Top 10 players to watch at FIBA 3x3 World Tour Lausanne Masters 2023
16 Aug 2023
LAUSANNE (Switzerland) - The FIBA 3x3 World Tour returns to a favorite location on August 18-19 - the Olympic capital!
Ahead of the annual Lausanne Masters, let's get amped up by finding 10 players you just have to watch.
Strahinja Stojacic (Ub Huishan NE)
As per usual, the No.1 ranked player in the world takes top billing. You might know him as 'Doctor Strange', but his name is Strahinja Stojacic - the dude who has won three Masters MVPs this season.
His World Tour stats are mind-blowing - 6.9 ppg, shooting efficiency 0.71, 13 dunks - but most of all he has played all 30 games. This dude is an absolute machine!
And get ready because he finally had a well-earned breather after missing Ub's victory at the Belgrade Challenger. A refreshed 'Doctor Strange' will be out to repeat his MVP heroics from last year as he attempts to again make Lausanne his 3x3 multiverse.
Vic van Oosterwyck (Antwerp TOPdesk)
The strongly-built 23-year-old has been a breakout star on the pro circuit and starred in Antwerp's win at the Ulaanbaatar Challenger.
He will make his World Tour debut and might bring a storm to Lausanne because this Belgian is lights out from deep.
The 6ft. 2in (1.88m) sniper connects on an insane 41% from 2, so defenders will be crazy to leave him open.
Modestas Kumpys (Raudondvaris Hoptrans)
Get ready because this dunk machine is about to activate 'Flight Mode'.
The 6ft. 4in (1.94m) high-flyer has already made memes out of defenders this season. Kumpys has had 14 dunks in 26 pro circuit games this season - so don't blink because you just might miss him putting a defender into a body bag!
His energetic game helps pump up the lethal Lithuanians, who are hoping to get past the quarters for the first time this World Tour season.
This bucket getter has been doing his thing for years, but might be hotter than ever before.
Kojic arrives in Lausanne having dropped a jaw-dropping 51 points in Belgrade to lead Liman within an inch of knocking off Ub in a crazy final.
The 31-year-old had a staggering player-value of 53.8 and hit two-piece buzzer beaters in the quarters and semis.
No one has scored more points than Kojic on the pro circuit - at an incredible average of 8.2 ppg - and he's ready to take that form to the World Tour, where Liman will want to go one better than their runners-up finish in Macau.