Top players to watch at FIBA World Tour 3x3 Manama Masters 2023
13 Nov 2023
MANAMA (Bahrain) - The regular season of this crazy FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2023 is almost over, but there is still time for the top players on the planet to do something amazing.
And here are 10 of the best who are out to own the Manama Masters on November 16-17.
Dejan Majstorovic (Ub Hushian NE)
For top-ranked Ub Huishan NE (SRB) to end a frustrating drought on the World Tour, made even more difficult without superstar Strahinja Stojacic, they'll need this legend to once again transform into 'The Maestro'.
You surely know by now, but don't ever bet against one of the GOATs. Majstorovic hasn't lost a step and averages 5.7 ppg ,while playing the second most games out of anyone on this season's World Tour.
Most importantly, he remains the heart and soul of this Serbian machine and 'The Maestro' might just be able to inspire his team to another memorable title.
Quincy Diggs (Vienna)
Vienna has gone on a surge at the backend of 2023. The main reason? You guessed it - Quincy Diggs, who claimed his first Masters MVP in Amsterdam.
This dude makes scoring look oh so easy, but he's sure not a ball hog. The American shares the ball and almost always makes the right play. He's the ultimate team player because all Diggs cares about is getting the dub.
And if Vienna's hot streak continues then Diggs might just go home with another MVP.
Dennis Donkor (Antwerp TOPdesk)
It's fitting that this dude's names start with D. Because Dennis Donkor might just be the defensive player of the year. He's certainly on the shortlist because few others can play lockdown D on the perimeter like this bad Belgian.
It's totally unfair that Donkor can also be a scoring machine whenever he so pleases. You'll see his two-way dominance in Manama.
Partizan have gone up a level as a new powerhouse from Serbia rises.
And Partizan's success can largely be traced to the scoring explosion from Stefan Milivojevic, who almost averages 7 ppg in his debut season. This guy is absolutely lights out from deep, so opponents need to put him on a tight leash.
Memo to David Fincher, Stefan Milivojevic really should have been cast in The Killer because he's a certified hitman.
We haven't seen the best of 'Must See TV' since he switched to Futian (CHN) as shown by his modest World Tour 2023 average of 4.4 ppg and he's been ice cold from deep.
But the season's not done and it's still time for a scene stealing performance from a dude who was trending No.1 not long ago as the best show on Netflix.
Thibaut Vervoort is ready to once again be the main attraction on the World Tour.
Henry Caruso (Princeton)
Talk about certified scorers and the name Henry Caruso flashes up. The new American sensation averages 6 ppg and he's just getting started.
It's quite fitting he plays for Princeton because Caruso is becoming something of a prince on the half-court. It feels like it's inevitable that the 28-year-old will take the crown and it might just happen sooner than you think.