FIBA Americas (Spanish: Confederación Panamericana de Baloncesto, French: FIBA Amériques) is a zone within FIBA (International Basketball Federation). It is one of FIBA's five continental confederations. FIBA Americas is responsible for the organization and governance of the major international tournaments in the Americas. It has 44 FIBA Federations and is headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The current FIBA Americas President elect is Usie Richards of the United States Virgin Islands.
|Formation||11 October 1975|
|Headquarters||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|42 national associations|
|English and Spanish|
|Horacio Muratore (acting) Usie Richards (elect)|
|Antigua and Barbuda||
|Aruba||Aruba Basketball Bond||1986|
|Bahamas||Bahamas Basketball Federation||1962|
|Barbados||Barbados Amateur Basketball Association||
|Bermuda||Bermuda Basketball Association||
|British Virgin Islands||British Virgin Islands Amateur Basketball Federation||1979|
|Cayman Islands||Cayman Islands Basketball Association||1976|
|Cuba||Federación Cubana de Baloncesto||1937|
|Dominica||Dominica Amateur Basketball Association||1976|
|Grenada||Grenada National Basketball Association||
|Guyana||Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation||1961|
|Jamaica||Jamaica Basketball Association||1962|
|Montserrat||Montserrat Amateur Basketball Association (MABA)||
|Puerto Rico||Federación de Baloncesto de Puerto Rico||1957|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||
|Saint Lucia||St. Lucia Basketball Federation||
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||St. Vincent and the Grenadines Basketball Association||1984|
|Trinidad and Tobago||National Basketball Federation of Trinidad and Tobago||1958|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||Turks and Caicos Islands National Basketball||
|Virgin Islands||Virgin Islands Basketball Federation||1964|
|Central America (COCABA)|
|Costa Rica||Federación Costarricense de Baloncesto Aficionado||1969|
|Nicaragua||Federación Nicaraguense de Baloncesto||1959|
|Mexico||Asociación Deportiva Mexicana de Básquetbol||1936|
|United States||USA Basketball||1934|
|South America (CONSUBASQUET)|
|Argentina||Confederación Argentina de Básquetbol||1932|
|Bolivia||Federación Boliviana de Basquetbol||1947|
|Brazil||Confederação Brasileira de Basketball||1935|
|Chile||Federación de Básquetbol de Chile||1935|
|Colombia||Federación Colombiana de Baloncesto||1939|
|Ecuador||Federación Ecuatoriana de Basquetbol|
|Paraguay||Confederación Paraguaya de Básquetbol||1947|
|Peru||Federación Peruana de Basketball||1936|
|Uruguay||Federación Uruguaya de Basketball||1936|
|Venezuela||Federación Venezolana de Baloncesto||1938|
|1||United StatesC||836.2||1||United States||1000.0|
|17||Dominican Republic||321.0||22||Puerto Rico||57.6|
C Current zone champion
Rankings as of November 28, 2017
|Men's||Women's||U-18 Men's||U-18 Women's||U-16 Men's||U-16 Women's|
|United States||Canada||United States||United States||United States||United States|
The 2007 FIBA Americas Championships later known as the FIBA AmeriCup (or The Tournament of the Americas), was a basketball tournament held at Thomas & Mack Center, in Las Vegas, from August 22, to September 2. It was the thirteenth staging of the FIBA AmeriCup.
The tournament was originally going to be hosted in Venezuela. However, the Venezuelan federation failed to pay a $1.5 million fee, as of August 31, 2006. As such, their hosting privileges were taken away.
Several countries had shown interest in hosting the tournament, including: United States, Chile, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. The United States had not hosted it since 1992, Chile had never hosted it, Argentina had held it last in 2001, and Puerto Rico had last hosted in 2003.2009 FIBA Americas Championship qualification
Qualifying for the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship the basketball championships for the Americas (North America, Central America, the Caribbean and South America) began on August 12, 2007 at the FIBA CBC Championship for national teams from the Caribbean. Three teams qualified from that tournament to the 2008 Centrobasket, from which four automatic berths are available.
South American teams qualified via the 2008 South American Basketball Championship, held at Puerto Montt, Chile. North American teams (Canada and the United States) automatically qualify to the championship, which will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The top four teams from the 2009 Championships qualify automatically to the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey, with FIBA handling out four more wild card entries to complete the 24-team tournament.
With the United States winning the gold medal at the 2008 men's Olympic basketball tournament, another slot was opened for a Centrobasket participant, when the United States decided to skip qualification since their gold medal provided them automatic qualification to the 2010 FIBA World Championship.2011 FIBA Americas Championship
The 2011 FIBA Americas Championship for Men, later known as the FIBA AmeriCup, was the qualifying tournament for FIBA Americas, at the 2012 Summer Olympics men's basketball tournament, in London. This FIBA AmeriCup tournament was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, from August 30 to September 11, 2011. Argentina won the title, defeating Brazil, 80–75, in the final match. This was the country's second AmeriCup championship.2013 FIBA Americas Championship
The 2013 FIBA Americas Championship for Men, later known as the FIBA AmeriCup, was the qualifying tournament for FIBA Americas, for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, in Spain. This FIBA AmeriCup tournament was held in Caracas, Venezuela, from August 30, to September 11, 2013. The top four teams qualified for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
Mexico defeated Puerto Rico, in the final, to win their first AmeriCup title.2015 FIBA Americas Championship
The 2015 FIBA Americas Championship for Men, later known as the FIBA AmeriCup, was the FIBA Americas qualifying tournament for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, in Brazil. This FIBA AmeriCup tournament was held in Mexico City, Mexico. The tournament was won for the first time by the Venezuelan national basketball team. Venezuela and runner-up Argentina, qualified directly for the 2016 Olympics. They joined the FIBA Americas member, United States, who qualified for the Olympics by virtue of winning the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and they elected not to participate at this tournament; and FIBA Americas member, Brazil, who finished 9th in the tournament, but qualified for the Olympics as the host nation. Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, the next three highest-finishing teams, qualified for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, but none of them won their respective qualifying tournaments, therefore eliminating their 2016 Olympic hopes.
The tournament had great attendance every day, breaking FIBA Americas records, and had attendances of 20,000 people, at the third place and finals games.Capitanes de Arecibo
The Capitanes de Arecibo are a Puerto Rican professional basketball team based in Arecibo, that competes in the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) league. In 2010, the team also had the distinction to play in the Premier Basketball League (PBL) under the name Capitanes de Puerto Rico. The team began play in the league in 1946. Home games are held at Manuel Iguina Coliseum, which the team shares with the Capitanes de Arecibo men's volleyball team.
The team has won seven BSN Championships (1959, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2016 and 2018) and has had a total 16 finals appearances, being a runner-up 9 times (1932, 1946, 1948, 1961, 1966, 1992, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017). Capitanes is the only team to participate in all editions of the FIBA Americas League, having entered the final four twice (finishing 2nd in 2010 and 3rd in 2013).Dominican Republic national basketball team
The Dominican Republic national basketball team participates in international competition. In 2011 and 2012, John Calipari, the head coach of the University of Kentucky men's basketball team, served as the head coach of the team. The current coach is Orlando Antigua, a former Calipari assistant and a current assistant coach at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The team placed third in the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship and fourth in the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, one position shy of qualifying for the 2012 Olympics.FIBA AmeriCup
The FIBA AmeriCup (previously known as the FIBA Americas Championship) is the name commonly used to refer to the American Basketball Championship that takes place every two years between national teams of the Western Hemisphere continents. Through the 2015 edition, the Americas Championship was also a qualifying tournament for the FIBA World Cup and the Summer Olympic Games. Beginning in 2017, the championship, along with all other FIBA continental championships for men, is played once every four years, and the continental championships are no longer a part of the qualifying process for either the World Cup or Olympics.Since FIBA organized the entire Western Hemisphere west of the Atlantic Ocean under one zone, countries from Northern America, Central America, the Caribbean and South America compete in this tournament.
The United States is the most successful team in this tournament, having won it seven times. Argentinean Luis Scola, is both the all-time leading scorer in tournament history, and the player who has won the most tournament MVPs, with four.FIBA AmeriCup Most Valuable Player
The FIBA AmeriCup Most Valuable Player is a FIBA award that is given every four years (previously every two years), to the Most Valuable Player of the FIBA AmeriCup tournament.FIBA Americas League
The FIBA Americas League (Portuguese: FIBA Liga das Américas, Spanish: FIBA Liga de las Américas), officially abbreviated as the LDA, is the only intercontinental basketball club competition played annually by clubs of the entire Americas. It is organized by FIBA Americas. The first edition started on 4 December 2007. The FIBA Americas League is a recreation of the now defunct Pan American Club Championship, that existed from 1993 to 2000.The winner of the Final Four, the culminating tournament of each season's FIBA Americas League, is crowned as the champion of all of the FIBA Americas zone region. The tournament's final is called the Grand Final. It is the first-tier and most important professional international club basketball competition in the regions of South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
From 2013 to 2015, the winner of each season's FIBA Americas tournament, played against the winner of each season's European top-tier level EuroLeague competition, at the FIBA Intercontinental Cup, in order to determine an official club world cup champion. Since 2016, the champions of the FIBA Americas League contest the FIBA Intercontinental Cup against the champions of one of the two European second-tier level competitions, the FIBA Champions League.FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship
The FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship is an under-16 basketball championship in the International Basketball Federation's FIBA Americas zone. The event started in 2009 and is held bi-annually. The winners compete in the FIBA Under-17 World Championship.FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship for Women
The FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship for Women is an under-16 basketball championship in the International Basketball Federation's FIBA Americas zone. The event was started in 2009 and is held bi-annually. The winners compete in the FIBA Under-17 World Championship for Women.FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship
The FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship is the name commonly used to refer to the American basketball championships for players under 18 years that take place every two years among national teams of the continent. Before the 2006 edition the championship was played by under-19 teams.FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship for Women
The FIBA Americas Women's Championship Under-18 is the name commonly used to refer to the American basketball championships for women players under 18 years that take every two years among national teams of the continents. Before the 2006 edition the championship was played by under-19 teams.FIBA Americas Under-20 Championship
The FIBA Americas Under-20 Championship was the name commonly used to refer to the American basketball championships for players under 20 years that took place every four years among national teams of the continents. The winners qualified for the now-defunct FIBA Under-21 World Championship. This event had been the FIBA Americas Under-21 Championship, but FIBA decided to lower the age limit for the FIBA 22 & Under World Championship in December 1998, and was renamed as the World Championship for Young Men. In 2004, the name was changed again to FIBA Under-21 World Championship, and the qualifying tournament was renamed to the present FIBA Americas Under-20 Championship.FIBA Americas Under-20 Championship for Women
The FIBA Americas Under-20 Women's Championship was the name commonly used to refer to the American basketball championships for women players under 20 years that was played every four years between national teams of the continent. In the 2002 edition the championship was played by under-21 teams. The Under-20 format became defunct after the 2006 edition.FIBA Women's AmeriCup
The FIBA Women's AmeriCup (formerly FIBA Americas Championship for Women) is the name commonly used to refer to the American Women's Basketball Championship that take place every two years between national teams of the continents. The Women's AmeriCup is also a qualifying tournament for the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup and the Olympic Games.
Since FIBA organized the entire Western Hemisphere west of the Atlantic Ocean under one zone, countries from North America, Central America, the Caribbean and South America compete in this tournament.
The U.S. women's basketball team doesn't typically participate in the tournament as it usually qualifies for major tournaments by virtue of winning the World Cup/Olympics.Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol
The Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol (LSB), or FIBA Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol (LSB) (Portuguese: Liga Sul-Americana de Basquete, English: South American Basketball League), also commonly known as FIBA South American League, is the second-tier level South American professional basketball competition at the club level, with the first-tier level being the FIBA Americas League. The competition is organized by the South American Basketball Association (ABASU), which operates as a regional sub-zone of FIBA Americas. The winner of each year's competition gets a place at the upcoming edition of the FIBA Americas League.
The league usually includes some national domestic champions, and some runners-up, from the best national leagues and basketball countries on the South American continent. Depending on the country, places may be awarded on the basis of performance in the previous season's national domestic league, or over the previous two or three national domestic seasons. The tournament has been played since 1996, with 2003 being the only year in which it was not held.South American professional club basketball system
The South American professional club basketball system or South American professional club basketball pyramid is a series of interconnected competitions for professional basketball clubs in South America. The system has a hierarchical format with a promotion and relegation system between competitions at different levels. There are currently two different competitions on the pyramid – the 1st tier FIBA Americas League, and the 2nd tier FIBA South American League. The 1st-tier level FIBA Americas League is organized by FIBA Americas, and the 2nd-tier level FIBA South American League is organized by the South American Basketball Association (ABASU), which operates as a regional sub-zone of FIBA Americas.
National basketball federations of the Americas (FIBA Americas)
International men's basketball
Note: The Under-21 Championship is no longer held.
International men's youth basketball
Note: Under-20/21 tourneys except FIBA Europe's are no longer held.
Note: Under-20/21 tourneys except FIBA Europe's are no longer held.
National basketball teams of the Americas (FIBA Americas)
National women's basketball teams of the Americas (FIBA Americas)