NANTES (FIBA 3x3 World Cup) – FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2016 Dunk Contest gold medalist Dmitry 'Smoove' Krivenko (Ukraine) will headline a list of at least 5 professional dunkers at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017 in Nantes, France on June 17-21.
Last year, FIBA opened the possibility for professional dunkers to compete in the dunk contest of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup.
Moreover, FIBA has the right to invite any athlete who has won a dunk contest at a FIBA 3x3 World Tour event during the season preceding the World Cup.
Five professional dunkers have already confirmed their participation for the 2017 edition.
Smoove is the reigning World Champion.
The qualification will be held on June 19 at 6.20pm (GMT+2).
This means at least 1 of these professionals dunkers won’t even make it to the Dunk Contest final, which will be held on June 21 at 8.30pm (GMT+2).