BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 30, 2017 (FIBA Asia Cup 2017 Lebanon): The Official Draw Ceremony of the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 took place at Le Royal Hotel Dbayeh, Lebanon on Tuesday.
Here are the results of the draw:
The FIBA Asia Cup 2017 will take place in Lebanon from 8-20 August, and it will be the first ever Asia-Oceania joint continental Championship where 16 teams, including Oceanian powerhouses Australia and New Zealand, will battle for top honours in Asia.
The Group Stage of the tournament will be played in a round robin format, with the sixteen (16) teams divided into four (4) groups of four (4) teams. Every team will take on its three (3) opponents in its respective group.
The top three (3) teams from each group will then advance to the Second Phase where they will be they be divided into two groups (E & F).
The tournament will be played in a knockout format from the Quarter-Finals onwards (Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final).
The official FIBA Asia Cup 2017 logo and mascot were revealed to the public during Tuesday’s Official Draw Ceremony on Tuesday.
The logo draws inspiration from the Lebanese flag flapping in the wind like the wings of the phoenix, with its red stripes morphing into the shape of a
ball, letting the cup rise in its heart.
The Official Logo & Mascot of FIBA Asia Cup 2017
Also making its appearance for the first time was the official mascot of the tournament, Ox The Fox who symbolizes great team spirit and is quick, agile and smart – three essential qualities for any basketball player.
The newly designed FIBA Asia Cup Trophy was unveiled during the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 Official Draw Ceremony in Lebanon on Tuesday.
The brand new trophy stands 55 centimeters high and is almost entirely out of silver and features a silver plated band engraved with the trophy name. It also features Gold plated band in which ‘Federation Internationale de Basketball Amateur’ is written, a mark that is consistent across all FIBA Continental trophies.
Sixteen teams will battle for top honors at the FIBA Asia Cup 2017, including Oceanian powerhouses Australia and New Zealand.
The FIBA Asia Cup 2017 will take place in Lebanon from 8-20 August, and the winner will go on to rule the continent for the next four years.
The new FIBA Basketball World Cup trophy was designed by Radiant Studios Ltd. and handcrafted by the silversmith Thomas Lyte.
The FIBA Asia Cup 2017 will take place in Lebanon from 8-20 August 2017. —- FIBA