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FIBA Americas Championship 2009
14th FIBA American Basketball Championship
Official logo of the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship
Official website
2009 FIBA Americas Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Puerto Rico
Dates August 26 – September 6
Teams 10 (from 44 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Brazil (4th title)
MVP Argentina Luis Scola
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Argentina Scola (23.3)  Dominican Republic (81.4)
Rebounds Uruguay Batista (10.5)  Dominican Republic (37.8)
Assists Argentina Prigioni (7.4)  Canada (18.1)
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The 2009 FIBA Americas Championship was the continental championships held by FIBA Americas for North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The championship served as a qualifying tournament for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. Each of the top four finishers in the quarterfinal round robin qualified for the World Championship.

Brazil won the gold medal after beating host Puerto Rico 61–60 in the title game. This was Brazil's fourth FIBA Americas Championship title and second in the last three tournaments. World Number 1 Argentina claimed the bronze medal over fourth place Canada. By making the quarterfinals, all four teams qualified for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. The tournament's leading scorer, Luis Scola, was named MVP of the tournament after he rallied Argentina from an 0–2 start to the bronze medal by leading his team in scoring nine out of ten games.[1]

Host[edit]

Location of San Juan within Puerto Rico.

The hosting privileges were originally awarded to Mexico but were later removed by FIBA Americas due to issues involving the sponsorship of the event. The other countries that already qualified were then informed by FIBA of the announcement, with Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Canada all expressing interest of hosting the tournament.[2]

On May 29, 2009, it was announced that Puerto Rico was selected as the new host of the championships, with the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan as the venue. Puerto Rico had previously hosted the 1980, 1993, 1999 and the 2003 Tournament of the Americas (prior to the tournament being renamed the FIBA Americas Championship.

Venues[edit]

All games were played at Roberto Clemente Coliseum, which hosted games in each of Puerto Rico's previous four times hosting the FIBA Americas Championship. The 10,000-seat arena also hosted the final round of the 1974 FIBA World Championship after construction was completed in January 1973.

San Juan
Roberto Clemente Coliseum
Capacity: 10,000
Roberto Clemente Coliseum.JPG

Qualification[edit]

Qualification was done via FIBA Americas' sub-zones. The qualified teams are:

The draw was done on June 9, at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum.[3] Panama replaced Cuba after the latter withdrew.[4]

The United States, which had qualified for the World Championship with a gold-medal performance in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, skipped this tournament, opening the slot for another team from the Centrobasket championship to qualify. Besides the United States, every participating nation from the FIBA Americas Championship 2007 qualified for this tournament, although Panama only returned by virtue of Cuba's withdrawal. The Dominican Republic returned to the tournament for the ninth time after failing to qualify in 2007.

Draw[edit]

The draw ceremonies were held at San Juan on June 9, 2009. The results, with the FIBA World Rankings prior to the draw, were:[5]

Group A Group B

11.  Puerto Rico
19.  Canada
28.  Uruguay
29.  Mexico
36.  Virgin Islands

1.  Argentina
16.  Brazil
21.  Venezuela
31.  Dominican Republic
30.  Panama

Note: Cuba had 0 ranking points and was therefore ranked after the last ranked team. However, once Cuba withdrew, Panama, ranked 30th, took Cuba's spot in Group B.

Format[edit]

  • The top four teams from each group advance to the quarterfinals.
  • Results and standings among teams within the same group are carried over.
  • The top four teams at the quarterfinals advance to the semifinals (1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3). The top four also qualify outright to the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
  • The winners in the knockout semifinals advance to the Final. The losers play for third place.

Tie-breaking criteria[edit]

Ties are broken via the following the criteria, with the first option used first, all the way down to the last option:

  1. Head to head results
  2. Goal average (not the goal difference) between the tied teams
  3. Goal average of the tied teams for all teams in its group

Squads[edit]

Each team had a roster of twelve players. Seven players currently on NBA rosters played in the tournament. The Dominican Republic led the way with three: Francisco Garcia, Al Horford, and Charlie Villanueva. Brazil (Anderson Varejão, Leandro Barbosa), Canada (Joel Anthony), and Argentina (Luis Scola) also called up NBA players to their rosters.[6]

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Eliminated in Preliminary Round

Group A[edit]

In Group A, hosts Puerto Rico stormed through to the quarterfinals undefeated, winning each game by double digits. On the fourth day of group play, surprising Uruguay stunned Canada, which had won its previous two games by a combined 75 points, for second place in the group after Martin Osimani hit a three with 21 seconds that gave the Uruguayans a 71–69 victory. Mexico dominated the second half against the Virgin Islands en route to a 17 point victory and the final quarterfinal spot out of Group A.

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA PD
 Puerto Rico 8 4 4 0 327 264 +63
 Uruguay 7 4 3 1 267 251 +16
 Canada 6 4 2 2 321 268 +53
 Mexico 5 4 1 3 235 293 −58
 Virgin Islands 4 4 0 4 266 340 −74
August 26
13:30
Virgin Islands  62–88  Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 14–22, 15–27, 20–17, 13–22
Pts: K. Sheppard 17
Rebs: Rhymer and Victor 6 each
Asts: K. Sheppard 4
Pts: L. Garcia 28
Rebs: E. Batista 13
Asts: Barrera and Osimani 6 each

August 26
21:00
Mexico  66–81  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 19–19, 23–19, 9–23, 15–20
Pts: R. Beck 26
Rebs: G. Ayon 9
Asts: Quintero and Ayon 3 each
Pts: L. Ayuso 16
Rebs: D. Santiago 11
Asts: C. Arroyo 11

August 27
16:00
Canada  95–40  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 30–13, 19–8, 29–12, 17–7
Pts: A. Rautins 18
Rebs: L. Kendall 11
Asts: J. Anderson 7
Pts: N. Alonzo 10
Rebs: G. Ayon 10
Asts: A. Pedroza 3

August 27
21:00
Puerto Rico  85–74  Virgin Islands
Scoring by quarter: 16–21, 22–22, 26–10, 21–21
Pts: C. Arroyo 24
Rebs: P. Ramos 10
Asts: C. Arroyo 5
Pts: Sheppard and Jones 18 each
Rebs: Victor and Jones 7 each
Asts: Sheppard and Hodge 5 each

August 28
16:00
Virgin Islands  67–87  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 14–24, 12–20, 22–20, 19–23
Pts: W. Hodge 18
Rebs: K. Rhymer 11
Asts: W. Hodge 5
Pts: J. Young 14
Rebs: L. Kendall 8
Asts: A. Rautins 5

August 28
21:00
Uruguay  54–71  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 14–14, 14–16, 11–23, 15–18
Pts: E. Batista 19
Rebs: E. Batista 8
Asts: Barrera and Osimani 2 each
Pts: C. Arroyo 18
Rebs: P. Ramos 12
Asts: C. Arroyo 6

August 29
13:30
Mexico  80–63  Virgin Islands
Scoring by quarter: 15–13, 12–19, 26–18, 27–13
Pts: Quintero and Pedroza 17 each
Rebs: G. Ayon 15
Asts: Quintero and Llamas 7 each
Pts: K. Sheppard 18
Rebs: Freeman and Victor 9 each
Asts: K. Sheppard 5

August 29
16:00
Canada  69–71  Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 16–25, 15–11, 16–15, 22–20
Pts: J. Young 20
Rebs: J. Young 8
Asts: J. Anderson 6
Pts: E. Batista 18
Rebs: E. Batista 12
Asts: M. Osimani 9

August 30
13:30
Uruguay  54–49  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 18–10, 8–19, 18–4, 10–16
Pts: M. Aguiar 15
Rebs: E. Batista 18
Asts: Barrera and Osimani 4 each
Pts: G. Ayon 12
Rebs: G. Ayon 11
Asts: K. Malpica 4

August 30
21:00
Puerto Rico  90–70  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 23–14, 22–16, 20–11, 25–29
Pts: Ayuso and Arroyo 16 each
Rebs: D. Santiago 8
Asts: F. Rivera 3
Pts: A. Rautins 18
Rebs: J. Anthony 10
Asts: C. English 3

Group B[edit]

Group B began with a shocker as Venezuela dominated world number one ranked Argentina, forcing 23 turnovers en route to a 16-point victory. Group winner Brazil was the only consistent team in the group, winning all of its games by at least nine points. The Dominican Republic, sporting a roster that included a tournament-high three NBA players, qualified to the quarterfinals with a 2–2 record. Argentina, buoyed by tournament scoring leader Luis Scola, rebounded from an 0–2 start to win its last two games and qualify for the next round. Venezuela could not capitalize on its victory over Argentina and was sent home after losing to Panama. The Venezuelans could have advanced on a tiebreaker had Argentina lost to the Dominicans, but Charlie Villanueva missed a three-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and Argentina escaped with an 89–87 victory in the final game of group play.

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA PD Tie
 Brazil 8 4 4 0 328 266 +62
 Argentina 6 4 2 2 305 303 +2 1–0
 Dominican Republic 6 4 2 2 333 330 +3 0–1
 Panama 5 4 1 3 286 335 −49 1–0
 Venezuela 5 4 1 3 296 314 −18 0–1
August 26
16:00
Dominican Republic  68–81  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 18–21, 18–17, 25–19, 7–24
Pts: F. Garcia 17
Rebs: J. Martínez 9
Asts: L. Flores 9
Pts: Barbosa and Garcia 21 each
Rebs: Varejão and Splitter 10 each
Asts: M. Huertas 9

August 26
18:30
Venezuela  85–69  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 18–16, 21–14, 24–21, 22–18
Pts: O. Torres 22
Rebs: O. Torres 6
Asts: G. Vasquez 7
Pts: L. Scola 25
Rebs: L. Scola 7
Asts: P. Prigioni 6

August 27
13:30
Panama  87–100  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 27–25, 23–23, 10–28, 27–24
Pts: D. Pinnock 27
Rebs: J. Lloreda 14
Asts: J. Lloreda 6
Pts: F. Garcia 24
Rebs: C. Villanueva 10
Asts: C. Morban 6

August 27
18:30
Brazil  87–67  Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 18–18, 26–6, 19–19, 24–24
Pts: L. Barbosa 15
Rebs: A. Varejão 9
Asts: A. Garcia 5
Pts: Perez and Lugo 12 each
Rebs: R. Lugo 6
Asts: J. Centeno 5

August 28
13:30
Argentina  67–76  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 13–21, 10–16, 23–23, 21–16
Pts: L. Scola 19
Rebs: F. Kammerichs 10
Asts: P. Prigioni 8
Pts: L. Barbosa 21
Rebs: A. Varejão 9
Asts: M. Huertas 5

August 28
18:30
Venezuela  71–80  Panama
Scoring by quarter: 12–22, 14–17, 28–18, 17–23
Pts: Romero and G Vasquez 17 each
Rebs: R. Lugo 14
Asts: G. Vasquez 5
Pts: J. Lloreda 19
Rebs: Lloreda and Pomare 8 each
Asts: J. Lloreda 5

August 29
18:30
Dominican Republic  78–73  Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 21–18, 19–14, 24–19, 14–22
Pts: C. Villanueva 28
Rebs: Horford and Villanueva 12 each
Asts: C. Morban 5
Pts: H. Romero 25
Rebs: Lugo and Romero 9 each
Asts: G. Vasquez 7

August 29
21:00
Panama  55–80  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 13–28, 17–20, 19–12, 6–20
Pts: W. Green 18
Rebs: W. Green 9
Asts: D. Pinnock 5
Pts: L. Scola 20
Rebs: P. Prigioni 8
Asts: P. Prigioni 8

August 30
16:00
Brazil  84–64  Panama
Scoring by quarter: 23–17, 19–19, 28–14, 14–14
Pts: L. Barbosa 17
Rebs: T. Splitter 7
Asts: Garcia and Huertas 5 each
Pts: D. Pinnock 24
Rebs: L. Pomare 10
Asts: J. Lloreda 5

August 30
18:30
Argentina  89–87 OT  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 19–18, 18–25, 22–17, 15–14, OT: 15–13
Pts: L. Scola 30
Rebs: L. Scola 8
Asts: Scola and Prigioni 5 each
Pts: A. Horford 24
Rebs: Martínez and Horford 11 each
Asts: A. Horford 6

Quarterfinals[edit]

In the quarterfinals, Brazil and Puerto Rico easily clinched a semifinal berth and qualification for the 2010 FIBA World Championship when both teams won their first two quarterfinal games to run their records to 5–0. World number one ranked Argentina also qualified, winning all four of their quarterfinal games to erase an 0–2 start and escape a nearly disastrous result. All three teams finished 6–1. Argentina handed Puerto Rico its first loss of the tournament, 80–78, when Pablo Prigioni hit two free throws with four seconds left in the game. Puerto Rico then handed the Brazilians their first loss in the tournament, after the Puerto Ricans took a 16-point fourth quarter lead and withstood a late charge to win by four. A tiebreaker gave Brazil the top seed in the semifinals.

Uruguay could not continue its momentum from its surprising 3–1 start, losing all four of its quarterfinal games. With Panama and Mexico already eliminated from semifinal contention, a Uruguay loss to Argentina on the final day of group play meant that the winner of the Canada-Dominican Republic game would advance to the semifinals and claim the final 2010 FIBA World Championship berth from the Americas. The Canadians slipped through with a four point victory over a Dominican team that was playing without its star player, Francisco Garcia, after he broke a finger in quarterfinal play.[7] Canada advanced to the World Championship despite a 1–4 start to the round after winning their last two quarterfinal games.

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA PD Tie*
 Brazil 13 7 6 1 565 467 +98 1–1 1.03
 Puerto Rico 13 7 6 1 570 479 +91 1–1 1.01
 Argentina 13 7 6 1 533 478 +55 1–1 0.95
 Canada 10 7 3 4 521 477 +44 1–0
 Dominican Republic 10 7 3 4 573 569 +4 0–1
 Uruguay 9 7 2 5 458 507 −49
 Mexico 8 7 1 6 428 552 −124 1–0
 Panama 8 7 1 6 472 591 −119 0–1
  • Tiebreaker for tied teams is head-to-head results. Because Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Argentina split games against each other, the second tiebreaker, goal average for tied teams, was used.
September 1
13:30
Uruguay  74–80  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 15–14, 25–19, 24–23, 10–24
Pts: L. Garcia 28
Rebs: E. Batista 8
Asts: G. Barrera 8
Pts: C. Villanueva 19
Rebs: A. Horford 12
Asts: F. García 4

September 1
16:00
Canada  51–67  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 13–15, 15–21, 10–20, 13–11
Pts: C. English 17
Rebs: C. English 6
Asts: T. Kepkay 3
Pts: L. Gutiérrez 15
Rebs: L. Scola 9
Asts: P. Prigioni 7

September 1
18:30
Mexico  61–92  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 17–24, 12–21, 16–24, 16–23
Pts: O. Quintero 13
Rebs: A. Parada 12
Asts: Zúñiga and Parada 3
Pts: L. Barbosa 18
Rebs: A. Varejão 12
Asts: M. Machado 5

September 1
21:00
Puerto Rico  79–51  Panama
Scoring by quarter: 11–13, 23–12, 25–14, 20–12
Pts: Ramos and Diaz 12 each
Rebs: P. Ramos 11
Asts: C. Arroyo 4
Pts: D. Pinnock 23
Rebs: J. Lloreda 7
Asts: J. Lloreda 3

September 2
13:30
Brazil  68–59  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 18–15, 18–18, 16–17, 16–9
Pts: L. Barbosa 31
Rebs: A. Varejão 7
Asts: T. Splitter 3
Pts: L. Kendall 12
Rebs: L. Kendall 7
Asts: A. Rautins 5

September 2
16:00
Panama  83–77  Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 16–17, 14–21, 28–19, 25–20
Pts: W. Green 25
Rebs: 3 tied with 7
Asts: J. Munoz 6
Pts: E. Batista 18
Rebs: E. Batista 11
Asts: M. Osimani 7

September 2
18:30
Argentina  77–65  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 17–17, 17–12, 23–18, 20–18
Pts: L. Scola 25
Rebs: F. Kammerichs 11
Asts: P. Prigioni 7
Pts: G. Ayon 18
Rebs: G. Ayon 9
Asts: Llamas and Ayon 3 each

September 2
21:00
Dominican Republic  76–85  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 13–16, 21–21, 19–21, 23–27
Pts: C. Villanueva 21
Rebs: A. Horford 10
Asts: L. Flores 9
Pts: C. Arroyo 17
Rebs: P. Ramos 8
Asts: C. Arroyo 5

September 3
13:00
Canada  97–65  Panama
Scoring by quarter: 22–15, 23–9, 26–19, 26–22
Pts: A. Rautins 23
Rebs: J. Anthony 5
Asts: J. Anderson 5
Pts: D. Pinnock 21
Rebs: J. Lloreda 10
Asts: 3 tied with 2

September 3
15:15
Mexico  73–86  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 15–22, 18–22, 25–24, 15–18
Pts: H. Llamas 16
Rebs: 3 tied with 5
Asts: A. Pedroza 5
Pts: L. Flores 18
Rebs: A. Horford 9
Asts: 4 tied with 3

September 3
17:30
Uruguay  62–82  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 14–22, 21–22, 16–18, 11–20
Pts: M. Aguiar 18
Rebs: G. Barrera 9
Asts: G. Barrera 6
Pts: M. Machado 23
Rebs: A. Varejao 10
Asts: Huertas and Machado 4 each

September 3
19:45
Puerto Rico  78–80  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 22–14, 15–29, 15–21, 26–16
Pts: L. Ayuso 19
Rebs: P. Ramos 12
Asts: C. Arroyo 8
Pts: L. Scola 25
Rebs: L. Scola 12
Asts: P. Prigioni 12

September 4
13:30
Panama  67–74  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 18–18, 14–21, 20–19, 15–16
Pts: D. Pinnock 20
Rebs: J. Lloreda 13
Asts: D. Pinnock 4
Pts: Llamas and Pedroza 18 each
Rebs: G. Ayon 13
Asts: Zúñiga and Pedroza 6 each

September 4
16:00
Argentina  73–66  Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 22–6, 16–17, 21–23, 14–20
Pts: L. Scola 19
Rebs: L. Scola 8
Asts: J. Cantero 6
Pts: E. Batista 20
Rebs: E. Batista 10
Asts: G. Barrera 2

September 4
18:30
Dominican Republic  76–80  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 16–13, 19–17, 21–26, 20–24
Pts: Flores and Villanueva 17 each
Rebs: A. Horford 14
Asts: L. Flores 6
Pts: J. Anderson 21
Rebs: L. Kendall 11
Asts: Rautins and Anderson 5 each

September 4
21:00
Brazil  82–86  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 20–13, 14–25, 17–29, 31–19
Pts: A. Varejao 22
Rebs: A. Varejao 10
Asts: M. Huertas 6
Pts: L. Ayuso 25
Rebs: C. Lee 7
Asts: C. Arroyo 6

Knockout round[edit]

Semi-finals Final
September 5 – San Juan
  Brazil  73  
  Canada  65  
 
September 6 – San Juan
      Brazil  61
    Puerto Rico  60
Third place
September 5 – San Juan September 6 – San Juan
  Puerto Rico  85   Canada  73
  Argentina  80     Argentina  88

Semi finals[edit]

In the first semifinal, top seeded Brazil faced a surprising challenge from fourth seeded Canada. The Brazilians only led by one at halftime before blowing the game open in the second half, jumping out to a 17 point fourth quarter lead before the Canadians went on a late run to cut the final deficit to eight. In the second semifinal, Puerto Rico erased a nine-point deficit in a five point victory over Argentina. The host team avenged a quarterfinal loss to the Argentine team despite Luis Scola's tournament-high 31 points.

September 5
18:30
Brazil  73–65  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 17–17, 11–10, 26–13, 19–25
Pts: L. Barbosa 22
Rebs: A. Varejao 8
Asts: M. Huertas 8
Pts: J. Anthony 17
Rebs: J. Anthony 8
Asts: 3 tied with 4

September 5
21:00
Puerto Rico  85–80  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 13–20, 19–21, 26–19, 27–20
Pts: C. Arroyo 19
Rebs: P. Ramos 9
Asts: C. Arroyo 4
Pts: L. Scola 31
Rebs: 3 tied with 5
Asts: P. Prigioni 10

Third place[edit]

In the bronze medal match, Argentina never trailed while jumping out to a 31 point halftime lead. The over-matched Canadians could not cut the lead below double digits at any time after the first quarter.

September 6
18:30
Canada  73–88  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 8–31, 10–18, 28–19, 27–20
Pts: J. Anderson 19
Rebs: O. Famutimi 9
Asts: J. Anderson 11
Pts: L. Scola 27
Rebs: J. Gutiérrez 6
Asts: P. Prigioni 8

Final[edit]

Brazil claimed the gold medal over the host Puerto Ricans in a 61–60 thriller. The Brazilians took a 13-point lead into the fourth quarter and led by 11 with 5:45 left before the Puerto Ricans began a frantic run to get back in the game. After Carlos Arroyo hit a basket with 35 seconds left to pull the Puerto Ricans within two at 61–59, Puerto Rican youngster Angel Vassalo stole the ball and was fouled. After hitting the first, Vassalo missed the second free throw; the Puerto Ricans did get the ball back, but Carlos Arroyo missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer and Brazil hung on for a 61–60 victory to claim its fourth FIBA Americas Championship.

September 6
21:00
Brazil  61–60  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 19–13, 17–15, 14–9, 11–23
Pts: L. Barbosa 24
Rebs: T. Splitter 9
Asts: T. Splitter 4
Pts: C. Arroyo 14
Rebs: R. Sanchez 7
Asts: F. Rivera 4

Awards[edit]

 2009 Tournament of the Americas Winners 

Brazil
Fourth title


Statistical Leaders[edit]

Individual Tournament Highs[edit]

Individual Game Highs[edit]

Department Name Total Opponent
Points Brazil Leandro Barbosa
Argentina Luis Scola
31  Canada
 Puerto Rico
Rebounds Uruguay Esteban Batista 18  Mexico
Assists Argentina Pablo Prigioni 12  Puerto Rico
Steals Argentina Pablo Prigioni 6  Canada
Blocks Mexico Gustavo Ayon
Brazil Anderson Varejão
6  Virgin Islands
 Uruguay
Field goal percentage Puerto Rico Angel Vassalo 100% (8/8)  Brazil
3-point field goal percentage 4 tied with 100% (3/3)
Free throw percentage Puerto Rico Larry Ayuso 100% (11/11)  Brazil
Turnovers Venezuela Richard Lugo 8  Panama

Team Tournament Highs[edit]

Team Game highs[edit]

Department Name Total Opponent
Points  Dominican Republic 100  Panama
Rebounds  Canada 47  Mexico
Assists  Canada 30  Mexico
Steals  Argentina 18  Canada
Blocks  Mexico 9  Virgin Islands
Field goal percentage  Dominican Republic 57.6%  Panama
3-point field goal percentage  Argentina 58.8%  Puerto Rico
Free throw percentage  Dominican Republic 100% (13/13)  Uruguay
Turnovers  Argentina 23  Venezuela

Final standings[edit]

Qualified for 2010 FIBA World Championships
Rank Team Record
1  Brazil 9–1
2  Puerto Rico 8–2
3  Argentina 7–3
4  Canada 4–6
5  Dominican Republic 4–4
6  Uruguay 3–5
7  Mexico 2–6
8  Panama 2–6
9  Venezuela 1–3
10  Virgin Islands 0–4
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
 Brazil
Marcelinho Machado
Duda Machado
Diego Pinheiro
Olivinha
Alex Garcia
Marcelo Huertas
Leandro Barbosa
Anderson Varejão
Guilherme Giovannoni
João Paulo Batista
Jonathan Tavernari
Tiago Splitter
 Puerto Rico
Peter Ramos
Guillermo Diaz
Filiberto Rivera
Carlos Arroyo
Angel Vassallo
Christian Dalmau
Larry Ayuso
Ricardo Sanchez
Luis Villafañe
Angelo Reyes
Carmelo Lee
Daniel Santiago
 Argentina
Luis Scola
Pablo Prigioni
Román González
Leonardo Mainoldi
Diego García
Juan Pablo Cantero
Leonardo Gutiérrez
Matias Sandes
Andress Pelussi
Paolo Quinteros
Juan Pedro Gutiérrez
Federico Kammerichs
 Canada
Jermaine Anderson
Tyler Kepkay
Ryan Bell
Jermaine Bucknor
Carl English
Olu Famutimi
Andy Rautins
Aaron Doornekamp
Jesse Young
Kyle Landry
Levon Kendall
Joel Anthony

All-Tournament Teams[edit]

The following players were voted to the All-Tournament teams by journalists and experts in attendance at the tournament:[19]

First Team[edit]

G – Puerto Rico Carlos Arroyo
G – Brazil Leandro Barbosa
F – Dominican Republic Al Horford
F – Argentina Luis Scola (Tournament MVP)
C – Uruguay Esteban Batista

Second Team[edit]

G – Argentina Pablo Prigioni
G – Puerto Rico Larry Ayuso
F – Panama Danilo Pinnock
F – Dominican Republic Charlie Villanueva
C – Brazil Anderson Varejão

Third Team[edit]

G – Canada Jermaine Anderson
G – Uruguay Leandro Garcia
F – Venezuela Hector Romero
F – Canada Joel Anthony
C – Puerto Rico Peter John Ramos

References[edit]

External links[edit]