Team USA exhibition series includes five games prior to FIBA World Cup 2023: Puerto Rico, Slovenia, Spain, Greece, and Germany.

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USA Basketball announced the U.S. Men's National Team will play Puerto Rico in Las Vegas, as the first of five games making up the USA Basketball Showcase prior to the 2023 FIBA Men's World Cup.

"Our preparations for the 2023 FIBA Men's World Cup begin in Las Vegas and we are excited to return to a city that regularly and graciously welcomes USA Basketball," said Jim Tooley, USA Basketball CEO.

"The game at T-Mobile Arena, a first-class venue, will give basketball fans the opportunity to support the U.S. Men's National Team before it heads abroad. We are thankful to the Puerto Rican National Team for spending a portion of their training window in Las Vegas and look forward to hosting them."

Today's news follows announcements of USA Basketball Showcase games in Spain and Abu Dhabi. Hosted by the Spanish Basketball Federation in Malaga, Spain, the U.S. will play Slovenia on Aug. 12 and Spain on Aug. 13.

USA Basketball and DCT Abu Dhabi will jointly host three games with the U.S. playing the national teams of Greece and Germany on Aug. 18 and 20, respectively, and Greece and Germany tipping off on Aug. 19.

Prior to the Puerto Rico game, the U.S. Men's National Team hold a training camp in Las Vegas as it prepares for the World Cup.

The U.S. officially qualified for the 2023 FIBA Men's World Cup in February. One of seven teams set to represent FIBA Americas in the 32-team field, the USA will play all its games at Manila's Mall of Asia Arena as the tournament is set for Aug. 25-Sept. 10, in Indonesia, Japan, and The Philippines.

The United States will face Greece, Jordan, and New Zealand in the first round of the Group Phase as part of Group C.


Date Opponent Location
Aug. 7, 2023 Puerto Rico Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 12, 2023 Slovenia Malaga, ESP
Aug. 13, 2023 Spain Malaga, ESP
Aug. 18, 2023 Greece Abu Dhabi, UAE
Aug. 20, 2023 Germany Abu Dhabi, UAE


Date Opponent Time
Aug. 26, 2023 New Zealand 8:40 a.m. ET
Aug. 28, 2023 Greece 8:40 a.m. ET
Aug. 30, 2023 Jordan 8:40 a.m. ET


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