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3x3 PRO League Winter Edition partial success for team Amsterdam!

The first winter edition of the 3x3 PRO League is over! Four events in a span of 12 days was extremely intensive for everyone, but especially for the players of the twelve teams.
For favorite team Amsterdam, the 3x3 PRO League Winter Edition was partly a success. As many as 19 of the 20 matches were won. However, the last and important final was won by the team from Toronto, taking one of the two important World Tour tickets, that could be earned during the league, to Canada.

The final standings, drawn up after the first three events, were still won with flying colors by team Amsterdam. After defeating Dusseldorf in the first stop in an exciting final, the renewed team with Worthy de Jong in its ranks defeated team Toronto in stops two and three in the final. By winning the ranking over the first three stops, team Amsterdam qualified for the World Tour Masters in Manila in May.

Team Utrecht also showed its strength in the first three stops. Each time the team managed to reach the semi-finals, eventually finishing third in the standings.

The fourth and last stop was the final. It seemed to be a repeat of stop two and three with Amsterdam and Toronto working towards the final in cruise control. Amsterdam, meanwhile, had won three straight from Toronto and by a score of 17-14 it seemed to be heading in that same direction. However, it was Toronto's Alex "Superman" Johnson who thought otherwise. With 2 two-pointers he turned the game around and it was Toronto who surprisingly won the final and thus qualified for the World Tour Masters in Macau in June.

National coach Aron Roye looked back positively on this edition of the 3x3 PRO League: "A great event which was the perfect preparation for the new season for our top teams. In addition, by organizing tournaments in the Netherlands we can also grow the sport and let more guys get used to the highest level.

This also fits nicely into the strategy we have set out towards the Olympic Games in Paris. Unfortunately, we came up just short in the final but we were able to gain a lot of match rhythm in a short period of time which makes us ready to start the FIBA 3x3 season."