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USA Basketball announces training and exhibition schedule in advance of 2014 FIBA World Cup

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 25: Kyrie Irving #23 of the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team drives against Damian Lillard #22 of the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 25, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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USA Basketball announced its training schedule in advance of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and it will include exhibition games versus Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Slovenia, along with training camps in Las Vegas, Chicago, and New York.

From the official release:

“Our training sessions and our exhibition games are vital in our preparations for defending our gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup,” said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman and national team managing director. “We have again scheduled a challenging lineup of exhibition opponents for our USA Men’s National Team. We’re excited to give USA fans and basketball fans in general the opportunity to see their USA National Team play in Las Vegas, Chicago, New York and Gran Canaria.”

“The 2014 USA National Team tour will offer our players and coaches the opportunity to get familiar with each other and to gain critical international game experience against a variety of differing styles,” said USA and Duke University head coach Mike Krzyzewski. “Playing games at the Thomas & Mack Center, the United Center, Madison Square Garden and in Gran Canaria will be memorable for fans and valuable preparation for our team prior to competing in the FIBA World Cup.”

“The 2014 FIBA (International Basketball Federation) World Cup, featuring a total of 24 national teams, is slated to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 14 in Spain. The 2014 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Team will play its preliminary round games in Bilbao, Spain, after being drawn into Group C along with teams from the Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Turkey and Ukraine.”

The USA team will consist of players selected from the group that was named to the squad back in January:

LaMarcus Aldridge; Carmelo Anthony; Bradley Beal; Tyson Chandler; DeMarcus Cousins; Stephen Curry; Anthony Davis; Andre Drummond; Kevin Durant; Kenneth Faried; Paul George; Blake Griffin; James Harden; Gordon Hayward; Dwight Howard; Andre Iguodala; Kyrie Irving; LeBron James; Kyle Korver; David Lee; Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard; Kevin Love; Chris Paul; Derrick Rose; Klay Thompson; Russell Westbrook; and Deron Williams.

The complete USA Basketball training and exhibition schedule is reprinted below.

July 28-August 1 Las Vegas Training / Exhibition Game - Las Vegas, Nevada

July 28-31 (12-3 p.m.) USA Team Training University of Nevada-Las Vegas

August 1 USA Basketball Showcase Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV,

Blue-White Exhibition Game Las Vegas, Nevada

August 14-16 USA Training / Exhibition Game – Chicago, Illinois

August 14-15 USA Team Training Chicago, Illinois

August 16 USA vs. Brazil United Center, Chicago, Illinois

August 18-22 USA Training / Exhibition Games – New York, New York

August 18-19, 21 USA Team Training New York, New York

August 20 USA vs. Dominican Republic Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

August 22 USA vs. Puerto Rico Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

August 24-26 USA Training / Exhibition Game – Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), Spain

August 24-25 USA Team Training Gran Canaria, Spain

August 26 USA vs. Slovenia Gran Canaria Arena, Gran Canaria, Spain

August 30-September 14 FIBA Basketball World Cup – Spain

Aug. 30 USA vs. Finland Bilbao, Spain

Aug. 31 USA vs. Turkey Bilbao, Spain

Sept. 2 USA vs. New Zealand Bilbao, Spain

Sept. 3 USA vs. Dominican Republic Bilbao, Spain

Sept. 4 USA vs. Ukraine Bilbao, Spain

Sept. 6 Round of 16 Barcelona, Spain

Sept. 9 Quarterfinals Barcelona, Spain

Sept. 11 Semifinals Barcelona, Spain

Sept. 13 Bronze Medal Game Madrid, Spain

Sept. 14 Gold Medal Game Madrid, Spain