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The 2011 FIBA Americas Championship for Men, later known as the FIBA AmeriCup, was the qualifying tournament for FIBA Americas, at the 2012 Summer Olympics men's basketball tournament, in London. This FIBA AmeriCup tournament was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, from August 30 to September 11, 2011. Argentina won the title, defeating Brazil, 80–75, in the final match. This was the country's second AmeriCup championship.

2011 FIBA Americas Championship
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Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
CityMar del Plata
DatesAugust 30 – September 11
Teams10
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (2nd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Dominican Republic
Fourth place Puerto Rico
Tournament statistics
MVPArgentina Luis Scola
Top scorerArgentina Luis Scola
(21.4 points per game)
2009
2013

Contents

HostEdit

FIBA Americas named Mar del Plata, Argentina the host of the 2011 competition on May 24, 2010 at a meeting in San Juan.[1] Games were played at Polideportivo Islas Malvinas, which seats more than 8,000 fans. Toronto and Rio de Janeiro also bid for the tournament before FIBA awarded the competition to then world number-one ranked Argentina. Toronto was eliminated in the first round of voting before Mar del Plata beat Rio de Janeiro in the final round 13 votes to 3. Toronto's bid was seen as superior to the other two,[by whom?] but due to the lack of government backing was not awarded the tournament.

VenueEdit

Mar del Plata
 
 
Mar del Plata
2011 FIBA Americas Championship (Argentina)
Polideportivo Islas Malvinas
Capacity: 8,000

QualificationEdit

The ten teams originally selected to receive invitations for the tournament were the host team, the top three finishers at the 2010 South American Basketball Championship, the top two teams in the North America Sub-Zone, and the top four finishers at 2010 Centrobasket. Because the host country, Argentina, came in second at the 2010 South American Basketball Championship, the fourth place team (Venezuela) at the championship was also invited. After the United States (the only team other than Canada in the North America Sub-Zone) automatically qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics by winning the 2010 FIBA World Championship, they withdrew from the tournament. The fifth place team at the 2010 South American Basketball Championship (Paraguay) was then invited to participate.

Below is the final list of participants in the tournament:

NBA lockoutEdit

Due to the 2011 NBA lockout, insurance costs for players affiliated with teams of the National Basketball Association to play overseas would no longer be afforded by the league and would have to be taken care of by their corresponding national federations. Some national teams, such as the host nation Argentina[2] and Puerto Rico[3] took steps to resolve the issue. Below is a list of players whose participation in the tournament was at least potentially affected:

Notes:

  • a Barbosa decided not to participate in the tournament.[4]
  • b Nash has retired from international play.[5]
  • c Thompson and Magloire were not called up for Canada's national team.[6]
  • d Nenê decided not to participate in the tournament.
  • e Varejão was unavailable for the tournament due to injury.

FormatEdit

The ten teams are split into two groups. The best four teams of each group advance to the second round, where the teams play against the four teams from the other group; each team carries over all points earned during the first round, except for those earned in the match against the team that was eliminated. The best four teams of this group advance to the semifinals.

The two winners in the semifinals automatically qualify for the Olympics. The remaining three teams from the second round plus seven teams from other continents play the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, where the top three qualify for the Olympics.

SquadsEdit

DrawEdit

The draw took place on January 27, 2011[7] at the NH Gran Hotel Provincial[8] in Mar del Plata. Notable ESPN Latin America announcer Álvaro Martin conducted the ceremony while FIBA Americas Secretary General Alberto Garcia and a number of sports figures drew the teams. The ten participating squads were paired in five pots, where the first draw from each pot would go to Group A and the second to Group B. Teams were paired according to their world rankings for balance purposes. Being the host, Argentina had the opportunity to choose their group.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5
Note
  • NR – Not Ranked

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Dominican Republic 4 3 1 333 296 +37 7 1–0
  Brazil 4 3 1 328 302 +26 7 0–1
  Venezuela 4 2 2 381 351 +30 6 1–0
  Canada 4 2 2 312 306 +6 6 0–1
  Cuba 4 0 4 274 373 −99 4

All times local (UTC−3)

August 30
11:30
Dominican Republic   90–60   Cuba
Scoring by quarter: 18–8, 20–11, 31–18, 21–23
Pts: Horford 24
Rebs: Martínez 10
Asts: Flores, García 3
Pts: Luis Haiti 18
Rebs: Luis Haiti 8
Asts: Mestre 4

August 30
14:00
Brazil   92–83   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 25–26, 14–18, 27–25, 26–14
Pts: Splitter 17
Rebs: Splitter 11
Asts: Huertas 7
Pts: Vásquez 26
Rebs: Graterol 8
Asts: Vásquez 7

August 31
11:30
Venezuela   89–92   Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 26–22, 23–19, 25–22, 15–29
Pts: Torres 19
Rebs: Vásquez 10
Asts: Vásquez 9
Pts: Horford 19
Rebs: Martínez 14
Asts: Horford 4

August 31
20:30
Canada   57–69   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 17–12, 11–21, 18–14, 11–22
Pts: Anderson 9
Rebs: Anthony 9
Asts: Doornekamp 3
Pts: Huertas 17
Rebs: Splitter 10
Asts: Huertas 6

September 1
14:00
Cuba   69–106   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 13–34, 20–23, 15–25, 21–24
Pts: Mestre 26
Rebs: Luis Haiti 8
Asts: Piñeiro 3
Pts: Vásquez 21
Rebs: Graterol 8
Asts: Cubillan 4

September 1
18:00
Dominican Republic   72–73   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 16–19, 14–11, 14–21, 28–22
Pts: Martínez 21
Rebs: Martínez 16
Asts: Horford 3
Pts: Rautins 15
Rebs: Anthony 10
Asts: Joseph 4

September 2
11:30
Canada   84–62   Cuba
Scoring by quarter: 22–7, 16–13, 16–20, 30–22
Pts: Shepherd 13
Rebs: Rautins, Anthony 5
Asts: Rautins, Doornekamp 3
Pts: Polas 14
Rebs: Luis Haiti 7
Asts: Mestre 3

September 2
18:00
Brazil   74–79   Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 18–17, 21–26, 21–18, 14–18
Pts: Vinicius 18
Rebs: Splitter 10
Asts: Huertas 5
Pts: Horford 22
Rebs: Martínez 10
Asts: Flores 5

September 3
11:30
Venezuela   103–98 (OT)   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 23–21, 17–17, 22–25, 22–21, Overtime: 19–14
Pts: Vásquez 29
Rebs: Echenique 10
Asts: Cubillan 10
Pts: Anderson 28
Rebs: Anthony 9
Asts: Anderson 3

September 3
18:00
Cuba   83–93   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 20–26, 17–26, 14–21, 32–20
Pts: Luis Haiti 27
Rebs: Luis Haiti 11
Asts: Luis Haiti 4
Pts: Benite 19
Rebs: Hettsheimeir, Giovannoni 6
Asts: Huertas 6

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Argentina 4 4 0 341 248 +93 8
  Puerto Rico 4 3 1 348 266 +82 7
  Uruguay 4 2 2 271 287 −16 6
  Panama 4 1 3 287 352 −65 5
  Paraguay 4 0 4 259 353 −94 4

All times local (UTC−3)

August 30
18:00
Paraguay   52–84   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 8–27, 15–18, 17–24, 12–15
Pts: Araujo 18
Rebs: Fabio 9
Asts: Martínez, Zanotti 3
Pts: Quinteros 19
Rebs: Gutiérrez 8
Asts: Prigioni 4

August 30
20:30
Panama   66–99   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 8–18, 20–23, 18–25, 20–33
Pts: Lloreda, Garcés 16
Rebs: Garcés 10
Asts: Pinnock, Forbes 2
Pts: Carmona 16
Rebs: Álamo 7
Asts: Arroyo 7

August 31
14:00
Puerto Rico   101–55   Paraguay
Scoring by quarter: 15–10, 30–20, 30–12, 26–13
Pts: Carmona 19
Rebs: Barea 8
Asts: Barea 6
Pts: Araujo 18
Rebs: Fabio 11
Asts: Fabio 2

August 31
18:00
Argentina   86–51   Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 25–7, 28–12, 21–11, 12–21
Pts: Scola 18
Rebs: Nocioni 10
Asts: Sánchez 5
Pts: Fitipaldo 11
Rebs: Batista 10
Asts: Vázquez 2

September 1
11:30
Paraguay   86–89   Panama
Scoring by quarter: 19–23, 25–17, 11–30, 31–19
Pts: Martínez 36
Rebs: Araujo 8
Asts: Pérez, Martínez 5
Pts: Lloreda 29
Rebs: Lloreda, Garcés 10
Asts: Pinnock 4

September 1
20:30
Uruguay   64–74   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 12–15, 17–21, 18–16, 17–22
Pts: three players 16
Rebs: Batista 12
Asts: García Morales 4
Pts: Arroyo 19
Rebs: Santiago 11
Asts: three players 3

September 2
14:00
Panama   61–77   Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 13–14, 16–16, 14–23, 18–24
Pts: Forbes 19
Rebs: Garcés 11
Asts: Pinnock 4
Pts: Batista 24
Rebs: Batista 10
Asts: García Morales 5

September 2
20:30
Puerto Rico   74–81   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 18–21, 18–13, 14–28, 24–19
Pts: Arroyo 24
Rebs: Santiago 8
Asts: Barea 4
Pts: Ginóbili 23
Rebs: Scola, Nocioni 7
Asts: Prigioni 8

September 3
14:00
Uruguay   79–66   Paraguay
Scoring by quarter: 21–20, 20–18, 21–9, 17–19
Pts: García Morales 19
Rebs: Batista 16
Asts: Barrera 4
Pts: Martínez 18
Rebs: Fabio 14
Asts: Pérez, Martínez 3

September 3
20:00
Argentina   90–71   Panama
Scoring by quarter: 21–20, 17–19, 26–12, 26–20
Pts: Scola 19
Rebs: Scola 14
Asts: Ginóbili 8
Pts: Lloreda 20
Rebs: Garcés 17
Asts: Pinnock, Forbes 2

Second roundEdit

Advanced to semifinals
Qualified for 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Eliminated in Second Round
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Brazil 7 6 1 585 493 +92 13 1–0
  Argentina 7 6 1 602 473 +129 13 0–1
  Puerto Rico 7 5 2 571 523 +48 12
  Dominican Republic 7 4 3 539 543 −4 11
  Venezuela 7 3 4 652 641 +11 10
  Canada 7 2 5 514 561 −47 9
  Uruguay 7 1 6 482 560 −78 8 1–0
  Panama 7 1 6 496 647 −151 8 0–1

All times local (UTC−3)

September 5
11:30
Dominican Republic   92–68   Panama
Scoring by quarter: 21–17, 23–13, 31–19, 17–19
Pts: Flores 17
Rebs: Martínez 14
Asts: Sosa 8
Pts: Pinnock 23
Rebs: Garcés 12
Asts: Pinnock 4

September 5
14:00
Venezuela   82–94   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 19–18, 17–26, 21–31, 25–19
Pts: Sucre 18
Rebs: Echenique 8
Asts: Vásquez, Cubillan 4
Pts: Santiago 22
Rebs: Sánchez 8
Asts: Arroyo 6

September 5
18:00
Canada   53–79   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 9–21, 13–16, 21–17, 10–25
Pts: Olynyk 19
Rebs: Olynyk 12
Asts: four players 1
Pts: Scola 22
Rebs: Jasen 7
Asts: Ginóbili, Prigioni 5

September 5
20:30
Brazil   93–66   Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 25–16, 17–18, 28–12, 23–20
Pts: Benite 21
Rebs: Splitter 8
Asts: Huertas 6
Pts: Vázquez 12
Rebs: Batista 5
Asts: Barrera 7

September 6
11:30
Puerto Rico   79–74   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 22–21, 20–8, 20–18, 17–27
Pts: Arroyo 26
Rebs: Barea, Galindo 5
Asts: Barea 6
Pts: Rautins 18
Rebs: Olynyk 6
Asts: Doornekamp 5

September 6
14:00
Uruguay   76–84   Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 25–19, 17–25, 18–17, 16–23
Pts: Osimani 22
Rebs: Newsome, Batista 7
Asts: Osimani 6
Pts: Horford 23
Rebs: Horford 14
Asts: Horford 5

September 6
18:00
Argentina   111–93   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 30–20, 21–23, 28–29, 32–21
Pts: Ginóbili 26
Rebs: Nocioni 7
Asts: Prigioni 6
Pts: Romero 21
Rebs: Vásquez, Sucre 5
Asts: Vásquez 10

September 6
20:30
Panama   65–90   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 13–20, 15–24, 18–26, 19–20
Pts: Pinnock 20
Rebs: Garcés 11
Asts: three players 1
Pts: Giovannoni 17
Rebs: Torres 6
Asts: Huertas 6

September 7
11:30
Canada   70–68   Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 22–10, 15–22, 14–19
Pts: Kendall 19
Rebs: Kendall 11
Asts: five players 2
Pts: García Morales 19
Rebs: Batista 8
Asts: Osimani 3

September 7
14:00
Venezuela   110–74   Panama
Scoring by quarter: 29–23, 21–9, 30–19, 30–23
Pts: Vásquez 24
Rebs: Sucre, Echenique 6
Asts: Vásquez 8
Pts: Ayarza 30
Rebs: Garcés 7
Asts: Forbes 3

September 7
18:00
Brazil   73–71   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 8–11, 26–19, 20–24
Pts: Hettsheimeir 19
Rebs: three players 8
Asts: Splitter 3
Pts: Scola 24
Rebs: Scola 11
Asts: Prigioni 5

September 7
20:30
Dominican Republic   62–79   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 15–16, 8–13, 19–24, 20–26
Pts: Horford 16
Rebs: Horford, Martínez 9
Asts: Flores 4
Pts: Galindo 16
Rebs: Narvaez 7
Asts: Barea 7

September 8
11:30
Panama   91–89   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 24–27, 25–21, 21–22, 21–19
Pts: Forbes 39
Rebs: Garcés 12
Asts: Forbes 6
Pts: English 24
Rebs: Kendall 7
Asts: Rautins 3

September 8
14:00
Uruguay   80–92   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 23–23, 14–19, 21–25, 22–25
Pts: Batista 22
Rebs: Batista 8
Asts: Barrera 11
Pts: Romero 23
Rebs: Torres 7
Asts: Cubillan 4

September 8
18:00
Argentina   84–58   Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 17–14, 22–19, 19–16, 26–9
Pts: Scola 25
Rebs: Kammerichs 9
Asts: Prigioni 6
Pts: Horford 16
Rebs: Martínez 11
Asts: García 2

September 8
20:30
Puerto Rico   72–94   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 15–29, 15–18, 19–30, 23–15
Pts: Álamo, Balkman 15
Rebs: Álamo 6
Asts: four players 2
Pts: Vinicius 18
Rebs: Giovannoni 7
Asts: Garcia 4

Final roundEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
September 10
 
 
  Brazil83
 
September 11
 
  Dominican Republic76
 
  Brazil75
 
September 10
 
  Argentina80
 
  Argentina81
 
 
  Puerto Rico79
 
Third place
 
 
September 11
 
 
  Dominican Republic103
 
 
  Puerto Rico89

SemifinalsEdit

September 10
19:00
Brazil   83–76   Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 18–17, 21–19, 23–19, 21–21
Pts: Machado 20
Rebs: Hettsheimeir 8
Asts: Huertas 7
Pts: Horford, Martínez 18
Rebs: Martínez 15
Asts: four players 1

September 10
21:15
Argentina   81–79   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 29–24, 11–20, 26–16, 15–19
Pts: Scola 27
Rebs: Kammerichs, Delfino 8
Asts: Ginóbili 7
Pts: Barea 20
Rebs: Balkman 12
Asts: Barea 3

Third place gameEdit

September 11
19:00
Dominican Republic   103–89   Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 27–12, 26–17, 27–39, 23–21
Pts: Horford 23
Rebs: Horford 12
Asts: Horford 7
Pts: Santiago 25
Rebs: Santiago 6
Asts: Arroyo 7

FinalEdit

September 11
21:15
Brazil   75–80   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 9–21, 18–14, 21–15, 27–30
Pts: Vinicius 17
Rebs: Giovannoni 7
Asts: Splitter 3
Pts: Scola 32
Rebs: Delfino 9
Asts: Scola 4

AwardsEdit

 2011 Tournament of the Americas Winners 
 
Argentina
Second title

Statistical leadersEdit

Individual Tournament HighsEdit

Individual Game HighsEdit

Department Name Total Opponent
Points   Gary Forbes 39   Canada
Rebounds   Rubén Garcés 17   Argentina
Assists   Panchi Barrera 11   Venezuela
Steals   Leandro García Morales 8   Dominican Republic
Blocks   Joel Anthony
  Juan Pedro Gutiérrez
  Renaldo Balkman
  Federico Kammerichs
4   Venezuela
  Paraguay
  Paraguay
  Dominican Republic
Field goal percentage   Guilherme Giovannoni 100% (7/7)   Cuba
3-point field goal percentage   Ricky Sánchez
  Guilherme Giovannoni
100% (4/4)   Panama
  Panama
Free throw percentage   Enrique Javier Martínez
  Óscar Torres
  Manu Ginóbili
  Jermaine Anderson
  Luis Scola
100% (8/8)   Panama
  Dominican Republic
  Puerto Rico
  Venezuela
  Brazil
Turnovers   Marcelinho Huertas 10   Dominican Republic

Team Tournament HighsEdit

Team Game highsEdit

Department Name Total Opponent
Points   Argentina 111   Venezuela
Rebounds   Venezuela
  Puerto Rico
48   Cuba
  Paraguay
Assists   Venezuela 32   Panama
Steals   Uruguay 16   Dominican Republic
Blocks   Canada 7   Uruguay
Field goal percentage   Venezuela 80.6% (29/36)   Uruguay
3-point field goal percentage   Argentina 64.3% (18/28)   Venezuela
Free throw percentage   Puerto Rico 100% (15/15)   Panama
Turnovers   Uruguay 27   Argentina

Final rankingEdit

All-Tournament TeamEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Argentina to host 2011 FIBA Americas Championship; Muratore elected". FIBA. FIBA.com. May 24, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  2. ^ Argentina reaches insurance deal for NBA stars Archived March 28, 2012, at the Wayback Machine,MarDelPlata2011.com. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  3. ^ Arroyo insurance is finalized[permanent dead link], MarDelPlata2011.com. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  4. ^ Barbosa will not play at Mar del Plata Archived March 28, 2012, at the Wayback Machine MarDelPlata2011.com. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  5. ^ Buffery, Steve (July 19, 2011). "Calling Steve Nash, Canada needs you!". Toronto Sun. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  6. ^ The SMNT'S Road To The 2011 FIBA Americas Championship For Men Archived October 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Canada Basketball. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  7. ^ ARG - 2011 FIBA Americas Championship draw today, FIBA.com. Accessed April 1, 2012.
  8. ^ FIBA Americas – The groups for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship were drawn: Archived January 28, 2013, at Archive.today, mardelplata2011.com (Official site of the tournament). Accessed April 1, 2012.

External linksEdit