FIBA 3x3 All Stars - Team Preview: Saskatoon (CAN)

4 Dec 2015

DOHA (2015 FIBA 3x3 All Stars) - The 2015 FIBA 3x3 All Stars will be staged in Doha on Friday 11 December 2015. In the lead-up to the event, we break down the six participating teams. Here's a closer look at Saskatoon (CAN).


Seed: #4
Qualified: Through Michael Linklater being the #1 3x3 player in the Americas
Previous All Stars appearances: 6th (last) in 2014 

- Nolan Brudehl (CAN): 25 years old; 2.01m; World Rank: 71
- O'Neil 'Flash' Gordon (CAN): 35 years old; 1.95m; World Rank: 41
- Michael Lieffers aka 'Maple Lieff' (CAN): 28 years old; 2.07m; World Rank: 40
- Michael Linklater (CAN): 32 years old; 1.78m; World Rank: 17

- Saskatoon had a disappointing outing at the FIBA 3x3 All Stars last year (2 games, 2 losses, last in the standings). Just two months before though, they shined at the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final, reaching second place.
- The team lost to Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE) at the 2013 and 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final.
- Brudehl, Lieffers and Linklater played together at the University of Saskatchewan, that won the college title in Canada in 2009-2010.
- Brudehl was a 2015 addition to the team and finished second in scoring at the 2015 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Mexico DF Masters.