Doha, Qatar is getting prepared for the first-ever FIBA 3×3 All Stars on 12 December 2013, which will see the best 3×3 teams in the world compete for a grand total of 120,000 USD in one of the best locations in the world.
Katara Beach will host the new endpoint to the 3×3 season with six of the best teams in the world bringing their A-Game for a dynamic four-hour event.
Invited as 2013 FIBA 3×3 World Tour winners, Team Brezovica (SLO) will get to see familiar faces in Doha with Team Novi Sad (SRB), whom they defeated in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Istanbul Final just a month ago.
Novi Sad earned their ticket for Doha as the team of the number one 3×3 player in Europe and in the 3×3 Individual World Ranking, Dusan Domovic Bulut.
Brezovica will cross swords with the team they dominated in the semi-finals in Istanbul, the frequent travellers from Team Caracas (VEN), who qualified thanks to the crafty Michael Flores, the number one player in the Americas.
Another FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final participant – Team Nagoya (JPN) – will also travel to Doha as the squad of the number one player in the rest of the world, the lefty Tomoya Ochiai.
Team Doha (QAT) featuring the best 3×3 players in Qatar will try to build on home support though many fans are likely to cheer for the last side in the event, a team of former FC Barcelona (ESP) legends starring several former Spain internationals like Ferran Martinez, Rodrigo de la Fuente, Roger Esteller and Manel Bosch who received a wildcard.
On top of a premium quality 3×3 tournament, the crowd will get to watch one of the best dunk contests in the world with high-flyers Rafał ‘Lipek’ Lipiński, Dmitry ‘Smoove’ Krivenko and Kristaps ‘Latvian Sensation’ Dargais all in orbit.