Flamengo proclaimed champion of the FIBA Intercontinental Cup 2022 – FIBA Intercontinental Cup 2022
CAIRO (Egypt) – Brazil’s Flamengo on Sunday became the first club outside Europe and the United States to win multiple FIBA Intercontinental Cup titles after beating Spain’s Hereda San Pablo 75-62 Burgos, winner of the 2021 edition, during the Final in the Egyptian capital Cairo.
Flamengo first lifted the coveted trophy in 2014 and remain the only Brazilian club to win the FIBA Intercontinental Cup in the 21st century.
The champions’ Lucas Martinez, who averaged 14.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4 assists per game, was named the tournament MVP. Greek legend Vasilis Spanoulis, himself an MVP award winner in 2013, was on hand in Cairo to present the award to Martinez.
In the 3rd place game, Lakeland Magic defeated Basketball Africa League title holder Zamalek 113-78 to become the first NBA G League team to win a game in the competition, led by Hassani’s 22 points. Gravett and Jeff Dowtin’s 21-point double-double. and 11 assists.
The 2022 edition of the event marked the first time the tournament was held in an African country and the first participation by an African club.
The long list of distinguished guests present included FIBA President Hamane Niang, FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis, FIBA Africa President and Executive Committee Member Anibal Manave, Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, and the President of the Egyptian Basketball Federation, Magdy Abofrekha.
During the half-time of the final, Mr. Zagklis presented Mr. Abofrekha and Vice President Mohamed Abdel-Motaleb Soliman with the framed letter of affiliation of the Egyptian Basketball Federation to FIBA from 1934.
The commemorative frame highlights the landmark nature of the tournament, in the context of FIBA’s 90-year celebration, and serves as a gesture of appreciation to the Egyptian Basketball Federation for hosting the event.
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