PARIS (France) - Vienna (AUT) became the first-ever Austrian team to win a FIBA 3x3 World Tour event on the maiden edition of the Paris Masters on October 7-8, 2022.
In the iconic settings of the 'Carreau du Temple' in the center of Paris, Vienna won all 5 games before the 10-minute limit. They defeated the first 2 teams in the world in the knock-out rounds and finished things off with a 21-13 success over Utrecht (NED), who were also competing in a title game for the first time on the World Tour.
Former number one player in the world Stefan Stojacic was named event MVP after leading the scoring charts in Paris with 50 points in 5 games. It was the first time a player reached 50 points on the World Tour in 6 years and ranks as the third best scoring explosion in World Tour history.
The man known as 'Mister Robot' scored a game-high 9 points in the final. His teammate Quincy Diggs added 8. Utrecht star Worthy de Jong contributed 8 points in the losing effort and was a statistical freak in Paris as the World Tour was stopping in France for the first time. He recorded a triple-five (at least 5 points, 5 rebounds and 5 highlights) in each one of his first 3 games and ranked number one in player value on the weekend.
In the individual contests, the number one 3x3 player in the world Strahinja Stojacic took home the Maurice Lacroix Shoot-out Contest, while Polish dunk legend Rafal 'Lipek' Lipinski won the Wilson Dunk Contest.
1. Vienna (AUT)
2. Utrecht (NED)
3. Liman Huishan NE (SRB)
4. NY Harlem (USA)
5. Princeton (USA)
6. Jeddah (KSA)
7. Ub Huishan NE (SRB)
8. Paris (FRA)
9. Doha QSC (QAT)
10. Danube (SRB)
11. Prebold (SLO)
12. Cacak Huishan NE (SRB)
13. Bjelovar (CRO)
14. Athens (GRE)
The FIBA 3x3 World Tour is back (November 11-12) with the Riyadh Masters.
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly professional circuit for men and women (World Tour and Women’s Series respectively) and national-team competitions.
3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Wilson is the Global Ball Partner. Wilson is also the Apparel Partner, Maurice Lacroix the Official Timekeeper and Chooks-to-Go the Global Partner of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2022.
FIBA 3x3 events are played on Enlio floors with Wilson balls, Schelde backstops, Bodet shot-clocks and the Magic Sky canopy system.
For further information about 3x3, visit fiba3x3.basketball, FIBA 3x3 accounts on Douyin, Facebook, Instagram, Sina Weibo, Tencent, TikTok, Twitch, Twitter, Youku and YouTube or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.