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2007–08 FIBA Americas League

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League  FIBA Americas League
Runners-up  Soles de Mexicali
Sport  Basketball
Duration  December 4, 2007 – February 9, 2008
Top scorer  Quincy Wadley (Peñarol de Mar del Plata)
Champions  Peñarol de Mar del Plata

The 2007–08 FIBA Americas League was the first edition of the first-tier and most important professional international club basketball competition in the regions of South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico, with the winner of the competition being crowned as the best team and champion of all of those regions, as well as of the FIBA Americas zone. The first FIBA Americas League also included two teams from the United States, the Miami Tropics, and the PBL All-Stars, which was an All-Star selection team from the Premier Basketball League. However, the NBA is the first-tier competition in the United States, and it is in fact an international league, as it contains also a team from Canada. So teams from the United States and Canada are eligible to play at the competition because they belong to the FIBA Americas region. However, at the pro club level for those two countries, the FIBA Americas League would not be considered the 1st-tier league.

The competition began on December 4. The first stage was a round robin phase with four teams in each group. Each of the groups were played in different cities, (Guaynabo, Miami, Belo Horizonte, and Mar del Plata). The Final Four of the league was played in a round-robin format from February 7 to February 9, in Mexicali, Mexico, home of the hosting team, Soles de Mexicali.

Final Four

Peñarol got the first place in the round-robin group and won their first Americas League title due to a better point difference than the other two teams who had the same record (Soles de Mexicali and Miami Tropics).


2007–08 FIBA Americas League Wikipedia