Ochiai joins exclusive group of 4-time FIBA 3x3 World Tour participants

TOKYO (2015 FIBA 3x3 World Tour) - Tomoya Ochiai aka 'Worm' made history by qualifying to the FIBA 3x3 World Beijing Masters on 12 July. He has achieved to qualify for every single edition of the flagship 3x3 event since its launch back in 2012.

Ochiai joins an exclusive group of just three members so far after Fernando Gutierrez was chosen as a substitute to represent Montevideo at the Rio Masters this year and Carlos Silva Jr won the ANB 3x3 Quest in São Paulo therefore also qualifying for the Rio Masters.

A total of 21 players had qualified for the first 3 editions meaning the exclusive group could get some company in the next few weeks. Here below is the full list:

3-time FIBA 3x3 World Tour participants (2012,13,14)
Alex Abrikosov (St Petersburg - RUS)
Corey Campbell (Denver - USA)
Jure Erzen (Kranj - SLO)
Simon 'The Sphinx' Finzgar (Ljubljana, Trbovlje - SLO)
Derek 'Vanilla Gorilla' Griffin (Denver - USA)
Fabio Guedes (Rio de Janeiro - BRA)
Fernando Gutierrez* (Montevideo - URU)
Mensud Julevic (Kranj - SLO)
Adin Kavgic (Ljubljana, Trbovlje - SLO)
Dario Krejic (Kranj - SLO)
Leo Lagutin (St Petersburg - RUS)
José 'Bone' Lopez (San Juan - PUR)
Javier Meras Ramirez (Malaga - ESP)
Pavel Morozenko (St Petersburg - RUS)
Tomoya 'Worm' Ochiai* (Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama - JPN)
Ismael Reina Sanchez (Malaga - ESP)
Angel Santana (Bucharest - ROU)
Carlos Silva Jr* (Rio de Janeiro - BRA)
Keita Suzuki (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Nagoya - JPN)
Juan Vasco Trabado (Malaga - ESP)
Catalin 'Sarmaggedon' Vlaicu (Bucharest - ROU)


*Already clinched 4th appearance in 2015