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FIBA Centrobasket U15 Championship groups are defined

MIAMI (United States) – The official draw for the FIBA Centrobasket U15 Championship to be played in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, from June 18 to 22, was held at the FIBA​​ Americas Regional Office.

The national teams were previously placed in pairs taking into account their Nike Youth Ranking position. Then the teams and their spot were drawn to define the matchups. Here’s how the groups aligned:

Group A:

1. Costa Rica
2. Mexico
3. Dominican Republic
4. Turks and Caicos

Group B:

1. Panama
2. Guyana
3. Bahamas
4. Puerto Rico

The competition will be held at the Fernando "Rube" Hernandez Colosseum. The top two teams from each group will advance to the Semi-Finals while the rest will compete for the 5-8 spots.

In the Semi-Finals, the top two teams from each group will face the second team of each opposing group (1A vs 2B and 1B vs 2A). The Semi-Final winners will qualify for the gold medal game, while the losers will play for third place and the bronze medal.

The three best teams at the end of the tournament will qualify for the FIBA ​​U16 Americas Championship in 2023.

FIBA Centrobasket U15 Women’s Championship

The FIBA Centrobasket U15 Women's Championship will also be played in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, between June 26 and 30. The tournament will feature the participation of the Bahamas, Mexico, Panama, the Dominican Republic and the host, Puerto Rico.

The five national teams will play in a round robin format, one game against each opponent. At the end of all the matchups, the team that finishes in first place will be declared the champion. Silve and Bronze will go to the second and third team respectively.

The top three teams will qualify for the FIBA ​​U16 Women's Americas Championship in 2023.