DOHA (FIBA 3x3 All Stars) - Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE) won their third consecutive title at the FIBA 3x3 All Stars after defeating archrivals Ljubljana (SLO) (21-12) in the final in Doha, Qatar on 18 November 2016.
Just three weeks after missing out on a three-peat at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, Novi Sad Al Wahda returned to their winning ways in impressive fashion.
The team won all 3 knock-out games with a 10-point advantage on average in the outdoor venue of the Gharafa Sports Complex.
They received their 20,000 USD winning cheque from FIBA Vice-President Hamane Niang and Qatar Basketball Federation President HE Sheik Saoud Bin Abdulrahaman Al-Thani.
The number one 3x3 player in the World Dusan Domovic Bulut won MVP honours in Doha after nailing the game-winner in the final and finishing second overall in scoring, tied with team-mate Dejan Majstorovic.
Majstorovic extended Novi Sad Al Wahda’s domination to the Shoot-Out Contest, where he scored 14 points, just one shy of the all-time record.
The 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Tour winners Ljubljana fell short in the final despite shooting ace Jasmin Hercegovac leading all scorers with 23 points.
The 2016 FIBA 3x3 All Stars brought together the best players in the FIBA 3x3 Individual World Ranking from all over the world.
The season-ending event also featured the winners of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, the FISU 3x3 World University League and the brand new Dew NBA 3X Tour, together with a Filipino All-Star Team.
Final Standings of the 2016 FIBA 3x3 All Stars
1. Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE)
2. Ljubljana (SLO)
3. NY Harlem NBA (USA)
4. Doha (QAT)
5. Saskatoon (CAN)
6. Hamamatsu (JPN)
7. Manila (PHI)
8. McGill U (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.
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.
For further information about 3x3, visit fiba.com/3x3, FIBA3x3 accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.