RIGA (LAT) Team Preview: FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final
19 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 Riga (LAT).
RIGA (LAT) Seed: #6 Qualified: Finishing 6th in the World Tour Standings World Tour 2017 Appearances: 3 (3rd in Lausanne, 4th in Debrecen & 3rd in Chengdu) World Tour 2017 Record: 8W-4L Previous World Tour Final appearances: 1st time they qualify to the final Top Scorer: Karlis Lasmanis: 63 points (17th overall)
Roster #3 Nauris Miezis (LAT): 26 years old; 1.89m; World Rank: 17 #4 Karlis Lasmanis (LAT): 23 years old; 2.00m; World Rank: 24 #5 Janis Antrops (LAT): 26 years old; 1.91m; World Rank: 396 #6 Agnis Cavars (LAT): 31 years old, 1.96m; World Rank: 22
Notes - Cavars, Lasmanis and Miezis won the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup for Latvia this year (taking down the 4 players of Novi Sad Al Wahda [representing Serbia] in the semi-finals and the 4 players of Piran [representing Slovenia] in the final. - Miezis was named MVP of the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2017. - Lasmanis was named Most Spectacular Player of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Chengdu Masters 2017. - The team did not win at the World Tour this year but they won a record 3 challengers (international qualifiers to the World Tour) this summer.