SALT LAKE CITY - A second US team clinched a trip to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. Friday, FIBA (International Basketball Federation) selected US based Connor Sport Court International as its 'Official Technical Supplier' of custom courts for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. This marks the first time a US based flooring manufacturer has held this honor.

This decision comes as FIBA seeks to elevate the brand identity of the FIBA Basketball World Cup by creating consistent, uniquely-branded playing surfaces of the highest quality across multiple venues. Connor Sports will execute that vision by supplying custom-made and specifically-designed portable QuickLock™ wooden courts to each of the six host cities of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.

"The FIBA World Cup will be the best, highest level basketball tournament ever held," said Andrew Gettig, VP of International Business for Connor Sport Court. "We are thrilled to provide the highest quality Connor Sports wood floors to meet FIBA's needs for this competition."

This isn't the first time Connor Sports has delivered for high levels of sport. Connor Sports annually supplies courts for the NCAA Tournament and its Men's and Women's Final Four and continues to push the boundaries of design with clients by producing courts such as the NBA Brooklyn Nets 'herringbone' and University of Central Florida 'blacktop' courts.

"Because of our partnership with the NCAA Tournament and our history of designing for the leaders of basketball, we understand the high profile nature of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. We are excited about the opportunity and eager to work with FIBA in the success of the world's largest basketball tournament." said Ron Cerny, CEO of Connor Sport Court.

Connor Sport Court also provides its patented Sport Court® PowerGame™ as the playing surface for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour and FIBA 3x3 Adult and Youth World Championships. In addition, Connor Sport Court has been a FIBA Equipment & Venue Centre Partner since 1994.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.