The U.S. Men’s National Team is finishing up preparations ahead of the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup in Las Vegas.
Team USA, has been hosting training camp in Las Vegas for the last couple of weeks and will hold a showcase game against Puerto Rico’s National Team at T-Mobile Arena to mark the end of their preparations in U.S. soil.
The team is scheduled to play two international rounds of showcase games before the start of the World Cup.
Their first game will be against Slovenia on August 12 and Spain on August 13. Both games are set to be hosted by the Spanish Basketball Federation in Mlaga, Spain.
The U.S. will then play two more preparation games in Abu Dhabi against Greece and Germany on August 18 and August 20 respectively.
What time is the USA vs Puerto Rico showcase?
Team USA is set to take the court against Puerto Rico at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Monday, August 7.
Where to watch the USA vs Puerto Rico showcase?
Fans of Team USA can watch their first showcase game ahead of the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup through two different outlets:
Streaming: Courtside 1891
Courtside 1981 is FIBA’s official streaming partner. There fans can subscribe for a free package that includes extended highlights and content from your favorite team. Their paid subscription is called “Courtside 1891 Max” and offers live game streams and full game replays. Due to the international settings, some geo-restrictions may apply to some regions.
The 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup will take place from August 25 to September 10 in Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
The U.S. is part of Group C and will face Greece, Jordan, and New Zealand in the first part of the tournament.
For the tournament, U.S.A. Basketball announced a young lineup of players without international experience.
The full roster includes the following players:
* Paolo Banchero, F, Orlando Magic
* Mikal Bridges, F, Brooklyn Nets
* Jalen Brunson, G, New York Knicks
* Anthony Edwards, G, Minnesota Timberwolves
* Tyrese Haliburton, G, Indiana Pacers
* Josh Hart, G, New York Knicks
* Brandon Ingram, F, New Orleans Pelicans
* Jaren Jackson Jr., F, Memphis Grizzlies
* Cam Johnson, F, Brooklyn Nets
* Walker Kessler, C, Utah Jazz
* Bobby Portis, F, Milwaukee Bucks
* Austin Reaves, G, Los Angeles Lakers