Saskatoon (CAN) Team Preview - FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final

18 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 Saskatoon (CAN).


Seed: #12
Qualified: Finishing 7th in the World Tour Standings
World Tour 2017 Appearances: 3 (2nd in Saskatoon, 5th in Prague and 9th in Lausanne)
World Tour 2017 Record: 6W-4L
Previous World Tour Final appearances: 4 (6th in 2013, 2nd in 2014 & 10th in 2016)
Top Scorer: Nolan Brudehl: 64 points (15th overall)

#3 Steve Sir (CAN): 35 years old; 1.96m; World Rank: 69
#4 Michael Lieffers (CAN): 30 years old; 2.07m; World Rank: 83
#5 Michael Linklater (USA): 35 years old; 1.78m; World Rank: 48
#7 Andrew Spagrud (CAN): 31 years old, 2.03m; World Rank: 1450

- Lieffers and Linklater played together at the University of Saskatchewan and won the college title in Canada in 2009-2010.
- Linklater is a proud member of the Nehiyaw (Cree) First Nation community and was named MVP of the Lausanne Masters 2016.
- To this day Steve Sir still leads the NCAA (US college) in 3 point percentage (he won the Lausanne Masters shoot-out contest this year) and did the NBA summer league with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2016.