Liman favorites to win FIBA 3x3 World Tour Jeddah Final in player poll

7 Dec 2020

JEDDAH (Saudi Arabia) - Five of the top players on the FIBA 3x3 World Tour picked Liman as the team most likely to win the Jeddah Final on December 18-19, 2020.

Kareem Maddox (Princeton, USA), Jasmin Hercegovac (Ljubljana, SLO), Karl Noyer (Auckland, NZL), Dominique Gentil (Nantes, FRA), and Angelo Tsagarakis (Paris, FRA) were asked 3 questions: who do you think will reach the Jeddah Final? Who will win? Which player will be named MVP?

All 5 players predicted that Liman (SRB), the number one team in the Team ranking will win their first 3x3 World Tour final.

Riga (LAT) was the team most selected to finish second, with Utena Uniclub (LTU) and Novi Sad (SRB) also getting a vote.

When it came time to vote for MVP, it was a two-man race. Not only do the players think Liman will come out on top, but they all predicted either Stefan Kojic (3 nominations) or Stefan Stojacic (2) to earn the top individual honor.

Detailed predictions:

Kareem Maddox (Princeton, USA):
Winners: Liman (SRB)
Finalists: Utena Uniclub (LTU)
MVP: Stefan Kojic

"I think Liman are the most prepared team and will be playing with a familiar roster. If Kojic plays well, they will win it all."

Jasmin Hercegovac (Ljubljana, SLO):
Winners: Liman (SRB)
Finalists: Riga (LAT)
MVP: Stefan Stojacic

"The best two teams so far were Liman and Riga. Other teams with more chances if they are prepared and ready are NY Harlem, Sakiai, and maybe Utena and Novi Sad. Silent contenders include Jeddah, Ub, and Amsterdam."

Karl Noyer (Auckland, NZL):
Winners: Liman (SRB)
Finalists: Riga (LAT)
MVP: Stefan Stojacic

"I’m picking Liman to win the final vs Riga if the draw works out that way. After the Doha Masters when Liman were up 20-16, I’m sure they are wanting to get back into the winning circle as it must be eating them up since they lost. Robot for MVP! But I think Utena is going to upset a few teams also. Can’t wait to watch some high-intensity 3x3 basketball!"

Dominique Gentil (Nantes, FRA):
Winners: Liman (SRB)
Finalists: Novi Sad (SRB)
MVP: Stefan Kojic

"For me there are 2 BIG teams. They don’t make many mistakes and their chemistry is on point! Liman and Riga are for sure great but Novi Sad even without Bulut will try hard to get their 3rd title in a row so it’s gonna be 🔥🔥. I can’t wait to watch it!"

Angelo Tsagarakis (Paris, FRA):

Winners: Liman (SRB)
Finalists: Riga (LAT)
MVP: Stefan Kojic "I hesitate between Liman and Riga, who are the two most consistent teams this season and the ones with the most rhythm. Novi Sad will be very dangerous and potential finalists. Utena is my outsider."

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