FIBA Americas Championship
|Current season, competition or edition:
2015 FIBA Americas Championship
|Formerly||Tournament of the Americas|
|No. of teams||10|
|Country||FIBA Americas member nations|
|Continent||FIBA Americas (Americas)|
|Venezuela (1st title)|
|Most titles||United States (6 titles)|
|Qualification||FIBA Basketball World Cup
South American Basketball Championship
|Official website||FIBA Americas|
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 continents. Through the 2015 edition, the Americas Championship is also a qualifying tournament for the FIBA Basketball World Cup and the Summer Olympic Games. Beginning in 2017, the championship, along with all other FIBA continental championships for men, will be played once every four years, and the continental championships will no longer be 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 six 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.
Championships per nation
|U.S. Virgin Islands||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||7th||10th||–||10th||10th||–||–||–||4|
|Year||MVP Award Winner|
- FIBA Basketball World Cup
- Basketball at the Olympic Games
- Basketball at the Pan American Games
- South American Basketball Championship
- South American Basketball Championship for Women
- FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship
- FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship
- FIBA Americas Women's Championship
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