FIBA America Cup 2022. Everything you need to know before you start
RECIFE (Brazil) – With the 19th edition of the FIBA AmeriCup to be held September 2-11 in Recife, Brazil, the most prestigious basketball competition in the United States will feature 12 national teams trying to make their country proud and win the trophy. are ready for America as the best team in the region.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 America’s Cup, which will take place at the Geraldo Arena.
Who participates ?
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Panama, Mexico, Uruguay, United States and Venezuela are the 12 teams taking part in the tournament. most prestigious basketball in the Americas region.
12 teams qualified by playing the three windows of the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers, where the 16 participating teams were divided into four groups, with the top three from each group qualifying for the FIBA AmeriCup 2022.
Which teams are in each group?
Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and Canada make up Group A; The Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Argentina make up Group B; Mexico, Venezuela, Panama and USA complete Group C.
The top two teams from each group, along with the top two third-placed teams, will advance to the finals, with the quarter-finals beginning on September 8, which will be played in a knockout format.
Where can I watch the game?
While each match is broadcast by different providers in their respective countries, matches are also available through FIBA’s Courtside 1891 streaming service, which gives subscribers real-time access to live matches and extended highlights from FIBA. given.
What are the favourites?
The United States won the tournament in 2017 and brought NBA champions Norris Cole and Patrick McCaw to their roster for the FIBA AmeriCup, making them favorites to win the competition.
Host country Brazil may be coming out of qualification for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 of the Americas straight out of a defeat, but they have the talent to help the home crowd and get back on the path to success. victory.
Argentina are the team that completes the top list, with stars like Facundo Campazzo, Carlos Delfino and Nicolas Brusino in the fray. However, leaving his former coach behind, it will be a difficult first for Pablo Prigioni as the reigning silver medalist is on the podium this time.
Who are the players watching?
Fascundo Campazo – Argentina
Campazzo is coming off four games in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers for the Americas, where he led Argentina in scoring and finished second overall, averaging 20, 5 points per game and 82 points in the competition.
Shooting 50% from 3 points, Campazzo would engage in an intense Argentine attack, scoring 637 points against opponents in the competition and shooting 45.1% overall.
Marcelinho Huertas – Brazil
The Brazilian point guard averaged 12.3 points and 4.3 assists per game in four Americas playoff games, including an impressive 27-point performance against Colombia, where he scored 66.7% from a range by 2 points.
With Brazil without top scorer Bruno Caboclo, Huertas has the ability to step up and make an impact from both a playing and scoring perspective as the hosts attempt to get back into the winners’ column.
Tremont Waters – Puerto Rico
Making his appearance for Puerto Rico in the Americas qualifiers in the second round, Waters enjoyed a hot scoring streak posting back-to-back double-digit games, including six assists against leaders Brazil with a 29-point performance. And four joined. bounce.
In the setback against Uruguay, Waters still managed to score 14 points and six assists, being a reliable guard for Puerto Rico who can help them move the ball and shoot against physical teams.
Windy Graterol – Venezuela
In one of the most exciting games of the Americas playoffs, Greaterol was one of the best players on the court as Venezuela beat the Bahamas in comeback fashion, with Greaterol scoring 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal. won with. crew.
Greaterol is also one of the best defenders in the team, not only able to put pressure on shooters, but he can also be physical in the paint and force hard, off-balance shots that the Venezuelans can turn into counter points. -offensive. East.