Novi Sad Al Wahda win FIBA 3x3 World Tour Lausanne Masters 2017
LAUSANNE (FIBA 3x3 World Tour) - Team Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE) won their 3rd consecutive Masters after beating local heroes Lausanne (SUI) in a thrilling final of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Lausanne Masters on August 25-26 2017.
It is a familiar sight to have the number one 3x3 team in the world Novi Sad Al Wahda in the final of a World Tour Masters. However, it was a first for the two-time World Tour winners without their star Dusan Bulut.
Novi Sad Al Wahda avenged a Day 1 pool game loss against Lausanne in one of the most spectacular finals in the history of the World Tour (20-15).
Lausanne star Natan Jurkovitz brought the massive crowd to its feet with a series of blocks and monster dunks but in money time, tournament MVP Dejan Majstorovic caught fire and scored a game-high 11 points.
In the individual contests, the best shooter in US college basketball history Steve Sir won the Nébuleuse Shoot-Out Contest.
Vadim 'Miller' Poddubchenko (UKR) won the Pemsa Dunk Contest in a spectacular battle against 2016 dunk world champ Dmitry 'Smoove' Krivenko (UKR).
1. Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE)
2. Lausanne (SUI)
3. Riga Ghetto Basket (LAT)
4. Krakow R8 Basket (POL)
5. Kranj (SLO)
6. Cergy (FRA)
7. Zemun Master (SRB)
8. Split (CRO)
9. Saskatoon (CAN)
10. Mestre (ITA)
11. Paide (EST)
12. Logatec (SLO)
ABOUT FIBA 3x3
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour (www.fiba.basketball/3x3worldtour) and national-team FIBA 3x3 World Cup.
On June 9 2017, 3x3 was addded to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Nike is FIBA 3x3's Founding Partner.
FIBA 3x3 events are played on Sport Court's floors with Schelde backstops and Magic Sky canopies, and benefit from Wilson's innovative and specially-made ball for 3x3.