Team USA to play 5 exhibition games before departing for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio
The USA Basketball team hasn’t officially been selected yet, but their schedule is coming together as preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games is Reo de Janeiro. ESPN.com has announced several games that they team will play here in the USA:
Coach Mike Krzyzewski and the 12-man roster, which is expected to be revealed in late June, will convene in Las Vegas on July 17 to begin a training camp that spans nearly a week and culminates with a July 22 exhibition game at a site to be announced against 2004 Olympic champion Argentina.
Team USA will follow with games against 2015 FIBA Asia champion China at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 24 and at Oracle Arena in Oakland on July 26. The tour will also include games against 2015 FIBA Americas gold medalist Venezuela on July 29 at United Center in Chicago and 2015 FIBA Africa champion Nigeria at the Toyota Center in Houston on Aug. 1.
The games are intended to help build team chemistry and face some experience international teams. I’m sure it will also be fun for the players to play in some great arenas and feel the excitement and enthusiasm of American fans!
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