Ljubljana (SLO) Team Preview: FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final
BEIJING (FIBA 3x3 World Tour) - The FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final 2017 will be staged in Beijing, China on October 28-29 and we look at the 12 participating teams. We continue our preview with Ljubljana (SLO).
Qualified: Winning the Saskatoon Masters
World Tour 2017 Appearances: 5 (1st in Saskatoon, 11th in Utsunomiya, 2nd in Prague, 2nd in Debrecen & 5th in Chengdu)
World Tour 2017 Record: 14W-6L
Previous World Tour Final appearances: 3 (1st in 2013 & 2016, 5th in 2015)
Top Scorer: Jasmin Hercegovac: 116 points (5th overall)
#4 Jasmin Hercegovac (SLO): 40 years old; 1.90m; World Rank: 3
#5 Ales Kunc (SLO): 44 years old; 1.97m; World Rank: 6
#7 Blaz Cresnar (SLO): 31 years old; 2.16m; World Rank: 7
#15 Zelimir Zagorac (SLO): 36 years old, 2.04m; World Rank: 23
- Reigning champs
- Cresnar is the tallest player at the event (2.16m).
- Hercegovac was named MVP of the Prague Masters 2016 and Abu Dhabi Final last year.
- Kunc won the Shoot-Out Contest at the Prague Masters 2017 this year.
- Both Kunc and Zagorac represented Slovenia in major basketball tournaments (Eurobasket and Basketball World Cup).
- Zagorac stepped up for Ljubljana after Saskatoon Masters MVP Tomo Cajic went down with a back injury.