DOHA (FIBA 3x3 Awards) - The best 3x3 basketball players, organisers and personalities were rewarded at the inaugural edition of the FIBA 3x3 Awards, presented by the Qatar Basketball Federation (QBF) on Thursday in Doha, Qatar.
Dusan Domovic Bulut (Serbia) received the World's #1 player award after leading the FIBA 3x3 Individual World Ranking at the end of the season. The list of decorated players also included Patricia Vicente (Andorra, World's #1 Player - Women), Nina Aho (Hungary, World's #1 Player - U18 Women) and Nedim Muslic (Qatar, World's #1 Player - U18 Men). Last but not least, Terrence Romeo (Philippines) was named the most spectacular player of the year by the fans following a social media contest held on all FIBA 3x3 social media accounts.
In the organisers' categories, the Brazil Basketball Federation (CBB) won the Best Performing Federation award after leading the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking at the end of the season, while the Netherlands Basketball Federation (NBB) received the award for the Most Active Federation after organizing more than 3,000 games involving over 4,000 players in 2015. The Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF) took home the Best CSR Project award for their social activities around 3x3. Hungarian private promoter B33 received the Most Valuable Promoter award for attracting over 5,000 players to their 3x3 tournaments over the year.
QBF President HE Sheik Saoud Bin Abdulrahaman Al-Thani was presented the Outstanding Contribution award. Under his leadership, Qatar became the host of the FIBA 3x3 All Stars, established a nation-wide 3x3 programme and built a team, that won the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Championships.
3x3 continues to be in the spotlight in Doha, Qatar on Friday 11 December with the third edition of the FIBA 3x3 All Stars, the season-ending event for 3x3 basketball which brings together the best teams from the FIBA 3x3 Individual Ranking from all over the world.
The ten winners are:
- World's #1 Player - Men: Dusan Domovic Bulut (Serbia)
- World's #1 Player - Women: Patricia Vicente (Andorra)
- World's # 1 Player - U18 Men: Nedim Muslic (Qatar)
- World's #1 Player - U18 Women: Nina Aho (Hungary)
- Most Spectacular Player: Terrence Romeo (Philippines)
- Best Performing Federation: Brazil Basketball Federation (CBB)
- Most Active Federation: Netherlands Basketball Federation (NBB)
- Most Valuable Promoter: B33 (Hungary)
- Best CSR Project: Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF)
- Outstanding Contribution: HE Sheik Saoud Bin Abdulrahaman Al-Thani (Qatar)
ABOUT FIBA 3x3
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 benefitted from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour (www.fiba.basketball/3x3worldtour) and national-team world championships.
Nike is FIBA 3x3's Founding Partner.
FIBA 3x3 events are played on Sport Court's floors with Schelde backstops and benefit from Wilson's innovative and specially-made ball for 3x3.
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