FIBA Americas 2013: Gustavo Ayon, Mexico advance to semifinals

Gregory Shamus

Mexico advances to the semifinals at the FIBA Americas and secures a spot in the 2014 Basketball World Cup next August.

Three straight victories over Uruguay, Jamaica and Puerto Rico have propelled Mexico into the semifinals at the 2013 FIBA Americas tournament. By guaranteeing a top 4 finish, Mexico has secured a spot in the Basketball World Cup that will be held in Spain next August.

Atlanta Hawks center Gustavo Ayon has been a huge factor in Mexico's success averaging 16.4 points and eight rebounds in the seven games. Ayon led Mexico with 17 points in the win over Uruguay and added 19 points against Jamaica. With a spot in the semifinals clinched, Ayon played just 11 minutes against Puerto Rico finishing with five points and eight rebounds.

The semifinals at the FIBA Americas will begin on Tuesday with Mexico taking on Argentina. The Dominican Republic will face Puerto Rico with the two winners advancing to the finals.

More from Peachtree Hoops:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker