1995 Tournament of the Americas

The Torneo de las Américas 1995 ( english The 1995 Tournament of the Americas ) is the seventh edition of the Basketball America Championship and was held from 15 to 27 August in 1995 in the Argentine province capitals of San Miguel de Tucumán and Neuquén instead, the intermediate and Final round games were played exclusively on the latter place. The tournament was about qualifying for the basketball tournament at the Olympic Games in 1996. Hindsight, the tournament was inducted into the Order of America Championships and counted as a continental championship for national representative teams of men of the Continental Association FIBA Americas. Of the ten participating teams, the three medal winners qualified directly for the Olympic Games. Olympic defending champion United States was already automatically qualified as a world champion for the Olympics and did not participate in the tournament.

  • 3.1 Group A
  • 3.2 Group B


There was a regional qualifier in accordance with the sub-zones of the Continental Association. In addition to the two national teams of the North American sub-zone, the four semi-finalists of the Central and South American Championships, which also hosts Argentina was a finalist Basketball South American Championship 1995.

North America

  • Canada Canada

Central America & the Caribbean

  • Cuba Cuba (winner CentroBasket 1995)
  • Dominican Republic Dominican Republic ( finalist CentroBasket 1995)
  • Puerto Rico Puerto Rico ( Bronze CentroBasket 1995)
  • Bahamas Bahamas ( Fifth CentroBasket 1995)
  • Barbados Barbados (sixth CentroBasket 1995)

South America

  • Uruguay Uruguay (winner Campeonato Sudamericano 1995)
  • Argentina Argentina ( finalist Campeonato Sudamericano 1995)
  • Brazil Brazil (winner Campeonato Sudamericano 1995)
  • Venezuela Venezuela ( semifinalist Campeonato Sudamericano 1995)


At the tournament in a preliminary round was held two groups of five teams as a round-robin tournament. The two lowest-ranked teams in the first round and then eliminated from the tournament, while the other teams playing off taking with their first round results, a second round as a continuation of the round tournament against the top four teams of the other preliminary round group. The result against the retired team from the first round went out with in the standings, with the same number of victories and defeats, the direct comparison decided. The four semi-finalists were playing in the knock-out system of the medals and thus the automatic qualifying places.

Preliminary round

The preliminary round matches took place between the 15th and 19th August 1995.

Group A

Group B

Second round

The matches of the second round, which determined the four semi-finalists and participants of the final round, took place between 21 and 24 August 1995. The battered results of the preliminary round are indicated in italics.

Final round

The games of the final round took place on 26 and 27 August 1995. The winners of the semi-finals and in the " small final " for the bronze medal were directly qualified for the Olympics.