American basketball to host pre-Olympic camp in Las Vegas

In this file photo taken on August 5, 2019, a USA Basketball logo is displayed during a practice session at the 2019 United States Men’s National Basketball Team World Cup minicamp at Mendenhall UNLV Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

The US men’s and women’s basketball teams will host training camps and play a series of friendlies in Las Vegas next month as part of their final preparations for the Tokyo Olympics, USA said on Thursday. Basketball.

The men’s team, which will aim for a fourth consecutive gold medal in Tokyo, will open their training camp on July 6 and play a five-game exhibition streak before traveling to Japan.

Gregg Popovich’s side will face Nigeria on July 10, followed by Australia two days later before meeting Argentina on July 13.

Another game against Australia will take place on July 16 before the series ends against Spain on July 18.

The Americans, who are looking for a seventh consecutive Olympic title this year, face Australia on July 16 before facing Nigeria on July 18.

International teams also based in Las Vegas will face off, with Argentina’s men taking on Australia on July 10 before facing Nigeria on July 12. Australia will face Nigeria on July 13.

USA Basketball said comprehensive health and safety protocols will be in place, including regular Covid-19 testing of players, coaches, officials and support staff.

The US men’s and women’s teams will be named at a later date.


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