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)
Roster #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
Notes - 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.