William Jones Cup
|Most recent season or competition:
2017 William Jones Cup
|No. of teams||M: 10
|M: Team Canada 150 (1st title, 2nd title for the country)
W: Japan U24 (1st title, 2nd title for the country)
|Most titles||M: United States (15 titles)
W: South Korea (12 titles)
|FIBA Stanković Continental Champions' Cup|
|Official website||William Jones Cup (in Chinese)|
The R. William Jones Cup (simplified Chinese: 威廉·琼斯盃国际篮球邀请赛; traditional Chinese: 威廉·瓊斯盃國際籃球邀請賽; pinyin: wēi lián qióng sī bēi guó jì lán qiú yāo qǐng sài), also known as the Jones Cup, is an international basketball tournament held annually since 1977 in Taipei, Taiwan. It was named in honor of basketball promoter Renato William Jones, who was one of the founders of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). Like the Olympics and the FIBA Basketball World Cup, it has both men's and women's versions. Despite lacking the prestige of the Olympic tournament and the FIBA World Championship, it is a tournament that achieves interest in the world. The men's version is currently being dominated by American teams since the tournament's inaugural staging while the women's version is being jointly dominated by South Korean, American and Taiwanese teams. It also invites professional club, collegiate and national teams from around the world, although the participants are mainly from the Asian and North American regions.
In both tournaments, each country can only be represented by one team, which could be its national team, youth team, club team, or an all-star selection, except for the hosts Chinese Taipei, which could opt to have two teams.
The tournament was conceived in 1977 as a tribute to Englishman Renato William Jones, who was FIBA secretary-general for 44 years who was instrumental in the granting of zone commission status for Asia at the 1964 FIBA World Congress in Tokyo. Jones also attended the Asian Basketball Championships in 1963 which was held Taipei.
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- "Mighty Sports dethrones Iran for Jones Cup title". ABS-CBN Sports. June 30, 2016. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- "3D Canada Brings On Kyle Julius as Head Coach for 39th William Jones Cup". Asia Basket. Eurobasket News. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
- "Canadian Roster Announced for The 39th William Jones Cup". 3D Global Sports Canada. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
In honour Canada's 150th anniversary, 3D will have “Canada 150” stitched on their game jerseys. The team will be presented as 3D Global Sports Canada at this year’s 39th William Jones Cup.