- SASKATOON READY FOR FIBA 3X3 WORLD TOUR BLOOMAGE BEIJING FINAL
SASKATOON READY FOR FIBA 3X3 WORLD TOUR BLOOMAGE BEIJING FINAL
BEIJING (FIBA 3x3 World Tour) - The 12 best teams of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2017 season will converge on the Chinese capital from October 28-29 for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final.
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 the Canada Basketball Facebook page as well as the 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.
Qualified: Finishing 7th in the World Tour Standings
World Tour 2017 Appearances: 3 (2nd in Saskatoon, 5th in Prague and 9th in Lausanne)
World Tour 2017 Record: 6W-4L
Previous World Tour Final appearances: 4 (6th in 2013, 2nd in 2014 & 10th in 2016)
#3 Steve Sir (CAN): 35 years old; 1.96m; World Rank: 69
#4 Michael Lieffers (CAN): 30 years old; 2.07m; World Rank: 83
#5 Michael Linklater (USA): 35 years old; 1.78m; World Rank: 48
#7 Andrew Spagrud (CAN): 31 years old, 2.03m; World Rank: 1450
- Lieffers and Linklater played together at the University of Saskatchewan and won the college title in Canada in 2009-2010.
- Linklater is a proud member of the Nehiyaw (Cree) First Nation community and was named MVP of the Lausanne Masters 2016.
- To this day Steve Sir still leads the NCAA (US college) in 3 point percentage (he won the Lausanne Masters shoot-out contest this year) and did the NBA summer league with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2016.