Basketball at the 2019 Pan American Games
|Basketball at the XVIII Pan American Games|
|Venue||Coliseo Eduardo Dibos|
|Dates||July 27 – August 10, 2019|
|Competitors||240 from 12 nations|
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2019 Pan American Games
This was the Pan American Games debut of 3x3 basketball for both men and women, bringing the total number of basketball events on the program to four. This was done after the International Olympic Committee added the events to the program of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. A total of eight men's and eight women's teams (each consisting of up to twelve athletes) will compete in each five-a-side tournament respectively, and six teams competed in each 3x3 tournament (with four athletes per team). This means a total of 240 athletes are scheduled to compete.
|Totals (5 nations)||4||4||4||12|
A total of eleven countries have qualified basketball teams so far. The numbers in parenthesis represents the number of participants qualified.
A total of eight men's teams and eight women's teams will qualify to compete at the games in the five-a-side tournaments. For the men's event, the top seven teams at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup, have qualified to compete. In the women's event, the Olympic Champions the United States, have qualified to compete as well as the top six nations at the 2017 FIBA Women's AmeriCup. This is a new system of qualification implemented by FIBA Americas. For each 3x3 tournament, the top five teams in each gender in the world rankings as of November 1, 2018 qualified. Host nation Peru was barred from participating by FIBA, following sanctions imposed on the Peruvian Basketball Federation.
|2017 FIBA AmeriCup||August 25 – September 3||Various|| United States|
- Both the defending gold and silver medallists (Brazil and Canada respectively) failed to qualify.
- Peru was banned from the competition and was replaced with Venezuela. Canada as the next best team, declined the reallocated spot.
Both Paraguay and the Virgin Islands qualified for the women's tournament for the first time.
|Olympic Champions||N/A||N/A||1||United States|
|2017 FIBA Women's AmeriCup||August 6–13||Buenos Aires|| Canada|
- Peru was barred from the competition and was replaced with the next best team not qualified, Colombia.
|FIBA Rankings||November 1, 2018||6|| United States|
|FIBA Rankings||November 1, 2018||6|| Brazil|
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