CANADA SENDS THREE TEAMS TO FIBA 3X3 WORLD TOUR MASTERS COMPETITION

Toronto, Ontario – This weekend in New York City, the inaugural FIBA 3X3 World Tour Master Competition will take place. In the 15 team tournament, Canada will have three teams being represented in New York City. The three teams include; Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal.

Each of the Canadian teams won their regional 3X3 Canada Quest tournaments in order to qualify for the FIBA 3X3 World Tour Masters Competition.

The tournament takes place in Queens, New York August 18 and 19 at Citi Field (home of the New York Mets). The 15 teams are separated into three pools of five.  In order to qualify into the knockout round of the tournament, the teams will need to place in the top two in their pool and the two best third place finishers will then move on to the quarter-finals.

The four semi-finalists will automatically earn a berth into the FIBA 3X3 World Tour Final in Miami, Florida, which will take place on September 22 and 23.

Below are the rosters for the three Canadian teams who will represent Canada at the FIBA 3X3 World Tour Master Competition in New York City.

Edmonton
Toronto
Montreal
Jordan Baker
Alex Urosevic
Charles Fortier
Dom Coward
Gord Wood
Samuel Sow
Jarred Ogungbomi
Andy Kwiatkowski
Francois Mpabe
Joel Frisen
Sean Vankoughnett
Eric Monkam


Pools for FIBA 3X3 World Tour Master Competition in New York City.

Pool 1
Pool 2
Pool 3
Edmonton (CAN)
Montreal (CAN)
Toronto (CAN)
NY Bronx (USA)
NY Brooklyn (USA)
New York City (USA)
Dallas (USA)
Denver (USA)
Philadelphia (USA)
Orlando (USA)
Minnesota (USA)
Moscow (RUS)
San Juan (PUR)
Belize City (BIZ)
Santo Domingo (DOM)


Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 basketball is inspired by several forms of street ball played worldwide. Endorsed by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a standard half-court. It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore.

For schedule and additional FIBA 3X3 World Tour Master Competition, please visit tournament website here