Spectacle!. This describes the first challenger held in Serbia where some of the best world teams took part. The audience had an opportunity to enjoy attractive basket, and finally to celebrate with the host team of Novi Sad , that has become the first champion of Ultra challenger.

After long term domination of Serbian teams at all European and World competitions, finally it was time to have FIBA 3×3 tournament in our country. We have watched domination of the Serbian basket players , and three Serbian teams ranked among the best four teams. World finals between Novi Sad and Liman did not occur.

In the big finals New York Harlem and Novi Sad met , and Novi Sad team won. Tamas Ivosev decided the winner, as one minute before the end he made the final score 21:17. Beside Tamas Ivosev, Dejan Majstorovic, Marko Savic and Dusan Domovic Bulut were in the host team.

I can’t find words, especially for this large and supportive audience. New York Harlem is always difficult team. Basket was born there, and I am very glad that we have played against them in the final game, and we won- said Bulut.

Majstorovic also won MVP title.

Another three Serbian teams presented wonderful play. Vrbas Avai (Ivan Popovici, Marko Brankovic, Strahinja Stojaci and Filip Simic) did not manage to qualify , as the team from Zemun was better. World champion from 2017 did not play in its standard composition , Bogdan Dragovic was injured and he was replaced by Nebojsa Boskovic, along with Lazar Rasic, Marko Dugosija and Nikola Vukovic. The team from Zemun showed that they are in great condition , and they have reached semi-finals, where they were defeated by Novi Sad.

Liman, another team from Novi Sad , was also modified. Stefan Stojicic still recovers from his injury , while Aleksadar Ratkov had anothter injury . Mihailo Vasic and Stefan Kojic were joined by Maksim Kovacevic and Pen Jan. The Liman team was convincing in group phase, then they eliminated Princeton, but they were stopped by Harlem in the semi-finals. So they won the third place, while Zemun was forth ranked team.

Urban basketball challenger

Beside Novi Sad , another tournament was held last weekend within RODA 3×3 Championship of Serbia, on the court of DKC “Majdan”. In the Urban basketball challenger, after exciting and uncertain game between Armagedon and Batajnica, Armagedon won with the score 19:17. The third place was won by Boorazzers team.

RODA caravan continues its travel , and next stops are in Priboj, Nis and Leskovac.