Novi Sad Al Wahda win FIBA 3x3 World Tour Prague Masters 2018
PRAGUE (FIBA 3x3 World Tour) - Novi Sad Al Wahda (SRB) made history after winning the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Prague Masters in Czech Republic on August 4-5.
The Serbian squad defeated Gagarin (RUS) 21-12 in the final and became the first team in 3x3 history to go from the Qualifying Draw all the way to the title in a World Tour Masters.
Novi Sad Al Wahda superstar Dusan Bulut was named MVP after leading all scorers at the event, scoring 12 points in the final and dishing an insane spinning no-look behind the back pass, which was featured on ESPN SportsCenter, House of Highlights and all over the web.
This is Novi Sad Al Wahda's 12th World Tour Masters title. They also took home the USD 30,000 cheque, their second of the season after winning the Saskatoon Masters 2 weeks ago.
Gagarin made quite an impression for their first-ever appearance on the World Tour. The young Russian team (22 years old on average) defeated 2 Top 10 teams in the world back to back to reach the final in Prague.
Polish pro dunker Piotr Grabowski dominated the dunk contest and cashed in USD 2,500 in prize money.
This was the first time the World Tour was played in the front of the iconic Prague Castle but the 6th edition of the Prague Masters overall. Novi Sad Al Wahda won it for the 4th time!
The 4th Masters of the season will be held in the Olympic capital Lausanne, Switzerland on August 24-25,
1.Novi Sad Al Wahda (SRB)
4.Gdansk Energa (POL)
5.Liman Tesla Voda (SRB)
6.Amsterdam Inoxdeals (NED)
7.Humpolec Bernard (CZE)
8.Ralja Intergalactic (SRB)
9. Belgrade (SRB)
10.Moscow Inanomo (RUS)
11.Brno Mach1nes (CZE)
13. Antwerp (BEL)
14.Prague CBC (CZE)
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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 & Continental Cups. On June 9, 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.
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