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UAE baller Zack Bajric sentenced to do time in Alcatraz
UAE baller Zack Bajric sentenced to do time in Alcatraz

Red Bull King of The Rock Winner Zack Bajric sentenced to serve time at notorious US prison, Alcatraz in September
Last year's champ Al Ahli player Emirati Qais Al Shabibi settles for fourth place

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 27, 2013 – Serbian Canadian Zack Bajric clinched victory at the Red Bull King of the Rock 2013 UAE Finals at the Ice Rink at The Dubai Mall and will represent the UAE in the global one-on-one basketball competition to be held in September on The Yard in the notorious Alcatraz prison in San Francisco, USA.

Bajric came out victorious beating Senegalse Mamadou Ndiaye in a tight final that went down to the wire and ended 12-7 in Bajric's favor, while last year's champ, Emirati Qais Al Shabibi didn't make it to the podium after losing out 14-5 to Kenyan giant Rey Odhiambo who placed thrid.

The new Red Bull King of the Rock claimed his spot in Alcatraz after a series of match ups between 32 UAE ballers who had qualified to the UAE Finals after 3 qualifying rounds held in  Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. Each qualifier saw 64 baller battle for glory, and for the honor of representing the UAE at Alcatraz, but there could have only been one winner, one UAE King of the Rock.

After celebrating victory with the crowds, an ecstatic Bajric said: “I am proud to be crowned Red bull King of The Rock. I gave all I had, and my training and commitment paid off, as basketball is not just a game to me; it is my job, my passion and my life”.

In 2010, Red Bull King of the Rock went down in history as the first official sporting event ever to be held on Alcatraz and the first time basketball had been played on The Rock since the inmates left the island over 50 years ago. Now in its fourth year, this unique basketball tournament will return with competitors qualifying from 25 countries. On September 28, the UAE champ will be one of 64 finalists to head to the unforgiving island to put it all on the line in The Yard.

The UAE leg of the one-on-one basketball competition was held in association with Ford, G-Shock, Plan B and EA Sport.

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Posted on : Saturday, June 29, 2013  12:35:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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