About Utsunomiya Masters
The second stage of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2018 is held in Utsunomiya, Japan, on July 28-29, 2018.
The 12 participating teams compete for two days for the pride to represent their city, a USD 30,000 cheque and a chance to qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final on October 27-28, 2018.
This is the third time that Utsunomiya hosts a 3x3 World Tour Masters. Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE) won both the 2016 & 2017 editions. The MVP trophy went to Dusan Bulut in 2016 and Dejan Majstorovic in 2017.
The Utsunomiya Masters will be staged at the Futaarayama Jinja shrine.
The shrine was founded about 1,600 years ago and it is dedicated to the spirit of Toyokirihikonomikoto, the founder of the city. The Utsunomiya Futaarayama Shrine is one of the centers of the daily life in the city, where people go to pray.