Everything you need to know about FIBA 3x3 World Tour Hong Kong Masters 2023

23 Nov 2023

HONG KONG - The stakes are high at the Hong Kong Masters in the last stop of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2023 regular season.

Here is all the important information you need before the 17th Masters of 2023.

Where can I watch the Hong Kong Masters?

The action runs from November 25-26, and you can follow it live on the FIBA 3x3 YouTube, and Sina Weibo pages.

Who is competing in Hong Kong?

This loaded draw has a total of 16 squads: Ub Huishan NE, Antwerp TOPdesk, Amsterdam HiPRO, Raudondvaris Hoptrans, Ulaanbaatar MMC Energy, Lausanne Sport LS, Paris, Hangzhou, Princeton, Omaha, Jeddah, Podgorica Kodio, Plunge, Zagreb 3BL, North Jakarta Tokopedia, Wu Kai Sha

What are the pools?

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Who are the favorites?

There are an insane six champs from this season's World Tour in this draw, while it's entirely possible that we get a first-time winner.

Let's start with the title holders in Hong Kong - Raudondvaris Hoptrans (LTU), who have a good shot of defending their crown if reigning MVP Aurelijus Pukelis goes on a scoring spree.

Ub Huishan NE (SRB) might be in a drought but they are the top seeds for a reason. The return of No.1 player Strahinja Stojacic makes them a good chance of winning a seventh Masters title of the season, but first since August.

There are several teams in form - none more so than Paris (FRA), who created history in Wuxi while Antwerp TOPdesk (BEL) showed glimpses of their very best with a runners-up finish in Manama.

Ulaanbaatar MMC Energy (MGL) and Hangzhou (CHN) have also won Masters titles this season, but are aiming for a second.

Amsterdam HiPRO (NED), Lausanne Sport LS (SUI) and Princeton (USA) are among the teams hoping to taste glory on the World Tour.

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Who are the players to watch?

Let's start with the dude dropping scoring records all season - Worthy de Jong, who will definitely be continuing his scoring binge in Hong Kong.

He's not the only player in the midst of a heat check with Franck Seguela still flaming hot from his MVP performance in Wuxi.

It's not all about the O with Dennis Donkor and Dulguun Enkhbat capable of locking down the best scorers in the business.

If you want tricks then Gilles Martin is your guy although insanely talented Malik Hluchoweckyj is fast becoming a fan favorite.

Speaking of Americans, walking buckets James Parrott and Henry Caruso have become the latest 3x3 sensations from the hoops powerhouse. They'll be putting on more entertainment than you get at Hong Kong Disneyland!

While sniper Vladimir Trajkovic will show that he has range that extends to Victoria Peak.