TEAM MONTREAL WINS 3X3 CANADA QUEST FINALS IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA
Canada Basketball – TORONTO, ON (July 10, 2017) – The 3×3 Canada Quest Finals took place at the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta this past weekend. Eight teams from our six regional events including two wildcard teams competed for the title of 3×3 Canada Quest Finals Champion.
Team Montreal was crowned the winner of the 3×3 Canada Quest Final defeating Team Winnipeg 18-14 in the final. Team Montreal (Kyle Desmarais (C), Sebastian Beckett, Kevin Loiselle, Mukiya Post) completed the tournament with a 6-0 record, scoring an average of 20.2 points per game.
After finishing 3-0 in round robin play on Day 1, Team Winnipeg (Wyatt Anders (C), Jelane Pryce, Matthew Koenig, O’Neil Gordon) stunned the tournament when they upset Team Saskatoon 21-11 in the quarter-finals, followed by a 21-17 victory against Team Vancouver in the semi-finals.
With Team Montreal and Team Winnipeg reaching the finals, both teams qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour which will for the first time take place in Canada from July 15-16 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Regardless of their early exit in the tournament, Team Saskatoon (Michael Linklater (C), Mike Lieffers, Nolan Brudehl and Andrew Spagrud) has also already qualified for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour stop in Saskatchewan with their top-10 FIBA 3×3 ranking.
Canada Basketball would like to thank our partners Nike, Wilson Sporting Goods, West Edmonton Mall, Basketball Alberta, Sport Court, Pita Pit and Hudsons Canada’s Pub.
For more information on 3×3 Canada Quest, visit basketball.ca/quest or contact:
Ron Yeung, Manager – Domestic Development
Matt Walker, Manager – Communications