Top 10 players to watch at FIBA 3x3 Manila Masters 2022
26 May 2022
MANILA (Philippines) - Our beloved top 3x3 stars have done the impossible: - they are even better in 2022 and ready to showcase their talents at the Manila Masters on May 28-29 in the second stop on this season's FIBA 3x3 World Tour.
Let's get hyped for the World Tour's return to the Philippines.
Strahinja Stojacic (Ub)
You thought this spectacular Serb was done improving after his breakout 2021? Think again.
The 29-year-old is No.1 for a reason and he showed why with an incredible MVP performance to lead Ub to a first up triumph at the Utsunomiya Opener.
As he memorably showed last year, Stojacic dunked all over opponents - he's meaner and nastier than before - and continued to be one-man entertainer as he finished top in highlights.
The 6ft. 6in (1.98m) Stojacic is at the peak of his powers but that doesn't mean he can't get better.
He shot just 25% from deep in Utsunomiya, but if the new No.1 player in the world can find his radar in Manila then look out!
'Must See TV' proved in Utsunomiya that his second season is going to be better than his first.
Move over Stranger Things season four, Vervoort is the hottest thing on television as he led a three-man Antwerp to the semis after topping the scoring charts with an insane 10ppg.
The 24-year-old wants it all and he might just get his way in Manila.
Stefan Kojic (Liman Huishan NE)
The sharpshooter was on target in Utsunomiya, nailing 42% of his twos, and this Liman legend just keeps on keeping on.
He might not be the dude with the monster hops or the dope nickname but Kojic just gets the job done time after time.
The Serb will be extra determined after Liman's heartbreaking loss to Ub in the quarters in Utsunomiya but that just heightens the chances of a famous heat check coming his way in Manila.
Dulguun Enkhbat (Ulaanbaatar MMC Energy)
There might not be anyone in Manila - heck, anywhere - who can lock down better than this Mongolian who is a maniac on D.
He's all energy and hustle and loves nothing more than embarrassing walking buckets.
But he's not just a one-trick pony. He can get the Wilson in the hole when needed - from inside and outside - and is the emotional heart of an Ulaanbaatar team confident of breaking their Masters drought.
Oh, and we thought we wouldn't mention his perfect hair? Please stop underestimating us.
Gan-Erdene Gantsolmon (Zaisan MMC Energy)
For those heading to Manila, be careful! There is a typhoon on the way and it is called Hurricane Gantsolmon, who is about to light a fuse under the World Tour.
The speedy 6ft (1.84m) Mongolian was on video game mode during Super Quests in Manila and Ulaanbaatar to signal the arrival of a new 3x3 superstar.
The 22-year-old was unconscious and seemingly invented new ways to score buckets with his insane finishing ability.
He may not be widely known yet, but Gantsolmon is box office. A 3x3 star has been born.