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Road To FIBA 2014
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THE HISTORY OF FIBA
1950 Argentina
Argentina was the first country to be selected to host the FIBA World Championship. Theri team went on to win FIBA World Championship of 1950.
The lowest Scoring Game: Brazil vs. Egypt / 38-19
1967 Uruguay
James Naismith – Inventor of Basketball
Since 1967, the champions of each tournament have been awarded the Naismith Trophy.
1978 Phillipines 
Highest Scoring Game: Brazil vs. China / 154-97 
1986 Spain
All Time Leading Scorer in a single tournament: Nikos Galis / 33.7 ppg
1990 Argentina 
Most points scored in a game: Hur Jae / 54 pts
2006 Japan 
Most overtimes in a single game: Germany vs. Angola / 3 ot
Spain 2014 – The first time FIBA will use the title “World Cup” .
Ole & Hop 2014 Mascots 
75,982 – Totalcapacity of arenas
15,000 – Volunteers taking place

The Arenas

Madrid: Palacio de deportes de la cominidad de Madrid
Capacity: 15,000
Seville: Palacio municipal de Deportes San Pablo
Capacity: 10,200

Barcelona: Palau Sant Jordi
Capacity: 17,000
Bilbao: Bizkaia Arena
Capacity: 15,415
Las Palmas de Gran Caneria: Gran Caneria Arena
Capacity: 11,500
Granada: Palacio municipal de deportes de Granada
Capacity: 7,358


The GL7 Ball

The first custom designed ball for an individual FIBA event.

Features a “flamenco” design juxtaposing the sport of basketball with the complexity and vibrant spirit of the dance.


A look back at FIBA 2010

- 800 million tuned in across 171 countries 
- 2010 USA total points: 835 
- 2010 MVP: Kevin Durant
- 2010 Most Points: 244/ Luis Scola

Recent Champions

- 2010: United States
- 2006: Spain
- 1998+2002: Yugoslavia


Fun FIBA facts

Oldest Players
Miquel Lutonda: 39 years old in 2010 championship
Jose Rafael Ortiz: 39 years old in 2002 championship

Tallest and Shortest Players
Yao Ming is the tallest player in FIBA History standing 2.26 mts
Andrew Albicy, Khalid Massoud Al Nasr, Samba Aly Ngone Niang, Fernando Martinez are the shortest players in the history of FIBA. They are 1.75 cms

Most FIBA Appearances
Jerome Alfred Mincy: 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 / 38 games / 5 tournaments

All time Leading Scorer
Oscar Schmidt: 843 pts


Most Titles

Yugoslavia : 5
United States: 4

NBA player have won 4 of 5 MVP Trophies in the last 20 years;
1994: Shaquille O’Neal 
1998: Dejan Bodiroga
2002: Dirk Nowitzki
2006: Pau Gasol
2010: Kevin Durant


MVP’s

1950: Oscar Furlong
1954: Kirby Minter
1959:  Amaury Pasos
1963: Wlamir Marques
1967: Ivo Daneu
1970: Sergei Belov
1974: Dragan Kicanovic
1978: Drazen Delipagic
1982: Doc Rivers
1986: Drazen Petrovic
1990: Toni Kukoc
1994: Shaquille O’Neal
1998: Dejan Bodiroga
2002: Dirk Nowitzki
2006: Pau Gasol
2010: Kevin Durant


Top Scorers in a Single Game:
1990: Hur Jae – 54
1986: Nikos Galis – 53
1990: Oscar Schmidt – 52
1990: Jordi Villacampa – 48

Top Scorers in FIBA World Cup History:
1986: Nikos Galis – 337
1990: Oscar Schmidt – 277
1970: Shin Dong-pa – 261
2010: Luis Scola – 244
2002: Dirk Nowitzki – 216

Top Winners
Yugoslavia: 5 Gold / 3 Silver / 2 Bronze – Total 10
United States: 4 Gold / 3 Silver / 4 Bronze – Total 11
Soviet Union: 3 Gold / 3 Silver / 2 Bronze – Total 8
Brazil: 2 Gold / 2 Silver / 2 Bronze – Total 6