2024 USA Basketball Showcase to Feature USA Men’s National Team Games at London’s O2 Arena
U.S. to Play Exhibition Games Prior to Paris 2024 Olympics
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Dec. 12, 2023) – USA Basketball announced that the USA Basketball Men’s National Team will play a pair of games in London as part of the 2024 USA Basketball Showcase and in preparation for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. The USA Basketball Showcase features a series of games that help the USA Basketball national teams prepare for major competitions, including the FIBA World Cup and Olympic Summer Games.
Hosted in partnership between USA Basketball and TEG, the U.S. will face South Sudan on July 20 and reigning FIBA World Cup champion Germany on July 22 at London’s O2 Arena. The trip will mark the U.S. men’s first visit to London since winning the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.
Tickets for both contests, which will tip off at 8 p.m. local/3 p.m. ET, will go on sale at 1 p.m. GMT/8 a.m. ET on Friday, Dec. 15 at www.usab.com/tickets.
The USA Basketball Showcase will be televised live in the United States by FOX Sports, with both games airing on FOX.
“USA Basketball is looking forward to the excitement of an Olympic year and the opportunity to take the USA Basketball Showcase to Las Vegas and London,” said Jim Tooley, CEO, USA Basketball. “Facing South Sudan and Germany will provide optimal training opportunities as we prepare to defend our gold medal in Paris and we are thrilled to host them next summer.”
To start Olympic preparation, the USA men will hold training camp in Las Vegas, its longtime training hub. More information, including training camp details, additional stops on the USA Basketball Showcase and team rosters, will be announced at a later date.
The USA officially qualified for the 2024 Olympics as one of the top two nations from the FIBA Americas zone at the 2023 FIBA World Cup in September. The American men will compete for their fifth straight – and 17th overall – Olympic gold medal.
In total, USA Basketball will be represented by four teams at the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, including 5-on-5 men and women and 3×3 men and women. The USA are reigning Olympic champions in 5-on-5 men and women and 3×3 women. The 3×3 men are set to make their Olympic debut next summer. More information about all four USA Basketball teams will be announced at a later date.
ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP QUOTES:
Geoff Jones, CEO, TEG Group: “TEG is delighted to be partnering with USA Basketball to promote the USA Men’s National Team games in London. Anytime USA plays it is a night to remember. These games at the O2 Arena will be no different. I urge all basketball fans to get in early.”
Gordon Herbert, head coach, German National Team: “This a great opportunity to play the USA right before the Olympics. A final tune up to compete against probably the favorite for the Olympic Games. It’s a very good measuring stick for us. The game is played in a great venue. It’s always a big challenge for us to play the United States.”
Luol Deng, president, South Sudan Basketball Federation: “As a young and developing program, South Sudan Basketball recognizes and appreciates the significance of each stage of our progress. We accept this invitation as a welcome opportunity to compete at an elite level. The USA Basketball Showcase will be a valued addition to our preparation for
Paris, and I look forward to the experience being in London, where my journey as an Olympian began 12 years ago.”
|2024 USA Basketball Showcase
USA Basketball Men’s National Team
|July 20, 2024
|July 22, 2024
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