Ljubljana win FIBA 3x3 World Tour Mexico City Masters 2018

10 Sep 2018

MEXICO CITY (FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2018) - Ljubljana (SLO) won the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Mexico City Masters at the Perisur shopping mall on September 8-9.

The 2-time FIBA 3x3 World Tour Winners won their first Masters of the season and stamped their ticket for the Bloomage Beijing Final, that will take place in the Chinese capital on October 27-28.

The Slovenians defeated Ponce, from Puerto Rico, in the final 21-17.

This marks Ljubljana's 3rd Masters title in World Tour history. They also took home the USD 30,000 cheque.

Jasmin Hercegovac was named MVP of the event after leading all scorers in Mexico with 42 points overall, and scoring 15 points in the final alone.

In the individual contests, Steve Sir (Saskatoon, CAN) won the shoot-out while U.S dunker Connor Barth dominated the dunk contest and cashed in USD 2,500 in prize money.

FINAL STANDINGS
1.Ljubljana (SLO)
2.Ponce (PUR)
3.Princeton (USA)
4.Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
5.NY Harlem (USA)
6.Amsterdam Inoxdeals (NED)
7.Sao Paulo DC (BRA)
8.Piran (SLO)
9.Delhi 3BL (IND)
10.Saskatoon (CAN)
11.Bahía Blanca (ARG)
12.Villa María (ARG)
13.Mexico City (MEX)
14.Buenos Aires Obras (ARG)

The 7th Masters of the season will be played in Hyderabad, India on September 22-23, 2018.

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