Serbia's men and France's women retain title at FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2019

1 Sep 2019

DEBRECEN (Hungary) - Serbia and France successfully defended their title in the 5th edition of the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup in Debrecen, Hungary on August 30 - September 1.

Four-time World Champions Serbia were undefeated on Kossuth Square in front of the iconic Reformed Great Church. They were put to the test in the last 2 games: a 20-19 thriller against Lithuania in the semi-finals and a 21-18 nail-biter versus France in the final.

Serbian sharpshooter Dejan Majstorovic was named MVP after scoring a game-high 9 points in the final, including 3 shots from behind the arc.

'The Maestro' was joined on the team of the tournament by France's Lucas Dussolier and Lithuania's Marijus Uzupis, who led his team to their first-ever bronze medal at the 3x3 Europe Cup and topped all scorers in Debrecen with 44 points.

France's women also repeated after an incredible final against Spain, which went to overtime. Migna Touré came clutch to finish the game on a Tissot Buzzer Beater. The team's leading scorer Ana Maria Filip - who ranks number one in the individual world ranking - won MVP and was joined on the team of the tournament by the Netherlands' Natalie van den Adel and Spain's Sandra Ygueravide.

Latvia's women won their first-ever medal in the women's category at the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup after upsetting the Netherlands in the bronze-medal game to win.

In the shoot-out contest, Michael Hicks won gold for Poland, Denmark's Ida Tryggedsson won silver (the first-ever medal for Denmark in 3x3) and bronze went to Alexandra Stolyar (Russia).

The FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2019 was the closing event of a historic full week of 3x3 in Debrecen, which included a total of 5 official FIBA 3x3 competitions (FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup, FIBA 3x3 World Tour, FIBA 3x3 Women's Series and 2 stops of the FIBA 3x3 U23 Nations League).

FINAL STANDINGS (of the teams playing in Debrecen)

MEN
1.Serbia
2. France
3. Lithuania
4. Spain
5. Poland
6. Austria
7. Hungary
8. Ukraine
9. Russia
10. Latvia
11. Germany
12. Netherlands

WOMEN
1.France
2. Spain
3. Latvia
4. Netherlands
5. Hungary
6. Belarus
7. Russia
8. Ukraine
9. Denmark
10. Romania
11. Italy
12. Poland

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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 June 9, 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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