|Current season, competition or edition:
2017 FIBA AmeriCup
|Formerly||Tournament of the Americas
FIBA Americas Championship
|No. of teams||10|
|Country||FIBA Americas member nations|
|Continent||FIBA Americas (Americas)|
|United States (7th title)|
|Most titles||United States (7 titles)|
South American Basketball Championship
|Official website||FIBA Americas|
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 Basketball 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.
Championships per nation
|U.S. Virgin Islands||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||7th||10th||–||10th||10th||–||–||–||4th||5|
|Year||MVP Award Winner|
|2003||Steve Nash (2×)|
|2009||Luis Scola (2×)|
|2011||Luis Scola (3×)|
|2015||Luis Scola (4×)|
- 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 Women's AmeriCup
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- Steve Nash, jockbio.com. Retrieved 27 March 2016.