Everything you need to know before FIBA 3x3 World Tour Jeddah Final 2021

JEDDAH (Saudi Arabia) - Get your popcorn ready, because the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Jeddah Final 2021 is about to be a bigger premier than Spiderman. 

We have 12 of the best teams in the world and 16 Olympians heading to Saudi Arabia for the final event of the 2021 World Tour season, where we will crown the 10th champion in 3x3 history.

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Let's take a closer look at everything you need to know ahead of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Jeddah Final 2021.

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. Something that has been new and very exciting this year: we are also live on Twitch! We're also on TV all around the world. Check out our list of broadcasters.

Who is competing in Jeddah?

Riga (LAT), Ub (SRB), Amsterdam Talent&Pro (NED), Antwerp (BEL), Liman (SRB), Jeddah (KSA), San Juan PCI Group (PR), Gagarin (RUS), Sakiai Gulbele (LTU), Princeton (USA), Graz (AUT), Lausanne Sport (SUI)

What are the pools? 

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Who are the favorites?

When you bring this much talent to one place, it's hard to put a mark on who the favorite is, but we have a few ideas.

Riga and Ub are the clear one and two teams heading into the event, the leaders of our power rankings and the two teams that were chosen in our player poll as their favorites to win the event.

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Outside of the powerhouses, the best of the rest includes Amsterdam Talent&Pro (NED), Antwerp (BEL), and Liman (SRB), three teams that come into the event with varying levels of historical success in 3x3, and chance to win their first finals trophy.

Jeddah (KSA), San Juan PCI Group (PR), and Gagarin (RUS) are all outside contenders with chances to shock the field. Jeddah and San Juan are both Masters winners this year, while Gagarin fields several Olympic silver medalists with ROC. 

The field is loaded, the teams are ready, and we have one of the most dynamic and interesting World Tour Finals that we could dream off. Now it's time to check the ball up top and get to playing.

 Who are the players to watch?

We'll be naming our FIBA 3x3 regular season MVP soon, but every player on this list is a must watch for the final. Karlis Lasmanis is the only two-time Masters MVP in 2021, earning the honors at both Abu Dhabi & Mexico City. He also sits atop the P-VAL list and scored a staggering 7.7 points per game this year.

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His partner in crime, Nauris Miezis is also getting our attention. the number one player in the world is #2 in P-VAL for 2021, and knocked down 40 shots from distance, best on tour. There are few players in the world we rather have with the ball in their hand at the end of the game, as seen at last year's final.

Strahinja Stojacic  was the Montreal Masters MVP and unsung hero for an Ub squad that was headlined by the likes of Dejan Majstorovic and Miroslav Pašajlić. The team's leading scorer is poised for another strong performance on the biggest stage.

A few more names to keep on eye on this weekend are Arvin Slagter, Angel Matias, and Nemanja Draskovic all Masters MVPs this year, and sharpshooter Thibaut Vervoort, one of the most exciting breakout players in the game.

For even more name dropping, check out our list of the 12 players to watch at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Jeddah Final.


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