Ljubljana (SLO) Team Preview: FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final
25 Oct 2017
BEIJING (FIBA 3x3 World Tour) - The FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final 2017 will be staged in Beijing, China on October 28-29 and we look at the 12 participating teams. We continue our preview with Ljubljana (SLO).
Seed: #2 Qualified: Winning the Saskatoon Masters World Tour 2017 Appearances: 5 (1st in Saskatoon, 11th in Utsunomiya, 2nd in Prague, 2nd in Debrecen & 5th in Chengdu) World Tour 2017 Record: 14W-6L Previous World Tour Final appearances: 3 (1st in 2013 & 2016, 5th in 2015) Top Scorer: Jasmin Hercegovac: 116 points (5th overall)
Roster #4 Jasmin Hercegovac (SLO): 40 years old; 1.90m; World Rank: 3 #5 Ales Kunc (SLO): 44 years old; 1.97m; World Rank: 6 #7 Blaz Cresnar (SLO): 31 years old; 2.16m; World Rank: 7 #15 Zelimir Zagorac (SLO): 36 years old, 2.04m; World Rank: 23
Notes - Reigning champs - Cresnar is the tallest player at the event (2.16m). - Hercegovac was named MVP of the Prague Masters 2016 and Abu Dhabi Final last year. - Kunc won the Shoot-Out Contest at the Prague Masters 2017 this year. - Both Kunc and Zagorac represented Slovenia in major basketball tournaments (Eurobasket and Basketball World Cup). - Zagorac stepped up for Ljubljana after Saskatoon Masters MVP Tomo Cajic went down with a back injury.