FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final MVP Bulut wins scoring title
ABU DHABI (FIBA 3x3 World Tour) – Number one 3x3 player in the world Dusan Domovic Bulut (Novi Sad Al Wahda) lived up to his reputation at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final in Abu Dhabi on 15-16 October.
'Mr Bulluproof' led his team to a second straight title, topped all scorers in the UAE capital and was named tournament MVP. More than a two-day explosion, the Serbian star’s domination stretched over the whole season as he won the FIBA 3x3 World Tour scoring title with 171 points.
FIBA opened the possibility for teams to qualify to multiple Masters this season and Novi Sad Al Wahda featured in a record five events (out of a total of seven) on the year and their captain Dusan Domovic Bulut played a key role in all them.
He started things off with 37 points at the Manila Masters and followed up with 20 and 26-point performances in Prague and Beijing. He later finished the season with a bang, topping all scorers both at the Rio de Janeiro Masters (46) and at the Abu Dhabi Final (42 points).
His team-mate Dejan 'The Maestro' Majstorovic finished second on the year with 148 points. Manila and Beijing were the only two tournaments where he scored more than Bulut. Trbovlje (SLO)’s Gasper Ovnik ranked third on the scoring list with 83 points in just 12 games and 3 Masters (Prague, Lausanne and Abu Dhabi). Ljubljana (SLO) team-mates Jasmin Hercegovac and Blaz 'Birdman' Cresnar are tied at fourth with 80 points in 15 games and 4 Masters (Manila, Beijing, Lausanne and Abu Dhabi).
Bulut would only rank eighth based on points averaged per game at the World Tour this season. The leaders would be Michael Hicks (Gdansk), Terrence Romeo (Manila West) and Chris Reaves (Wukesong) respectively though all three of them played only 4 World Tour games this year.
Last season, Catalin Vlaicu (Bucharest) topped all scorers, edging out Bulut and Rodrigo Diguinho Del'Arco (Rio Preto).
2015 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Top Scorers:
1. Bulut (Novi Sad Al Wahda) 171 points (5 Events, 22 games)
2. Majstorovic (Novi Sad Al Wahda) 148 points (5 Events, 22 games)
3. Ovnik (Trbovlje) 83 points (3 Events, 12 games)
4. Cresnar (Ljubljana) 80 points (4 Events, 15 games)
4. Hercegovac (Ljubljana) 70 points (4 Events, 15 games)
6. Savic (Novi Sad Al Wahda) 76 points (5 Events, 22 games)
7. Monroe II (Doha) 73 points (3 Masters, 11 games)
8. Kunc (Ljubljana) 66 points (4 Events, 15 games)
9. Cajic (Ljubljana) 60 points (4 Events, 15 games)
10. James (Doha) 59 points (3 Events, 11 games)
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