COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 7, 2016) – Tickets for the July 22 USA Basketball Showcase presented by Verizon that will feature the USA National Team facing South American rival Argentina at
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, go on sale at 10 a.m. (PDT) on Saturday, June 11, USA Basketball today announced.
Tickets for four other USA Basketball Showcase exhibition games are on sale now. VIP ticket packages are available in select markets. For ticket information visit usab.com/showcase.
“USA Basketball is excited to return to Las Vegas for the start of its training, and certainly the 2016 USA Basketball Showcase presented by Verizon will be the highlight of our training there,” said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman. “The USA-Argentina game on July 22 will be the first of our five domestic games, and facing Argentina will be a great challenge as they are one of the world’s top national teams. It should be a tremendous event.”
The USA National Team will open its 2016 training camp on July 18 in Las Vegas and will train daily through July 21 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center. The team roster for the USA’s Las Vegas training camp will feature 12 national team players to be announced after completion of the NBA Finals. The 2016 USA Basketball Showcase presented by Verizon features the USA Basketball Men’s National Team playing five domestic exhibition games and conducting training in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, Chicago and Houston.
In addition to the Las Vegas training and game, the USA Basketball Showcase presented by Verizon includes the U.S. playing 2015 FIBA Asia zone champ China at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 24 and at Oracle Arena in Oakland on July 26. Continuing its exhibition tour in Chicago, the USA will play on July 29 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 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, chaired by Colangelo, 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.
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2016 USA Basketball Showcase presented by Verizon
July 22 - USA vs. Argentina
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
July 24 - USA vs. China
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
July 26 - USA vs. China
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
July 29 - USA vs. Venezuela
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
August 1 - USA vs. Nigeria
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas