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FIBA Basketball World Cup Top Scorer

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The FIBA Basketball World Cup Top Scorer, although not an official award given by FIBA, represents the player who led FIBA Basketball World Cup in points scored per game (regardless of number of games played in tournament).[1][2][3] The tournament's leader in total points scored is also noted.

HistoryEdit

Álvaro Salvadores, of Spain, was the leading scorer by points per game, of the first FIBA World Cup (then called the FIBA World Championship), the 1950 FIBA World Championship, which was held in Argentina.[4] Chile's Rufino Bernedo, led that same tournament in total points scored, with 86.[5] At the 1954 event, it was Uruguay's Oscar Moglia, that led in scoring, with an average of 18.7 points per game.

He was followed in 1959 by James T. L. Chen, of the Republic of China (Taiwan), who led in points per game, at 20.1, and Team USA's Jerry Vayda, who was first in total points scored, with 162. In 1963, the lead scorer was Peru's Ricardo Duarte, who had an average of 23.1 points per game. Poland's Mieczysław Łopatka, led in scoring average in 1967, at 19.7 points per game, while his teammate, Bohdan Likszo, led in total points scored, at 180.

They were followed by South Korea's Shin Dong-pa, who averaged 32.6 points per game in 1970. Mexico's Arturo Guerrero, who averaged 27.0 points per game in 1974, was that competition's leader in scoring average, while Wayne Brabender of Spain, led in total points scored, with 207. At the next competition, in 1978, it was Kamil Brabenec of Czechoslovakia, that was the leader in scoring average, at 26.9 points per game, while Yugoslavia's Dražen Dalipagić led the same competition in total points scored, with 202.

Rolando Frazer of Panama, was first in scoring average at the 1982 FIBA World Championship, in which he averaged 24.4 points per game, while Yugoslavia's Dragan Kićanović, was first in total points scored, with 190 points. Nikos Galis of Greece, led the 1986 FIBA World Championship in scoring.[6][7][8][9] After Galis, Oscar Schmidt of Brazil, led the 1990 FIBA World Championship in scoring.[10][11][12]

Schmidt was followed by Australia's Andrew Gaze, who was the leading scorer of the 1994 FIBA World Championship.[13][14][15] After Gaze, it was Spain's Alberto Herreros, who was the leading scorer of the 1998 FIBA World Championship.[16][17][18][19] Herreros was followed by Germany's Dirk Nowitzki, who led the 2002 edition in scoring.[20][21][22][23]

China's Yao Ming, led the 2006 edition in scoring average,[24][25] as he averaged 25.3 points per game, while Dirk Nowitzki of Germany was first in total points scored, with 209 points. Argentina's Luis Scola, led the 2010 edition in scoring.[26][27][28] J. J. Barea of Puerto Rico, led the 2014 FIBA World Cup in points per game,[29][30][31][32] with a scoring average of 22.0 points per game. At the same event, Pau Gasol of Spain was the leader in total points scored, with 140 points.

To date, no player has been the World Basketball Cup's leading scorer by points per game in more than one competition. However, Dirk Nowitzki led the tournament in total points scored twice, in the 2002 and 2006 competitions.

Top scorers by tournamentEdit

KeyEdit

 
Nikos Galis was the top scorer in 1986.
Denotes player whose team won that years tournament
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
** Inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame
*** Inducted into both the Naismith and FIBA Halls of Fame
Denotes player who is still active
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been the top scorer at that time
 
Dirk Nowitzki was the top scorer in 2002.
 
Yao Ming was the top scorer in 2006.
 
J. J. Barea was the top scorer in 2014.

[33][34][35]

Top scorers by points per gameEdit

Year Player Scoring Average Ref.
1950
  Álvaro Salvadores
13.8
[36][37][38]
1954
  Oscar Moglia
18.7
[39][40][41]
1959
  James T. L. Chen
20.1
[42][43][44]
1963
  Ricardo Duarte
23.1
[45][46][47]
1967
  Mieczysław Łopatka
19.7
[48][49][50]
1970
  Shin Dong-pa
32.6
[51][52][53]
1974
  Arturo Guerrero
27.0
[54][55][56]
1978
  Kamil Brabenec
26.9
[57][58][59]
1982
  Rolando Frazer
24.4
[60][61][62]
1986
  Nikos Galis***
33.7
[63][64][65]
1990
  Oscar Schmidt***
34.6
[66][67][68]
1994
  Andrew Gaze**
23.9
[69][70][71]
1998
  Alberto Herreros
17.9
[72][73][74]
2002
  Dirk Nowitzki
24.0
[75][76][77]
2006
  Yao Ming*
25.3
[78][79][80]
2010
  Luis Scola
27.1
[81][82][83]
2014
  J. J. Barea
22.0
[84][85][86]
2019
  Ra Gun-ah
23.0
[87][88]

By total points scoredEdit

[89][90]

Year Player Total Points Scored Ref.
1950
  Rufino Bernedo
86
[91][92]
1954
  Oscar Moglia
168
[93]
1959
  Jerry Vayda
162
[94]
1963
  Ricardo Duarte
163
[95]
1967
  Bohdan Likszo
180
1970
  Shin Dong-pa
261
1974
  Wayne Brabender
207
1978
  Dražen Dalipagić
202
1982
  Dragan Kićanović
190
1986
  Nikos Galis***
337
[96]
1990
  Oscar Schmidt***
277
1994
  Andrew Gaze**
191
1998
  Alberto Herreros
161
2002
  Dirk Nowitzki
216
[97]
2006
  Dirk Nowitzki (2)
209
2010
  Luis Scola
244
2014
  Pau Gasol
140
[98]
2019
  Bogdan Bogdanović
183

Note: Through the end of the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Guia Basketme Copa Del Mundo 2014 pg. 39 (in Spanish).
  2. ^ Top scorer of each FIBA Basketball World Cup.
  3. ^ World Championship for Men.
  4. ^ 1950 World Championship for Men.
  5. ^ FIBA World Championship – MVP’s and Top Scorers.
  6. ^ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 1986.
  7. ^ 1986 Basketball World Cup.
  8. ^ Nikos Galis (Greece).
  9. ^ FIBA PAYS TRIBUTE TO GALIS’ WORLD CUP DOMINANCE.
  10. ^ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 1990.
  11. ^ 1990 Basketball World Cup.
  12. ^ Oscar Schmidt (Brazil).
  13. ^ Great FIBA moments involving NBA players.
  14. ^ 1994 Basketball World Cup.
  15. ^ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 1994.
  16. ^ Alberto Herreros, a professional of the three-pointer.
  17. ^ 1998 Basketball World Cup.
  18. ^ Historia de los campeonatos del mundo. The World Championships History (in Spanish).
  19. ^ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 1998.
  20. ^ Dirk is the best European of all time.
  21. ^ Dirk Nowitzki Wiki:
  22. ^ 2002 Basketball World Cup.
  23. ^ 2002 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
  24. ^ 2006 Basketball World Cup.
  25. ^ 2006 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
  26. ^ Pacers Trio Set To Play in FIBA World Cup.
  27. ^ 2010 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
  28. ^ 2010 Basketball World Cup.
  29. ^ Building the All-FIBA World Cup Teams After Semifinals.
  30. ^ At this stage of his career, JJ Barea is focused on assisting.
  31. ^ 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
  32. ^ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2014.
  33. ^ The Road to FIBA 2014.
  34. ^ Top scorer of each FIBA Basketball World Cup.
  35. ^ World Championship for Men.
  36. ^ 1950 world championship
  37. ^ [1]
  38. ^ 1950 World Championship for Men.
  39. ^ 1954 world championship
  40. ^ [2]
  41. ^ 1954 World Championship for Men.
  42. ^ 1959 world championship
  43. ^ [3]
  44. ^ 1959 World Championship for Men.
  45. ^ 1963 world championship
  46. ^ [4]
  47. ^ 1963 World Championship for Men.
  48. ^ 1967 world championship
  49. ^ [5]
  50. ^ 1967 World Championship for Men.
  51. ^ 1970 world championship
  52. ^ [6]
  53. ^ 1970 World Championship for Men.
  54. ^ 1974 world championship
  55. ^ [7]
  56. ^ 1974 World Championship for Men.
  57. ^ 1978 world championship
  58. ^ [8]
  59. ^ 1978 World Championship for Men.
  60. ^ 1982 world championship
  61. ^ [9]
  62. ^ 1982 World Championship for Men.
  63. ^ 1986 world championship
  64. ^ [10]
  65. ^ 1986 World Championship for Men.
  66. ^ 1990 world championship
  67. ^ [11]
  68. ^ 1990 World Championship for Men.
  69. ^ 1994 world championship
  70. ^ [12]
  71. ^ 1994 World Championship for Men.
  72. ^ 1998 world championship
  73. ^ [13]
  74. ^ 1998 World Championship for Men.
  75. ^ 2002 world championship
  76. ^ [14]
  77. ^ 2002 World Championship for Men.
  78. ^ 2006 world championship
  79. ^ [15]
  80. ^ 2006 World Championship for Men.
  81. ^ 2010 world championship
  82. ^ [16]
  83. ^ 2010 FIBA World Championship for Men.
  84. ^ 2014 world championship
  85. ^ [17]
  86. ^ 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
  87. ^ 2019 world championship
  88. ^ 2019 World Cup Results
  89. ^ The Road to FIBA 2014.
  90. ^ [18]
  91. ^ FIBA World Championship – MVP’s and Top Scorers.
  92. ^ 1950 World Championship.
  93. ^ 1954 World Championship.
  94. ^ 1959 World Championship.
  95. ^ 1963 World Championship
  96. ^ World Championship 1986.
  97. ^ The individual VIVA World Cup records.
  98. ^ [19]

SourcesEdit

  • Guia Basketme (August 29, 2014). "Guia Basketme Copa del Mundo - Actualización 2.0". Guia Basketme: 38–39.
  • Guia Basketme (April 2, 2016). "Guia Basketme Copa del Mundo - Actualización 2.0". Guia Basketme: 38–39.
  • Guia Basketme (August 28, 2010). "Guia Basketme Mundial 2010". Guia Basketme: 35.

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