Puneet Varma

1997 ABC Championship

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Host nation  Saudi Arabia
Venues  1 (in 1 host city)
Dates  September 11–19
MVP  Chun Hee-Chul
1997 ABC Championship
Teams  15 (from 44 federations)
Champions  South Korea (2nd title)

The 1997 Men's Asian Basketball Confederation Championship was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.



According to the FIBA Asia rules, each zone had two places, and the hosts (Saudi Arabia) and the best 5 teams of the previous Asian Championship were automatically qualified.


  • Most Valuable Player: Chun Hee-Chul
  • Best Scorer: Abdulmajeed Ali
  • Best Playmaker: Kang Dong-Hee
  • Best 3-Pointer: Alexey Yeropkin
  • Best Coach: Kim Dong-Kwang
  • Sportsmanship Award: Romel Adducul
  • References

    1997 ABC Championship Wikipedia

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