2018 FIBA Americas League

The 2018 FIBA Americas League was the 11th edition of the top-tier level intercontinental professional club basketball competition in the Americas, the FIBA Americas League. Sixteen teams from across the Americas competed over three rounds, to determine the champion.

FIBA Americas League
Competition details
Season2018
Teams16
Games played40
Dates19 January – 25 March 2018
Final positions
ChampionsArgentina San Lorenzo (1st title)
Runners-upBrazil Mogi das Cruzes
Third placeArgentina Regatas Corrientes
Fourth placeArgentina Estudiantes Concordia
Awards
Grand Final MVPGabriel Deck
Statistical leaders
Points Argentina Gabriel Deck 19.1
Rebounds United States Tyrone Curnell 8.1
Assists Argentina Nicolás Aguirre 7.5
2017
2019

Team allocationEdit

Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
Group phase
(16 teams)
  • 16 qualified teams
Semifinal Phase
(8 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the group phase
  • 4 group runners-up from the group phase
Final Four
(4 teams)
  • 2 group winners from the semifinal phase
  • 2 group runners-up from the semifinal phase

TeamsEdit

Group phase
  San Lorenzo (1st)   Bauru (1st)   Fuerza Regia (1st)   Hebraica Macabi (1st)
  Regatas Corrientes (2nd)   Paulistano (2nd)   Soles de Mexicali (2nd)   San Salvador
  Estudiantes Concordia (5th)   Mogi das Cruzes (WC)[Note WC]   Capitanes de Arecibo (2nd)   Guaros de LaraTH (1st)
  Ferro (WC)[Note WC]   Correcaminos Colon (1st)   Leones de Ponce (4th)   Español de Talca (1st)

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round (TH: Americas League title holders):

  • LC: Qualified through a licensed club with a long-term licence
  • 1st, 2nd, etc.: League position after Playoffs
Notes
  • ^
    Note Wild Cards (WC): As two Venezuelan sides faced financial troubles, FIBA invited Mogi das Cruzes and Ferro to the competition.[1]
  • Group phaseEdit

    Mexican venues of the 2018 FIBA Americas League.
      Yellow: Group A.
    Venues of the 2018 FIBA Americas League.
      Pink: Group B.   Red: Group C, Group F.   Green: Group D.   Orange: Group E, Final Four.

    Sixteen teams participated in the group phase, in which each team faced the other teams in the group once. Each group tournament was held at the arena of a host team. The two highest-placed teams in each group advance to the semifinal phase. Games were played from 19 January until 11 February 2018.

    Group AEdit

    Venue: Monterrey, Mexico

    Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
    1   Ferro 3 3 0 265 228 +37 6 Advance to semifinal phase
    2   Fuerza Regia (H) 3 2 1 236 236 0 5
    3   Soles de Mexicali 3 1 2 265 259 +6 4
    4   Capitanes de Arecibo 3 0 3 241 284 −43 3
    Source: FIBA
    (H) Host.

    Group BEdit

    Venue: Talca, Chile

    Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
    1   San Lorenzo 3 3 0 304 229 +75 6 Advance to semifinal phase
    2   Mogi das Cruzes 3 2 1 288 256 +32 5
    3   Paulistano 3 1 2 262 256 +6 4
    4   Español de Talca (H) 3 0 3 202 315 −113 3
    Source: FIBA
    (H) Host.

    Group CEdit

    Venue: Corrientes, Argentina

    Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
    1   Regatas Corrientes (H) 3 3 0 258 211 +47 6 Advance to semifinal phase
    2   Estudiantes Concordia 3 2 1 214 200 +14 5
    3   Leones de Ponce 3 1 2 228 240 −12 4
    4   Hebraica Macabi 3 0 3 196 245 −49 3
    Source: FIBA
    (H) Host.

    Group DEdit

    Venue: Bauru, Brazil

    Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
    1   Guaros de Lara 3 3 0 275 231 +44 6 Advance to semifinal phase
    2   Bauru (H) 3 2 1 245 210 +35 5
    3   Correcaminos Colon 3 1 2 199 236 −37 4
    4   San Salvador 3 0 3 214 256 −42 3
    Source: FIBA
    (H) Host.

    Semifinal phaseEdit

    The eight teams which advance from the group phase, played in this stage in which each team faced the other teams in the group once. Each group tournament was held at the arena of a host team. The two highest-placed teams in each group advance to the final four. Games were played from 2 March until 11 March 2018.

    Group EEdit

    Venue: Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
    1   San Lorenzo (H) 3 3 0 224 188 +36 6 Advance to Final Four
    2   Mogi das Cruzes 3 2 1 213 205 +8 5
    3   Ferro 3 1 2 213 217 −4 4
    4   Fuerza Regia 3 0 3 198 238 −40 3
    Source: FIBA
    (H) Host.

    Group FEdit

    Venue: Corrientes, Argentina

    Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
    1   Regatas Corrientes (H) 3 2 1 251 224 +27 5 Advance to Final Four
    2   Estudiantes Concordia 3 2 1 232 252 −20 5
    3   Bauru 3 1 2 253 262 −9 4
    4   Guaros de Lara 3 1 2 229 227 +2 4
    Source: FIBA
    (H) Host.

    Final FourEdit

    The final four tournament decided the champion of the 2018 season. The tournament was held from 24 March and 25 March 2018 in the Polideportivo Roberto Pando in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

     
    SemifinalsGrand Final
     
          
     
    24 March
     
     
      San Lorenzo101
     
    25 March
     
      Estudiantes Concordia71
     
      San Lorenzo79
     
    24 March
     
      Mogi das Cruzes71
     
      Mogi das Cruzes78
     
     
      Regatas Corrientes74
     
    Third place
     
     
    25 March
     
     
      Estudiantes Concordia59
     
     
      Regatas Corrientes60

    Statistical leadersEdit

    Category Player Club Average Games Total
    Points   Gabriel Deck   San Lorenzo 19.1 8 153
    Rebounds   Tyrone Curnell   Mogi das Cruzes 8.1 8 65
    Assists   Nicolás Aguirre   San Lorenzo 7.5 8 60
    Blocks   Javier Justiz   San Lorenzo 1.0 8 8
    Steals   Clay Tucker   Estudiantes Concordia 1.8 8 14
    FT%   Kendall Anthony   Bauru 92.6% 6 25/27
    3P%   Kendall Anthony   Bauru 69.2% 6 9/13
    Free throws   Gabriel Deck   San Lorenzo 5.8 8 46
    Three-point field goals   Clay Tucker   Estudiantes Concordia 2.9 8 23

    ReferencesEdit