Novi Sad top USD 1 million in career earnings
UTSUNOMIYA (Japan) - The 4-time FIBA 3x3 World Tour winners reached a new milestone after the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Utsunomiya Final on November 2-3, 2019.
Novi Sad (SRB) became the first-ever 3x3 millionaires after winning the USD 50k in prize money in Japan. This year alone, they earned a total of USD 279,000 after winning 2 World Tour Masters, the World Tour Final and 4 Challengers. The Serbian powerhouse actually won more money than what they did in 2018, when they went 32-0 on the World Tour (USD 271.000).
The number 2 team in the World Liman (SRB) cashed in an all-time-high USD 294,000 in 2019. Their biggest cheque was the USD 30,000 they earned after winning the Debrecen Masters. They also won 4 Challengers (USD 15k each) and finished the FIBA 3x3 World Tour regular season first in the standings, which brought them an extra USD 60,000. Liman competed in all 11 World Tour Masters this year and finished in the money (top 5) in 10 of them (!).
Riga Ghetto (LAT) completed the podium with USD 251,000. The Latvian team won 3 World Tour Masters this year, (quick maths: USD 90,000) and finished 2nd in the World Tour standings (extra USD 48,000).
The total prize money on the FIBA 3x3 pro tour went from USD 1.4 to USD 2.1 million this year.
Season Earnings Top 5 (in USD):
1. Liman (SRB): 294,000
2. Novi Sad (SRB): 279,000
3. Riga Ghetto (LAT): 251,000
4. NY Harlem (USA): 192,000
5. Princeton (USA): 183,000