Top 10 players to watch at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final 2017
BEIJING (FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final) - They can break ankles, break backboards and break the Internet. Here’s a look at the 10 players to watch at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final in Beijing, China on October 28-29.
At number 1, it’s the 3x3 goat Dusan Domovic Bulut from Novi Sad Al Wahda and the Serbian national team, who’s broken more ankles than black ice and has hit more big shots in his career than Connor McGregor.
Coming up at 2, it’s Ljubljana’s sharpshooter Jasmin Hercegovac. Winter is always coming when the Iceman pulls up from Behind the Arctic Circle.
Our number 3 is Serbian star Stefan Stojacic from Team Liman who once outplayed the Chef Steph Curry and is now saucing on the entire 3x3 community.
At 4, he can shoot from the VIP seats and is the best trash talker in the game. Meet Krakow R8 Basket star Michael ‘Money in the Bank’ Hicks.
Enter the Dragon at number 5. Zemun Master’s Bogdan Dragovic get buckets and his shammgod is more fire than all of Khaleesi’s dragons.
At number 6, it’s a Latvian invasion. Kristaps who? The only Latvian player we acknowledge is Riga rising star Nauris Miezis.
Moving on to 7, we used to call him The Sphinx for his Phil Ivey-like poker face. Now Piran star Simon Finzgar is our Sphinx cause he’s half man – half lion when he jumps on the rim like a zebra.
8 is always great. Especially when Lausanne star Natan Jurkovitz goes to airplane mode. The 22-year-old gets so high on these alley-oops, we had to call him Swiss Khalifa.
At 9, Michael Linklater from Saskatoon, Canada has put more people on skates than the great Tony Hawk. He’s known in the 3x3 stage as Steve Nash with braids.
Last but not least, at 10, last year at the Final, he gave us the ankle-breaker of the year. He’s been quiet this season but never underestimate the handles of Mr Crossover Dragan Bjelica.
For those not attending the games at the Bloomage Hi-Up shopping mall, pool games will start at 5pm local time (GMT+8) on Saturday October 28 live on FIBA 3x3's official YouTube channel. The top-two placed teams from each pool advance to a standard knock-out round which starts at the quarter-finals stage, from 5.10pm local time on Sunday October 29.