FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final 2021 players poll: Who will win in Jeddah?

JEDDAH (Saudi Arabia) - The FIBA 3x3 World Tour is just a few days away and Jeddah is getting ready to host the best in the world from December 17-18.

Over the course of the 2021 season, there were 48 teams and 162 players that took part in the best 3x3 competition the world has to offer.

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We went to every player in this year's field with one simple question... Who will win the World Tour Jeddah Final? We crunched the numbers and here are the results...

1. Riga (LAT): 29.4%
2. Ub  (SRB): 26.5%
3. Amsterdam Talent&Pro (NED): 11.8%
4. Antwerp (BEL): 7.4%
5. San Juan PCI Group (PUR): 4.4%

*Rest of the teams got 2.9% each (players could obviously vote for their own team!)

Let's take a deeper dive into the vote...

It's no surprise that Riga comes in at number one, leading the World Tour this year in scoring (19.8 ppg), and coming into the event as the hottest team in the world. After winning last year's World Tour Final, they are now the favorites to take the title again, according to their peers.

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Ub, the newly assembled superteam, comes in second in the player vote, winners of two World Tour events, and a staggering 87% winning percentage this year. They finished second in several important offensive categories, including pointer per game (19.6), S-VAL (265.5), and highlights (189). Riga might be number one, but according to the players of the World Tour, it's as even as can be.

Amsterdam Talent&Pro came in third in the vote, and despite not having the best team statistics, they certainly pass the eye test. Dimeo van der Horst and Arvin Slagter have had sensational 2021 seasons for club and country, and they have one of the toughest teams, players 1-4.

Antwerp are the newest darling of the World Tour, and even if they don't end up winning, they are going to put on a show. They lead the World Tour in highlights per game (10.1) and Key Assist (97). Thibaut Vervoort has burned many of the defenders that voted for his team to succeed, the ultimate sign of respect.

San Juan PCI Group round out the top 5, the most surprising member of the list and the heartbreakers of the World Tour, leading the field with 5 Tissot Buzzer Beaters. They are going to need some more theatrics in order to win the Jeddah Final, but they have shown they are not to be counted out in any game they play. 

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