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2016 FIBA Asia Challenge

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Host nation  Iran
Venues  1 (in 1 host city)
MVP  Hamed Haddadi
Dates  9–18 September
Champions  Iran (3rd title)
2016 FIBA Asia Challenge
Teams  12 (from 1 federations)

The 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge was 6th FIBA Asia Challenge, an international basketball tournament of FIBA Asia which was hosted by Iran from 9–18 September 2016. This tournament served as the first step in determining the process of the qualifiers for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup which will feature teams from both FIBA Asia and FIBA Oceania for the first time. Iran are the defending champion from 2014.


The top five teams earned their respective sub-confederations an extra berth for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup which is formerly named as the FIBA Asia Championship. The 2017 tournament is not an edition of the FIBA Asia Challenge, which was formerly named as FIBA Asia Cup until 2014.


According to the FIBA Asia rules, the number of participating teams in the 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge is twelve. Each zone had one place, and the hosts (Iran) and the defending FIBA Asia Championship titleholder (China) were automatically qualified. The other two places were allocated to the zones according to performance in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship; as a result, Southeast Asia and West Asia zones were allocated an additional berth each.

In the event of a withdrawal or non-participation by qualified teams, FIBA Asia has the right to invite other teams, while endeavoring to maintain, as far as possible, a certain balance between sub-zones.

Included are teams' FIBA World Ranking prior to the tournament.


The Azadi Indoor Stadium, also known as the Twelve Thousand People Sport Hall is the venue of competition.


The results of the draw for the competition was announced on August 14, 2016.

Preliminary round

All teams advanced to the second round.

All times are local (UTC+4:30).


  • Most Valuable Player: Hamed Haddadi
  • G – Kim Sun-hyung
  • G – Mohammad Jamshidi
  • G – Dar Tucker
  • F – Kevin Galloway
  • C – Hamed Haddadi
  • References

    2016 FIBA Asia Challenge Wikipedia