Everything you need to know about FIBA 3x3 World Tour Jeddah Masters 2023

JEDDAH (Saudi Arabia) - All the blood, sweat and tears from the biggest FIBA 3x3 World Tour on record comes down to the Jeddah Final on December 8-9.

Here is all the important information you need before the showpiece finale. 

Where can I watch the Jeddah Final?

The action runs from December 8-9, and you can follow it live on the FIBA 3x3 YouTube, and Sina Weibo pages.

Who is competing in Jeddah?

This loaded draw has a total of 14 squads: Ub Huishan NE, Miami, Liman Huishan NE, Vienna, Antwerp TOPdesk, Amsterdam HiPRO, Partizan Mozzart, Raudondvaris Hoptrans, Beijing, Ulaanbaatar MMC Energy, Lausanne Sport LS, San Juan, Paris, Jeddah. 

What are the pools?

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by FIBA3x3 (@fiba3x3)


Who are the favorites?

These are the best teams in the business - with 10 of them having tasted Masters glory this season - so we could name all 14 of them. But we won't chicken out, so let's do the impossible and narrow it down to five. 

Others might  be cold on them, but we're certainly not writing off Ub Huishan NE (SRB). If they defend their World Tour Final title, Ub will cement their case as surely 3x3's GOAT. 

But other teams will enter in better form and no one has been hotter than Miami (USA), who were so close to winning a three-peat of Masters late in the season.

The team that doubles as Team USA  has swagger right out of South Beach right now as they aim to become the first American team to win the World Tour Final. 

Vienna (AUT) will also arrive in Jeddah confident after hitting their straps late in the season. Quincy Diggs and Matthias Linortner average a combined 12 ppg and just have to be the most underrated duo in the game. 

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by FIBA3x3 (@fiba3x3)


Amsterdam HiPRO (NED) are the most recent champs and you feel they will be hard to stop having ended their long World Tour drought. 

Who is the fifth team? It's a raffle but we'll go with Partizan Mozzart (SRB) given their success in Manama and they've got such a well-rounded team.

The Serbs have their talisman Stefan Milivojevic and if he's not firing then Stefan Torbica will be. And they've got big fella Marko Stevanovic as an anchor in the middle, while Ivan Popovic is the glue guy. 

Who are the players to watch? 

Let's start with three dudes who are fighting for the crown. Right now it's No.1 ranked Strahinja Stojacic who still owns it, but Jimmer Fredette and Worthy de Jong can snatch it away if they complete their remarkable seasons. 

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by FIBA3x3 (@fiba3x3)


But it's more than just a three horse race. We've got the best in every facet of the game in Jeddah ready to put on a show.

Who do you want the Wilson with when the game is on the line? Nauris Miezis or Antonio Ralat? Or maybe it's Steve Sir? We'll find out who is the most clutch of them all soon. 

The rims are going to be shaking in Jeddah because Modestas Kumpys is about to activate 'Flight Mode', while Kareem Maddox is an OG at delivering nasty dunks. 

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by FIBA3x3 (@fiba3x3)


Speaking of big fellas, Carlos Martinez, Mihailo Vasic and Luis Cuascut can make defenders in the paint look like they belong in kindergarten. 

It's not just about the O because Dennis Donkor and Dulguun Enkhbat make defending look mighty pretty. 

And forget about Netflix because Franck Seguela was born to entertain you.