LAUSANNE (Switzerland) - NY Harlem (USA) won the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters 2019 presented by Wingo on August 24, 2019.
The New Yorkers became the first U.S. team to win a Masters since Chicago won the Americas Masters in Mexico City nearly 3 years ago, on September 23, 2016.
In an all-American final, NY Harlem dominated their rivals from Princeton. Dominique Jones caught fire in the championship game. He scored 10 points on 6/10 shooting and was perfect from the line on his signature one-handed free-throws. The man known as 'Disco Domo' topped all scorers in Lausanne with 35 points and took home the MVP award.
NY Harlem's first-ever World Tour title did not come without its share of sweat. The team from Big Apple won their first 3 games in the closing seconds on a Tissot Buzzer Beater. The team took home the 30,000 USD winning cheque. Prize money reached an all-time high 2 million USD on the FIBA 3x3 professional circuit in 2019.
Three weeks after Prague, it is the second time this season that Princeton lose in the championship game at a Masters. Former NBA player and World Cup 2019 MVP Robbie Hummel led his team in scoring and finished 3rd overall with 29 points.
In the individual contests, Vadim 'Miller' Poddubchenko (UKR) dominated the Pemsa Dunk Contest while Hamburg's Malo Valerien took home the shoot-out contest.
The event was set in the heart of the Olympic Capital and was sold out for 3 of the 4 sessions.
1. NY Harlem (USA)
2. Princeton (USA)
3. Korolev (RUS)
4. Lausanne (SUI)
5. Liman (SRB)
6. Piran (SLO)
7. Nantes Aderim (FRA)
8. Sakiai Gulbele (LTU)
9. Lyon (FRA)
10. Barcelona NSNG (ESP)
11. Utsunomiya (JPN)
12. Ulaanbaatar MCC Energy (MGL)
13. Hamburg (GER)
14. Gdansk Energa (POL)
The 7th Masters of the season will be played in Debrecen, Hungary on August 27-28 2019
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.
On 9 June 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Nike is the Founding Partner, Wilson the Global Sponsor and Tissot the Official Timekeeper of FIBA 3x3.
FIBA 3x3 events are played on Enlio floors with Wilson balls, Schelde backstops, and the Magic Sky canopy system.
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