Team Saskatoon took home gold at the 3×3 World Tour Lausanne Masters, defeating Team Paris 17-14.
The win qualifies Team Sask for the World Tour Final in Abu Dhabi on 27-28 October, joining Team Caguas (Puerto Rico), Team Novi Sad Al Wahda (United Arab Emirates) and Team Ljubljana (Slovenia).
The third time was the charm for Team Sask, after finishing 3rd at the Mexico City Masters and 2nd at the Prague Masters, the Canadians finished in the top spot at Lausanne and picked up a qualifying spot for the World Tour Final.
— Alberta Basketball (@BasketballAB) August 30, 2016
Team Captain Michael Linklater finished with a game high nine points and took home MVP honours with his performance.
Nolan Brudehl of Team Saskatoon led all scorers in Lausanne, dropping 37 points over 5 games. Linklater finished 3rd with 27 points.
Team Saskatoon went 5-0 in Lausanne, Switzerland, home of the Olympic International Committee, and currently hold down the top ranking in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour.