PR Nº 78 - Defending champions Novi Sad Al Wahda win 2015 FIBA 3x3 All Stars
11 Dec 2015
DOHA (FIBA 3x3 All Stars) - Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE) repeated as FIBA 3x3 All Stars winners, after beating rivals Saskatoon (CAN) 21-14 in the final in a packed outdoors venue in Doha, Qatar on 11 December 2015.
Just one day after their leader Dusan Domovic Bulut received the World’s #1 player trophy at the FIBA 3x3 Awards, Novi Sad Al Wahda continued their domination of the 3x3 basketball scene. For the second consecutive year, the team won both the FIBA 3x3 World Tour and the FIBA 3x3 All Stars over the same season.
Bulut ended the event as top scorer with 27 points in 4 games and was named MVP. He was instrumental in the title game, scoring 6 points including the winning free throw. His team-mate Marko Savic was the final top scorer with 8 points while sharp-shooter Dejan Majstorovic added 7 points.
It was the third straight year Saskatoon lose against Novi Sad Al Wahda at a top 3x3 event. O’Neil Gordon scored 5 points in the final and dunking machine Michael Lieffers contributed 4.
The FIBA 3x3 All Stars brings together all the number ones in the 3x3 Individual World Ranking from all around the world.
The number one player in Europe, in the Americas, in the host country (Qatar), in the rest of the world together with the number one (winners) at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour and the number one (winners) at the FISU 3x3 World University League were brought together for the third edition of the FIBA 3x3 All Stars, which jammed the Al Gharafa Sports Complex, an outdoors venue which can host over 2,000 spectators.
In the individual competitions, Team Americas (Justin ‘Jus Fly’ Darlington (CAN) and Porter ‘What’s Gravity!?’ Maberry (USA)) defeated Team Europe (Kristaps Dargais (LAT) and Rafal ‘Lipek’ Lipinski (POL)) in the QBF Dunk Contest. Local favourite Boney Watson (Doha) was on fire from outside the arc and won the QBF Shoot-Out Contest.
Final Standings of the 2015 FIBA 3x3 All Stars:
Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE)
Montreal UQAM (CAN)
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.
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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.