UTSUNOMIYA (Japan) - The rosters of the 12 teams competing at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Utsunomiya Final 2019 on November 2-3 have been confirmed.
Just one day before the climax of the FIBA 3x3 professional season, all rosters have been trimmed to 4 players.
Pool action will be played on Saturday, November 2 from 1 to 6.45pm local time (GMT+9). The knock-out games, culminating with the final, will be played on Sunday, November 3 from 1 to 5.15pm local time.
All 12 teams have their eyes on the 50,000 USD winner cheque and the opportunity to dethrone Novi Sad who won their third World Tour title last year in Beijing, China. The Serbian powerhouse won the World Tour after going 32-0 in 2018. They're 24-7 this year and finished 3rd in the standings at the end of the regular season. There were an all-time high 11 Masters on the World Tour in 2019. A total of 8 different teams won one this year, making it one of the most wide-open Finals in World Tour history.
Click on the teams below to see the rosters:
Pool A: Riga Ghetto, Edmonton, Amsterdam
Pool B: Novi Sad, Princeton, Zemun
Pool C: Liman, Piran, Lausanne TNV
Pool D: NY Harlem, Sakiai Gulbelè, Jeddah
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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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