Huskies Alumni Help Saskatoon host FIBA 3X3 tournament

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By University of Saskatoon Huskies Staff, huskies.usask.ca, July 7, 2017 

At 30 years old, Michael Lieffers (BEd’10) has already traveled to 16 countries.

When asked where the best world adventures take place, he’s quick to respond with hometown pride—Saskatoon. One can imagine Lieffers’ excitement when he found out the sport he loves most—3×3 basketball—would be hosting the World Masters Tour on his home turf.

On July 14-16, Saskatoon Tourism in partnership with Canada Basketball, will be hosting the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters. The tournament will host 12 teams from around the world.

3×3 basketball is inspired by several forms of street-ball and known for its urban, innovative spirit. Loud music, masses of spectators, quirky locations (such as downtown Saskatoon) are paired with a stripped-down version of basketball: a small, three-a-side team, half a court and one net. 

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