San Juan back on the 3x3 map after winning FIBA 3x3 Lausanne Masters 2021
LAUSANNE (Switzerland) - San Juan (PUR) won their first-ever FIBA 3x3 World Tour event since the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Miami Final in 2012 in Lausanne, Switzerland on August 20-21, 2021.
What a difference a day makes. Just one day after losing their opener against Ub (SRB) by nine points and winning their ticket to the knock-out stage in overtime, San Juan planted their flag on the 3x3 court with wins against a Riga (LAT) team that featured three Olympic gold medalists, the number one team in the world (Liman, SRB) and that same Ub team in the final (21-13). The champs received their 40,000USD winning cheque from FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis, who attended the games.
The 29-year old Angel Matias was named MVP of the Lausanne Masters after leading his team in player value and knocking down a total of three Tissot buzzer beaters in five games! However, in the final, it was his teammate Gilberto Clavell who stepped up with 12 points, including the game-winner. It was the first Puerto Rican Masters win since Caguas in 2016.
The 3x3 Olympic bronze medalist Dejan Majstorovic and former Lausanne Masters MVP (in 2017) finished number one in player value and had a team-high 8 points in the losing effort for Ub in the final.
In the individual contests, Piotr "Grabo" Grabowski (POL) won the Dunk Contest, presented by Lausanne, Olympic Capital while Craig Moore (Princeton, USA) dominated the Shoot-out Contest, presented by MTF Quadra.
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), which were successfully introduced last season, were implemented once again.
LAUSANNE MASTERS STANDINGS
1. San Juan (PUR)
2. Ub (SRB)
3. Antwerp (BEL)
4. Liman (SRB)
5. Riga (LAT)
6. NY Harlem (USA)
7. Aachen Der Stamm (GER)
8. Graz (AUT)
9. Princeton (USA)
10. Novi Sad (SRB)
11. Lausanne Sport (SUI)
12. Gagarin (RUS)
13. Moscow Inanomo (RUS)
14. Alexandria (EGY)
The third FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters of the season will be played in Debrecen, Hungary next weekend, on August 28,-29.
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 and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.
On July 24, 2021, 3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games.
Wilson is the Global Ball and Apparel Partner and Tissot the Official Timekeeper of FIBA 3x3.
FIBA 3x3 events are played on Enlio floors with Wilson balls, Schelde backstops, and the Magic Sky canopy system.