2019 FIBA Americas League

The 2019 FIBA Americas League was the 12th edition of the top-tier level intercontinental professional club basketball competition in the Americas and last for the FIBA Americas League. Sixteen teams from across the Americas competed over three rounds, to determine the champion.

FIBA Americas League
Competition details
Season2019
Teams16
Games played40
Dates18 January – 31 March 2019
Final positions
ChampionsArgentina San Lorenzo (2nd title)
Runners-upVenezuela Guaros de Lara
Third placeBrazil Paulistano
Fourth placeMexico Capitanes de Ciudad de México
Awards
Grand Final MVPJordan Dar Tucker
2018

San Lorenzo won its second continental title, giving them the right to play in the 2020 FIBA Intercontinental Cup.

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 TH (1st)   Mogi das Cruzes (2nd)   Soles de Mexicali (1st)   Capitanes de Arecibo (1st)
  San Martín de Corrientes (2nd)   Franca LSC   Capitanes de Ciudad de México (2nd)   Leones de Ponce (4th)
  Atenas (3rd)   Las Animas (1st)   Libertadores de Querétaro (WC) [Note WC]   Malvín (1st)
  Paulistano (1st)   Titanes de Barranquilla (1st)   Real Estelí   Guaros de Lara (1st)

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:

  • 1st, 2nd, etc.: League position after Playoffs
  • TH: Americas League title holders
  • LSC: Liga Sudamericana winners
  • WC: Qualified through Wild Card
Notes
  • ^
    Note Wild Cards (WC): As Panamanian champions Universitarios declined to participate, FIBA invited Libertadores de Querétaro to the competition.[1]
  • Group phaseEdit

    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 18 January until 10 February 2019.

    Group AEdit

    Venue: São Paulo, Brazil

    Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
    1   Paulistano (H) 3 3 0 262 180 +82 6 Advance to semifinal phase
    2   Atenas 3 1 2 217 227 −10 4
    3   Malvín 3 1 2 214 253 −39 4
    4   Titanes de Barranquilla 3 1 2 231 284 −53 4
    Source: FIBA
    (H) Host.

    Group BEdit

    Venue: Mexico City, Mexico

    Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
    1   Franca 3 3 0 285 224 +61 6 Advance to semifinal phase
    2   Capitanes (H) 3 2 1 254 246 +8 5
    3   Soles de Mexicali 3 1 2 225 249 −24 4
    4   Real Estelí 3 0 3 235 280 −45 3
    Source: FIBA
    (H) Host.

    Group CEdit

    Venue: Valdivia, Chile

    Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
    1   San Lorenzo 3 3 0 267 207 +60 6 Advance to semifinal phase
    2   Las Animas (H) 3 2 1 252 271 −19 5
    3   San Martín de Corrientes 3 1 2 211 215 −4 4
    4   Mogi das Cruzes 3 0 3 254 291 −37 3
    Source: FIBA
    (H) Host.

    Group DEdit

    Venue: Ponce, Puerto Rico

    Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
    1   Guaros de Lara 3 3 0 259 245 +14 6 Advance to semifinal phase
    2   Capitanes de Arecibo 3 2 1 261 252 +9 5
    3   Libertadores de Querétaro 3 1 2 272 287 −15 4
    4   Leones de Ponce (H) 3 0 3 281 289 −8 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 8 March until 17 March 2019.

    Group EEdit

    Venue: Franca, Brazil

    Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
    1   Paulistano 3 3 0 275 231 +44 6 Advance to Final Four
    2   Capitanes de Ciudad de México 3 2 1 253 246 +7 5
    3   Franca (H) 3 1 2 255 243 +12 4
    4   Atenas 3 0 3 219 282 −63 3
    Source: FIBA
    (H) Host.

    Group FEdit

    Venue: Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
    1   Guaros de Lara 3 3 0 245 209 +36 6 Advance to Final Four
    2   San Lorenzo (H) 3 2 1 241 181 +60 5
    3   Capitanes de Arecibo 3 1 2 228 254 −26 4
    4   Las Animas 3 0 3 186 256 −70 3
    Source: FIBA
    (H) Host.

    Final FourEdit

    The final four tournament decided the champion of the 2019 season. The tournament was held from 30 March and 31 March 2019 in the Polideportivo Roberto Pando in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

     
    SemifinalsGrand Final
     
          
     
    30 March
     
     
      Paulistano58
     
    31 March
     
      San Lorenzo76
     
      San Lorenzo64
     
    30 March
     
      Guaros de Lara61
     
      Guaros de Lara81
     
     
      Capitanes de Ciudad de México66
     
    Third place
     
     
    31 March
     
     
      Paulistano100
     
     
      Capitanes de Ciudad de México78

    ReferencesEdit