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1959 FIBA World Championship

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

Preliminary round

Group A

Group B

Group C

Classification round

Group D

Group E

Second round

Final round

The Soviet Union and Bulgaria refusal to meet Formosa in the final round led to their relegation to the last two places.

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 "Pachin" Vicens was declared to be the Best Player of the World while NBA legends like Oscar Robertson , Amaury Pasos and Jerry West also played in that tournament.


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


1959 FIBA World Championship

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