1 (in 1 host city)
| 2–7 April|
| 7 (from 10 federations)|
Philippines (2nd title)
The 2001 ABC Championship qualification was held in late 2000 and early 2001 with the Gulf region, West Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia and Middle Asia (Central Asia and South Asia) each conducting tournaments.
2001 ABC Championship qualification Wikipedia
The following are eligible to participate:The organizing country.
The five best-placed teams from the previous ABC Championship.
The two best teams from the sub-zones.
** Suspended by FIBA, replaced by Singapore which finished third in the Southeast Asian qualifiers.
All the others withdrew, so North Korea and Hong Kong qualified automatically.
The 2000 Gulf Basketball Association Championship is the qualifying tournament for the 2001 ABC Championship. Qatar won the tournament and qualified alongside United Arab Emirates.
All the others withdrew, so India and Uzbekistan qualified automatically.
The 4th Southeast Asia Basketball Association Championship is the qualifying tournament for the 2001 ABC Championship. the two best teams qualifies for 2001 ABC Championship. The tournament was held at Manila, Philippines.
The 2000 West Asia Basketball Association Championship and 2001 West Asia Basketball Association Championship are the qualifying tournament for the 2001 ABC Championship. the two best teams after the second tournament qualifies for 2001 ABC Championship. The 2000 tournament was held at Beirut, Lebanon while Amman, Jordan hosted the 2001 edition.