USA’s NBA Reject Coming From LeBron James’ Sponsored University Clinches MVP at the Historic FIBA 3×3 World Tour Amsterdam Masters

It’s a classic case of the underdog coming up trumps. That’s the story of the National Basketball Association (NBA) reject Quincy Diggs. He was rejected in the NBA drafts and has now resurfaced as a success elsewhere. The 33-year-old now represents the Kaposvári KK club in Hungary. The team plays in the Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A, the highest-level league in men’s basketball in the European country. 

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On October 7, Quincy Diggs was named the MVP (most valuable player) at the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Amsterdam Masters 2023. Isn’t that a good thing for a basketball player not considered by the prestigious NBA of the United States of America?

Quincy Diggs – From NBA reject to MVP


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According to the official International Basketball Federation (FIBA) website, Quincy Diggs is the number one 3×3 player in the US. The Kansas native was ranked as the MVP of the match in Amsterdam. He finished with 29 points. This was the second World Tour Masters win for his team, Kaposvári KK, in Amsterdam. The Hungarian club beat Miami in the finals, with the score being 21-19.

In fact, it was almost like a rematch of the FIBA 3×3 Cebu Masters Final 2023, in which Miami won their first-ever Masters. However, Miami lost to Kaposvári KK in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Amsterdam Masters. This minted Quincy Diggs’ place as the numero uno 3×3 player, who can now gun for the NBA again.

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LeBron James’ connection


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Moreover, Quincy Diggs has a LeBron James link that most sports fans may not know about. Diggs played for a club at an institution in Akron sponsored by the Los Angeles Lakers (LA Lakers) veteran.

Quincy Diggs played for the Akron Zips men’s basketball team, representing the University of Akron in Ohio. Incidentally, in June 2021, the University of Akron Athletics Department furthered its partnership with a sportswear brand. Nike signed a five-year deal with the Akron-based university for all its institutions.

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Quincy Diggs has come a long way from being an NBA undrafted player of 2014. The basketball player must be surely aiming for inclusion in an NBA team. Until then, he definitely should keep working hard in his present team – the Kaposvári KK – which is a veteran Hungarian club formed in 1960. The experience of playing for a renowned Austrian team, including being adjudged MVP, will come in handy for Quincy Diggs. What do you think?   

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