1959 FIBA World Championship


1959 FIBA World Championship

The 1959 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Chile from January 16 to 31, 1959. Amaury Antônio Pasos was named the MVP.

Competing nations

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teamB= bk|ROC|name=Formosa |scoreB=73
place=Concepción, Chile
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teamA= bk-rt|ARG |scoreA=59
teamB= bk|ROC|name=Formosa |scoreB=63
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teamA= bk-rt|EGY|UAR|name=United Arab Rep. |scoreA=58
teamB= bk|USA|1912 |scoreB=103
place=Concepción, Chile

Group B

Group E

Top scorers (ppg)

# James Chen (Formosa) 20.1
# Juan "Pachin" Vicens (Puerto Rico) 19.7
# Wlamir Marques (Brazil) 18.6
# Jerry Vayda (USA) 18
# Lio Jin Ron (Formosa) 16.7
# Dick Welsh (USA) 16.4
# Viktor Radev (Bulgaria) 15.25
# Amaury Pasos (Brazil) 15.22
# Jose Angel Cestero (Puerto Rico) 14.3
# Evelio Droz (Puerto Rico) 13.7

Best Basketball Player of the World

During the 1959 FIBA World Championship in Chile, Juan "Pachín" Vicens was declared to be the "Best Player of the World " cite book |last=Gems |first= Gerald R. |title= The Athletic Crusade: Sport And American Cultural Imperialism |publisher= University of Nebraska Press |year= 2006 |id= ISBN 0803222165] while NBA legends like Oscar Robertson , Amaury Pasos and Jerry West also played in that tournament.cite book |last=Gems |first= Gerald R. |title= The Athletic Crusade: Sport And American Cultural Imperialism |publisher= University of Nebraska Press |year= 2006 |id= ISBN 0803222165]

Notes

*The United States is represented by the United States Air Force Team.

References


* [http://todor66.com/basketball/World/Men_1950.html 1959 FIBA World Championship]


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