The Palacio de Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena has been one of the centers of basketball in the region for the past two decades, a sparkling 11,300-seat arena.
The home arena for Spanish Liga Endesa club and Unicaja Malaga, a venue that opened in 2000, hosts other sporting events like motocross, equestrian and tennis, including this year's Davis Cup Finals in November.
The Palacio de Deportes also stages music concerts, operas and family shows like Disney on Ice.
In addition to the sun and the sea that bring so many visitors to Malaga every year, the Andalusian city has a wide range of hotels, culture and gastronomy.
The Palacio de los Deportes Elena Benitez in Marbella is an ideal site that for Group Phase games at the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup.
The venue, which was built in 1998, has s a capacity for 1,070 spectators.
Marbella itself, on the Costa del Sol of Spain's Andalusia region, is a city and resort that attracts numerous visitors annually.
Tourists spend time in villas and hotels when they are not lapping up the sunshine, swimming in the Mediterranean or playing golf with the picturesque Sierra Blanca Mountains serving as a backdrop.
Marbella is also known for its Puerto Banús marina and the luxury yachts that fill it, and the upmarket boutiques and bars surrounding it.
For those that enjoy the nightlife, there is the Golden Mile which is west of the city.
Constructed in 2000, the Complejo Deportivo El Limon has a capacity of 800 spectators and is found in the town of Alhaurin de la Torre.
Visitors to Alhaurin de la Torre, one of the host cities of the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup, will find old Moorish-style streets and houses.
Located in the Malaga Province of Andalusia, Alhaurin de la Torre sits at the entrance to the Guadalhorce valley on the slopes of the Sierra de Mijas mountains and is about a 15- to 20-minute drive to the popular beaches of Torremolino.