Everything you need to know before the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Jeddah Final 2020
After several months of tournament bubbles, here's a refresher of the important information every 3x3 fan needs to know.
Where can I watch the Jeddah Final?
Make sure you are following us on Twitter and Instagram for live updates in addition to Facebook and YouTube where we will be broadcasting live on both channels. We're also on TV all around the world. Check out our list of broadcasters.
Who is competing in Jeddah?
A total of 12 teams: Liman, Novi Sad, Riga, NY Harlem, Sakiai Gulbele, Piran, Amsterdam, Ub, Ulaanbaatar MMC Energy, Lausanne Katapult, Jeddah, Utena Uniclub
Note: following the success of the first 4 Masters in Debrecen, Hungary, Europe, and Doha, all the health and safety measures requested by local and national authorities and the Guidelines for the Return to Basketball, developed by the FIBA Medical Advisory Group (MAG) will once again be implemented. Sadly no fans will be allowed in the venue but 3x3 enthusiasts worldwide were given a chance to be at the event with an innovative virtual fan experience.
What are the pools?
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Who are the favorites?
According to some of the best players on the 3x3 World Tour, Liman are the clear favorites to win their first World Tour Finals title.
But we think Riga would have something to say about that. The World Tour has been dominated by the two powerhouses all season long, each having won two Masters events. The two teams also account for the top 7 players on the World Tour 2020 player value ranking.
Of course, we cannot count out Novi Sad, the winner of the last two World Tour Finals and 4 overall. They will be without Dusan Bulut, but the team is filled with talent and experience, and can beat any team on any day.
There is also a case to be made for either of the Lithuanian teams, Sakiai Gulbele and Utena Uniclub. Both teams have had strong 2020 seasons, and each have made it to a Masters final.
Each team in the field represents the best of the World Tour so expect to see a fever-paced, action-packed event.
Who are the players to watch?
The Jeddah Final is packed with talent.
Stefan Stojacic , Nauris Miezis , Stefan Kojic , and Karlis Lasmanis have all had MVP campaigns this season and it will be interesting to see who rises above the rest in the biggest moments.
Disco Domo is once again leading NY Harlem into action, ready to dance on his defenders. Jones, last year’s World Tour MVP, and his partner in crime, Joey King, are on the hunt for their first World Tour Finals title.
Dejan Majstorovic has big shoes to fill for Novi Sad if they have a chances of winning their third straight title. The man who has come up so big for them in the past will need to have another monster performance for the Serbian team.
This is a very deep tournament with a ton of talent up and down the roster. Some other names that can make a big impact are Ignas Vaitkus, Khalid Abdel-Gabar,Dimeo van der Horst, and Miroslav Pasajlic. Don't sleep on any of these guys to seize the moment and earn the big check.