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The 2017 FIBA Asia Cup will be held August 10-20, 2017 in Beirut, Lebanon. 16 teams will compete in this tournament including Australia and New Zealand which is now part of FIBA Asia.
Qualified Teams: Lebanon (Hosts), Australia, New Zealand, Qatar (Gulf), Iran (WABA), Jordan (WABA), Iraq (WABA), Syria (WABA), 5 Teams (EABA), 1 Team (SEABA), 1 Team (SABA) and 1 Team (CABA).
FIBA Asia Cup New Tournament Format
FIBA’s Central Board held its first meeting of 2017 on Friday-Saturday 27-28 January at the House of Basketball and it proved an extremely productive two days with a number of major decisions taken as well as a wealth of information shared.
New Competition System
The Board was brought up to speed on the most recent developments leading up to the launch of the New Competition System in November, which will open a new era for basketball worldwide.
FIBA’s Regional Office in Asia on Friday announced that the first-ever FIBA Asia Cup will take place in Lebanon’s capital of Beirut, while the maiden FIBA Women’s Asia Cup is to be staged in the Indian city of Bengaluru.
The announcements came as the calendar for what promises to be an exciting 2017 season of events in the region was unveiled.
The FIBA Asia Cup 2017, FIBA Asia’s flagship event, will be played from August 17-27, while the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2017 is to be held from July 23-29.
FIBA on Sunday announced it has reached an agreement with TV5, a major Filipino commercial multi-channel and multi-platform network, for exclusive rights to FIBA national team competitions over the course of a five-year period.
From 2017 to 2021, TV5 will broadcast action from the Continental Cups as well as the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Additionally, with FIBA’s New Competition System coming into effect in November, TV5 will be the place to follow Gilas Pilipinas and other national teams from all over the world as they set out to qualify for the first 32-team edition of FIBA’s flagship event taking place in China in 2019.
After failing in the bid to host the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Philippines will try again this time as co-host of the 2023 FIBA World Cup with Indonesia.
Starting 2017, there will be a new FIBA Competition System featuring Home and Away games for National Teams. This means Gilas Pilipinas will play at home during the window periods from 2017-2019.
Watch: FIBA New Competition System 2017-2021 – Asia Region
Summary of important FIBA changes:
-Australia and New Zealand will be included in the Asia Region
A great block by Gabe Norwood is included in the Top 10 Blocks of the 2015 FIBA Continental Championships.
Also in the Top 10: Dario Saric (Croatia), Zhou Qi (China), Jan Vesely (Czech Republic), Andrew Bogut (Australia), Jeremy Nzeulie (Cameroon), Andres Nocioni (Argentina), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Greece),
Watch 2015 FIBA Top 10 Blocks Video
A pass by Andray Blatche to JC Intal for a three-pointer is included in the Top 10 Assists in the 2015 FIBA Continental Championships.
Also in the Top 10: Mehdi Seyeh (Tunisia), Ali Muhammed (Turkey), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Greece), Dmitry Khvostov (Russia), Milos Teodosic (Serbia), Facundo Campazzo (Argentina), Dario Saric (Croatia), George Tsintsadze (Georgia) and Rudy Fernandez (Spain).
Watch 2015 FIBA Top 10 Assists Video