Serbian outfit Ub Huishan affirmed their standing as the highest aspect on the planet beating Amsterdam 21-15 to say back-to-back FIBA 3×3 World Tour Last titles in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Saturday (9 December).
Ub bowed out of the two-day season finale profitable all 5 of their video games within the Saudi match together with a hard-fought battle towards Antwerp within the semi-final.
High-ranked, European and world champion Strahinja Stojacic together with Nenad Nerandzic performed main roles of their crew’s triumph contributing six factors apiece.
The Serbians made an announcement of intent racing to a four-point lead earlier than they opened extra daylight going 11-4 up towards the Dutch aspect. Amsterdam threw all the pieces at Ub however the Serbians maintained their benefit because of a excessive scoring share.
As soon as Ub discovered their groove they’d not permit Amsterdam a foot within the door with the Dutch by no means getting nearer than 5 factors till late within the recreation. Arvin Slagter landed a late two-point shot to get inside 4 factors (19-15) earlier than Dejan Majstorovic responded with the decisive blow at hand his crew the victory.
In what proved to be a very good omen for the Serbian crew, the talismanic Stojacic earned the MVP award for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour 2023 common season on the eve of the ultimate for the second consecutive time. Stojacic, or ‘Dr Unusual’ as he’s affectionately identified, was price his weight in gold in his crew’s victory as Ub consolidated their place as the highest aspect on the World Tour.
Ub laid the groundwork beginning the season with a spectacular six-straight Masters title wins earlier than they misplaced some steam as their marketing campaign progressed.