Tickets Go On Sale June 11 For 2015 USA Basketball Showcase In Las Vegas
Tickets for the Aug. 13 USA Basketball Showcase that will feature a Blue-White intrasquad exhibition game between available members of the USA Men’s National Team at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, go on sale at 10 a.m. (PDT) on Thursday, June 11, USA Basketball and Las Vegas Events today announced.
Tickets for the 2015 USA Basketball Showcase start at $15, and can be purchased by calling 702-739-FANS or online at http://www.unlvtickets.com/eventInfo/spe/598/usa-basketball/.
The USA National Team will conduct a mini-camp Aug. 11-13 in Las Vegas that concludes with a Blue-White exhibition game on Thursday, Aug. 13 (7:30 p.m. PDT) at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center.
The USA’s Las Vegas training camp will feature to be announced players of the 2014-16 USA Basketball National Team roster that currently features 34 players.
“We’re pleased to be returning to Las Vegas for the Aug. 11-13 USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp. This training camp will bring together the USA coaching staff and USA National Team players for two days of practice and the USA Basketball Showcase on Aug. 13,” said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman. “The Showcase will again feature a Blue-White intrasquad game which is a great way to conclude this summer’s mini-camp. Like previous Showcases, this will be a high energy and entertaining game.”
Duke University’s Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, who since being named in 2005 head mentor of the USA National Team program has compiled a spectacular 75-1 record for an amazing .987 winning percentage, returns to USA National Team bench. Coach K is the only men's coach to have won gold at the Olympics (2008 and 2012) and the FIBA World Cup (2010 and 2014), while also possessing an NCAA Championship (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010 and 2015). Krzyzewski will be assisted through the 2016 Olympic Games by Syracuse University Hall of Fame mentor Jim Boeheim, Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams.
“Las Vegas is proud to once again partner with USA Basketball for their training program,” said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events. “Since 2006, Las Vegas has served as the summer home to USA Basketball. We look forward to continuing that association and serving as the host to the training camp schedule and the Blue vs. White USA Basketball Showcase.”
2016 Olympic Games
The 2016 Olympic Games will be held Aug. 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A total of 12 nations will compete in the Olympic men’s basketball competition, including host Brazil and the USA, which earned its berth by virtue of claiming the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. The gold and silver medal winning nations from the FIBA’s Americas and FIBA Europe zone Olympic qualifying tournaments in 2015, as well as the gold medal nations from the FIBA’s African, Asian and Oceania zone Olympic qualifying tournaments in 2015 will also qualify for Rio, while the remaining berths will be awarded to the top three finishing teams at the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament (dates and site TBD).
The American men have compiled an all-time win-loss record in Olympic action of 130-5 for a spectacular .963 winning percentage. In 17 Olympics in which USA men’s teams have competed, the U.S. has captured 14 gold, one silver and two bronze medals.
Since the inception of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team program in 2005, USA National Teams have captured back-to-back Olympic and FIBA World Cup gold medals, while compiling a remarkable 75-1 overall record (.987 winning percentage), including a 52-1 win-loss record in official FIBA or FIBA Americas competitions.