BUENOS AIRES (FIBA AmeriCup 2017) – The International Basketball Federation in the Americas announced on Tuesday that the Official Draw for the FIBA AmeriCup 2017 will take place on Thursday April 20th in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Draw will be held in the Boca Hotel in Buenos Aires at 12pm (GMT-3) and broadcasted live in Spanish on FIBA’s Youtube Channel. A live blog of the Draw will be available in both Spanish and English in the event’s official website fiba.com/AmeriCup.
During the Draw, the participating teams will be divided in three (3) groups of four (4) teams on each. Colombia will be in Group A, Argentina in Group B and Uruguay in Group C as they are host countries for each of the three preliminary groups. The nine (9) remaining teams will be assigned respectively to their preliminary group, along with their position number.
Recipient 1: Argentina, Colombia, Ururguay
Recipient 2: USA, Venezuela, Puerto Rico
Recipient 3: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Canada
Recipient 4: Panama, Virgin Islands, TBC*
A second Draw will be held immediately after to determine which position within each group will face off in the Semi-Final Phase.
The South American Championship qualified five teams to the FIBA AmeriCup 2017, including Brazil, a national federation currently suspended. A decision on the fifth South American representative will be taken by the FIBA Central Board and announced at a later date.