Mihailo Vasic wins FIBA 3×3 World Tour MVP title
By the Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze medalist Mihailo Vasic has won the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Jeddah Finals 2021 MVP award.
He led Serbian side Liman to their first-ever FIBA 3×3 World Tour title with five wins in as many matches on December 17-18. His team beat Gagarin and Sakiai in Pool C, before defeating Lausanne in the quarter-finals, Antwerp in the semi-finals and Gagarin in the final.
Vasic, 28, ranked first in player value and second overall in scoring, as noted by FIBA.
According to the press release: “Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze medalist Mihailo Vasic (Liman, SRB) has been named FIBA 3×3 World Tour Jeddah 2021 Final MVP on December 18.
The 28-year-old Serbian star ranked first in player value (the metric used in 3×3 to statistically measure the best individual player), second overall with 31 points in 5 games and led Liman to his first-ever FIBA 3×3 World Tour Title.
Antwerp star Nick Celis led all scorers. Vasic finished second and his teammate Stefan Kojic third.
Jeddah was the capital of 3×3 basketball for the second consecutive year. The most important 3×3 basketball event of the year after the Olympics took place in the city of Saudi Arabia with the 12 best teams in the world.
1. Riga (LAT)
2. Ub (SRB)
3. Liman (SRB)
4. Amsterdam Talent&Pro (NED)
5. Antwerp (BEL)
6. PCI Group of San Juan (PUR)
7. Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
8. Sakiai Gulbele (LTU)
9. Gagarin (RUS)
10. Princeton (USA)
11. Graz (AUT)
12. Lausanne Sport (SUI)
Photo credit: FIBA.BASKETBALL