced for 2015 FIBA 3x3 World Tour
MIES (2015 FIBA 3x3 World Tour) - FIBA announced on Thursday 2 July who would be the professional dunkers competing at each one of the six FIBA 3x3 World Tour masters this season. The best dunkers from a talented crew named Dunk Elite are back this year, including three-time FIBA 3x3 World Tour dunk champ Rafal "Lipek" Lipinski.
The dunk contest is always one of the highlights at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour events. In three years of history, the fans have seen some insane dunks and some amazing athletes but like Germany in football, at the end Lipek always wins.
The Polish skywalker will make his first appearance at the Lausanne Masters on 28-29 August and Swiss fans can expect a show, likely to top the amazing performances of Dmitry "Smoove" Krivenko in 2013 and Porter Maberry in 2014.
These two will be back at the World Tour this year and so will Latvian sensation Kristaps Dargais. Last but not least, two dunkers will make their World Tour debut this year: Jonathan Clark and YouTube phenomenon Jordan "Mission Impossible" Kilganon. Both starred at the FIBA 3x3 All Stars last year, with Kilganon making history with the jaw-dropping "Scorpion Dunk".
Manila Masters (1-2 August): Porter "What's Gravity?!" Maberry (USA)
Prague Masters (8-9 August): Dmitry "Smoove" Krivenko (UKR)
Beijing Masters (15-16 August): Jordan "Mission Impossible" Kilganon (CAN)
Lausanne Masters (28-19 August): Rafal "Lipek" Lipinski (POL) and Kristaps Dargais (LAT)
Mexico DF Masters (9-10 September) : Justin "Jus Fly" Darlington (CAN) & Porter "What's Gravity?!" Maberry (USA)
Rio Masters (26-27 September): Arek 'Aro' Przybylsk (POL) & Jonathan Clark
Abu Dhabi Final (15-16 October): not available yet
The Dunk Contest final features three dunkers on the second day of each World Tour event, including two guest dunkers and the best dunker from the twelve World Tour teams. Lean more about the dunk contest format at the World Tour.