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Jun 21, 2016

Game Times Announced for 2016 USA Basketball Showcase

Game times for the 2016 USA Basketball Showcase presented by Verizon that will feature the USA Basketball Men’s National Team playing five domestic exhibition games and conducting training camps in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, Chicago and Houston, were announced today. 

Tickets for the USA Basketball Showcase exhibition games are on sale starting now. VIP ticket packages available in select markets. For ticket information visit usab.com/showcase. 

            The USA Men’s National Team will open the 2016 USA Basketball Showcase facing South American rival and FIBA’s No. 4 ranked world power Argentina at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at 6 p.m. (PDT) on Friday, July 22.

            The U.S. will play two exhibition games versus 2015 FIBA Asia zone champ China, the first at the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5 p.m. (PDT) on July 24 and the second will be held at 7 p.m. (PDT) on July 26 at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

            Continuing its exhibition tour in Chicago, the USA will play on July 29 at 8 p.m. (CDT) at the United Center versus 2015 FIBA Americas gold medalist Venezuela and will conclude the USA Basketball Showcase facing 2015 FIBA Africa zone champion Nigeria on Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. (CDT) in Houston at the Toyota Center.

Duke University’s Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, who since being named in 2005 head mentor of the USA National Team program has compiled a spectacular 75-1 record for a sterling .987 winning percentage, returns to the USA National Team bench. Krzyzewski will be assisted by Syracuse University Hall of Fame mentor Jim Boeheim, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau and Oklahoma City Thunder associate head coach Monty Williams. 

About USA Basketball

            Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men’s and women’s basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the U.S. by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA-sponsored international competitions, as well as for some national competitions, and for the development of youth basketball initiatives that address player development, coach education and safety.

            USA Basketball men’s and women’s teams between 2012-15 compiled a spectacular 151-6 win-loss record in FIBA and FIBA Americas competitions, the World University Games and the Nike Hoop Summit, and posted a 92-15 win-loss record in official FIBA and FIBA Americas 3x3 competitions.

            USA teams are the current men’s and women’s champions in the Olympics; men’s FIBA World Cup and women’s FIBA World Championship; men’s and women’s FIBA U19 and U17 World Championships; men’s and women’s FIBA Americas U18 Championships; men’s FIBA Americas U16 Championship; the FIBA 3x3 Women’s World Championship; and the women’s Youth Olympic Games. USA Basketball currently ranks No. 1 in all five of FIBA’s world-ranking categories, including combined, men’s, women’s, boys and girls.

            For further information about USA Basketball, go to the official website of USA Basketball at www.usab.com and connect with us on facebook.com/usabasketball, twitter.com/usabasketball, plus.google.com/+usabasketball, instagram.com/usabasketball and youtube.com/usab.


2016 USA Basketball Showcase Presented By Verizon Schedule           

July 22 / 6 p.m. PDT                     USA vs. Argentina                           T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

July 24 / 5 p.m. PDT                     USA vs. China                                 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

July 26 / 7 p.m. PDT                     USA vs. China                                 Oracle Arena, Oakland, California

July 29 / 8 p.m. CDT                     USA vs. Venezuela                          United Center, Chicago, Illinois

August 1 / 7 p.m. CDT                  USA vs. Nigeria                               Toyota Center, Houston, Texas




Schedule subject to change.