Previously known as the Tournament of Americas and FIBA Americas Championship, from 1980-2015 the FIBA zone event served as a qualifying tournament for the upcoming Olympics or FIBA World Cup. FIBA changed its World Cup qualifying procedures and renamed the tournament in 2017 to the FIBA AmeriCup, which still serves as a championship event for the Americas zone. Thus, with the new competition format, a new history section will be launched following the first window of FIBA Americas World Cup Qualification competition.
USA drawn into FIBA World Cup Group E, will face Czech Republic, Japan and Turkey in first round action.
USA Basketball announced that the 2019 USA Men's National Team will play domestic exhibition games at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 9 and the Honda Center in Anaheim on Aug. 16. Tickets for both games go on sale Friday, March 15.
The USA topped five-straight opponents by an average of 19.6 points per game at the FIBA AmeriCup 2017.