Five major events will wrap up an incredible 3x3 season
MIES (Switzerland) - Incredibly, quicker than a Gilles Martin drive to the basket, this amazing 3x3 season has sped by but there are still some major events left in 2023.
Here are five events to keep an eye on.
Manama Masters (November 16-17)
There are a record 18 stops on this season's FIBA 3x3 World Tour. We've already had 15 with just two events left in the regular season before the showpiece final.
Manama, the capital of Bahrain, is next and the stakes are high for teams jockeying for a place in the final.
It is an absolutely loaded draw led by Ub Huisan NE (SRB), who are desperate to end a long drought extending three months.
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Other heavyweights Vienna (AUT), Antwerp TOPdesk (BEL) and Amsterdam HiPRO (NED) are also among the contenders.
This is the first time the World Tour travels to glitzy Manama and we can't wait to arrive in a new 3x3 destination.
Hong Kong Masters (November 25-26)
We had a ball in the World Tour's first-ever visit to Hong Kong last year, where Sakiai Gulbele (LTU) beat Vienna to claim the title.
The Lithuanian artists now known as Raudondvaris Hoptrans will be looking for more success in the regular season finale in Hong Kong.
But it won't be easy with Ub Huishan NE, Antwerp TOPdesk and Amsterdam HiPRO also in the draw as the powerhouses aim to build their confidence before the Jeddah Final.
A world famous destination, Hong Kong is fast becoming a favorite 3x3 location - a reputation it will cement on the 17th stop of the World Tour 2023.
Africa Cup (December 1-3)
Africa's best players will be competing for continental supremacy in Egypt's historic capital of Cairo.
In the fifth edition of the Africa Cup, Madagascar (men's) and Egypt (women's) enter as title holders.
There will be 10 teams per gender with the pool winners directly qualifying to the semi-finals, while the 2nd and 3rd placed teams will compete in play-in matches for places in the final four.
Africa is an emerging 3x3 continent highlighted by an epic run from Antananarivo (MAD) at last month's first-ever Shanghai Masters. They were led by star Elly Randriamampionona, who was the MVP at last year's Africa Cup.
AmeriCup (November 30-December 3)
The top teams in the Americas will fight for the crown in San Juan, the beautiful capital of Puerto Rico.
USA (men's) have won both titles in the tournament's history, with the awesome foursome who represent Miami on the World Tour claiming gold last year.
North America heavyweights USA and Canada have split the women's titles, but they will face a formidable slew of challengers in the AmeriCup's third edition.
After the first two editions were played in Miami, the tournament shifts to iconic 3x3 destination San Juan with Puerto Rico OGs in the half-court game.
Jeddah Final (December 8-9)
The final event to cap off 3x3's greatest year is the one we're all waiting for - the Jeddah Final.
All the blood, sweat and tears in the biggest ever World Tour season goes on the line in the season finale.
The showpiece 14-team event comprises the top 11 teams in the rankings, while a play-in will feature the 12th team on the standings, the hosts and the team with the most wins on the pro circuit that hasn't already qualified.
Top-ranked Ub Huishan NE (SRB) face a tough task defending their title as a slew of contenders have emerged to strengthen the depth of talent on the pro circuit.