Top players to watch at FIBA 3x3 World Tour Shanghai Masters 2023
11 Oct 2023
SHANGHAI (China) - The FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2023 travels to a glitzy destination as some of the best players on the planet prepare to entertain a whole new legion of fans at the Shanghai Masters on October 15-16.
Here are the players you just have to watch.
Quincy Diggs (Austria)
We have to start with the reigning MVP after Quincy Diggs put on a show at the Amsterdam Masters to lead Vienna to the crown.
Diggs proved exactly why he's the No.1 ranked American player with an unstoppable performance to claim the World Tour's top prize for the first time.
We have known for some time that the 6ft. 6in (1.98m) dynamo is all buckets, but he needed this type of domination on the big stage to truly show he could get to that top tier level.
Diggs has a golden chance to further elevate his standing by going back-to-back - a feat not too many players have achieved in World Tour history.
Karlis Lasmanis/Nauris Miezis (Beijing)
The superhero duo are set to dust off their capes in time to dazzle the local fans desperate to see this much hyped team go all the way on the World Tour.
They will be extra determined to recapture their superpowers after Beijing fell at the first hurdle in Amsterdam. But these Olympic gold medallists have conquered basically everything in their storied career.
A title with their new team on the Chinese half-court will add another memorable chapter for these caped crusaders.
The 6ft. 4in (1.93m) Parrott is a certified bucket getter. Don't believe us then look at the stats, where he's averaging 7.6 ppg on the pro circuit, including 33% on 2.
His sole appearance on the World Tour was in Mexico City in 2021, but Parrott has gone up several levels since.
We can't wait to see him back on the big stage.
Tomoya Ochiai (Saitama ALPHAS EXE)
The Japanese OG will be slithering his way into Shanghai. You just know 'The Worm' will be ready to ball out and unleash some of his greatest hits - those unstoppable moves that have fooled so many opponents.
We can't wait for him to perform his latest magic trick as he eyes a giant-killing run for Saitama ALPHAS EXE.