The 2012 Men's Olympic Basketball Team will play exhibitions in Washington DC, Las Vegas, Manchester, and Barcelona.

2012 USA Men’s Basketball Exhibition Tickets

Thursday 6:00 PM Las Vegas, NV
Monday 5:30 PM Washington, DC tickets from $76

The NBA season has concluded, but fear not, because there is still plenty of basketball to be played this summer with the upcoming Olympic Games in London. The star-studded US National Team will begin their pursuit of back-to-back gold medals with a number of training sessions in Las Vegas and Washington, DC. Following these sessions will be exhibitions in those locations as well as overseas. To find out more general information about the Olympic team, visit the program’s official site.

UPDATE: Final Roster and Olympic Schedule

USA Basketball Tickets 2012 Las Vegas Washington DC

After two days of intense training at the Mendenhall Center at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, head coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo have selected their final 12 players that will be traveling to London to represent the United States in the Olympic games. The roster looks like this:
G – Kobe Bryant – Los Angeles Lakers
G – Kevin Durant – Oklahoma City Thunder
G – James Harden – Oklahoma City Thunder
G – Chris Paul – Los Angeles Clippers
G – Russell Westbrook – Oklahoma City Thunder
G – Deron Williams – New Jersey Nets
G/F – Andre Iguodala – Philadelphia 76ers
F – Carmelo Anthony – New York Knicks
F – Blake Griffin – Los Angeles Clippers
F – LeBron James – Miami Heat
F – Kevin Love – Minnesota Timberwolves
C – Tyson Chandler – New York Knicks

Left off the team from the 15 Finalists who came to Las Vegas were Anthony Davis, Rudy Gay, and Eric Gordon. Davis had not participated much in Team USA workouts due to a sprained ankle he suffered in New Orleans. During the team selection show on Saturday night Coach K said that it was difficult to select Davis considering that he hadn’t proven himself in Las Vegas. Chris Bosh (strained abs), Dwyane Wade (upcoming knee surgery), and Lamar Odom (working with new team (Clippers) in LA) had all already pulled out from the preliminary roster before this weekend.

The final 12 on the Olympic roster include 5 veterans from the Gold medal-winning 2008 Beijing Olympic team (Anthony, Bryant, James, Paul, Williams) and 5 veterans from the Gold medal-winning 2010 World Championship team (Chandler, Durant, Iguodala, Love, Westbrook). The only two newcomers are Griffin and Harden.

    Remaining USA Basketball Training Schedule:

Event Venue City State/Country Dates
Team Training Mendenhall Center @ UNLV Las Vegas NV 7/8-7/11
Team Training DC Armory and George Washington University Washington DC 7/13-7/15
Team Training Manchester Arena Manchester Great Britain 7/17-7/18
Team Training Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona Spain 7/20-7/21, 23, 25
Team Training East London Universisty London Great Britain 7/27-7/28, 30, 8/1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

    USA Basketball Exhibition Schedule:

Opponent Venue City State/Country Date Time TICKETS
Dominican Republic Thomas & Mack Center Las Vegas NV 7/12 6:00 PM SeatGeek
Brazil Verizon Center Washington DC 7/16 8:00 PM SeatGeek
Great Britain Manchester Arena Manchester Great Britain 7/19 7:10 PM Ticketmaster
Argentina Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona Spain 7/22 9:30 PM
Spain Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona Spain 7/24 10:30 PM

    USA Basketball Olympic Schedule:

Opponent Venue City Date Time
France Basketball Arena London 7/29 2:30 PM
Tunisia Basketball Arena London 7/31 10:15 PM
Nigeria Basketball Arena London 8/2 10:15 PM
Lithuania Basketball Arena London 8/4 2:30 PM
Argentina Basketball Arena London 8/6 10:15 PM
Quarterfinals North Greenwich Arena London 8/8 TBD
Semifinals North Greenwich Arena London 8/10 TBD
Gold Medal Game North Greenwich Arena London 10/12 3:00 PM

USA Olympic Roster

The National Team will be once again be headed by legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. Krzyzewski will be assisted by Jim Boeheim (Syracuse), Mike D’Antoni, and Nate McMillan. Leading the functional All-Star team will be the Big Three from both Finals Teams (James, Wade, Bosh & Durant, Westbrook, Harden) as well as Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul. The current preliminary roster stands at 18 players, and will be whittled down to a final 12 after two days of training sessions. Missing from this year’s roster are national team regulars Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Derrick Rose, and Chauncey Billups.

Name Pos./Ht./Wt. DOB Current Team College OR High School
Tyson Chandler F/7’1″/240 10/2/82 New York Knicks Dominguez HS (CA)
Anthony Davis F/6’10″/220 3/11/93 N/A Kentucky
Blake Griffin F/6’10″/251 3/16/89 Los Angeles Clippers Oklahoma
Carmelo Anthony F/6’8″/230 5/29/84 New York Knicks Syracuse
Chris Bosh F/6’10″/230 3/24/84 Miami Heat Georgia Tech
Kevin Love F/6’10″/260 9/7/88 Minnesota Timberwolves UCLA
Lamar Odom F/6’10″/230 11/6/79 Dallas Mavericks Rhode Island
LeBron James F/6’8″/250 12/30/84 Miami Heat St. Vincent-St. Mary HS (OH)
Rudy Gay F/6’8″/230 8/17/86 Memphis Grizzlies Connecticut
Chris Paul G/6’0″/183 5/6/85 Los Angeles Clippers Wake Forest
Deron Williams G/6’3″/209 7/26/84 New Jersey Nets Illinois
Dwyane Wade G/6’4″/220 1/17/82 Miami Heat Marquette
Eric Gordon G/6’4″/222 12/25/88 New Orleans Hornets Indiana
James Harden G/6’4″/220 8/26/89 Oklahoma City Thunder Arizona State
Kevin Durant G/6’9″/235 9/29/88 Oklahoma City Thunder Texas
Kobe Bryant G/6’6″/205 8/23/78 Los Angeles Lakers Lower Merion HS (PA)
Russell Westbrook G/6’3″/187 11/12/88 Oklahoma City Thunder UCLA
Andre Iguodala G-F/6’6″/207 1/28/84 Philadelphia 76ers Arizona

Men’s National Team Training Schedule

The National Team will come together soon after the NBA Finals on July 5th in Las Vegas. They will begin their quest with 6 straight days of training sessions in the Thomas and Mack Center (home of UNLV), before competing in their first exhibition on July 12th. Competing with the National Team in training will be a “Select Team”, composed of some of the NBA’s brightest future stars and young guns, including Kyrie Irving, Jeremy Lin, and John Wall. Following their training, the national team will complete three more days of training in Washington DC before their July 16th exhibition there. Next, the team will travel overseas to Manchester, England and Barcelona, Spain for more training and exhibitions. Finally, the national team will kick off their 2012 Olympic campaign in London on July 29th against France.

2012 USA Basketball Men’s Select Team Roster

Name Pos./Ht./Wt. DOB Current Team College
DeJuan Blair C/6’7″/270 4/22/89 San Antonio Spurs Pittsburgh
DeMarcus Cousins C/6’11″/270 8/13/90 Sacramento Kings Kentucky
DeMar DeRozan G/6’7″/216 8/7/89 Toronto Raptors USC
Derrick Favors F-C/6’10″/248 7/15/91 Utah Jazz Georgia Tech
Paul George G/6’8″/215 5/2/90 Indiana Pacers Fresno State
Taj Gibson F/6’9″/225 6/24/85 Chicago Bulls USC
Gordon Hayward F/6’8″/210 3/23/90 Utah Jazz Butler
Kyrie Irving G/6’3″/191 3/23/92 Cleveland Cavaliers Duke
Kawhi Leonard F-G/6’7″/225 6/29/91 San Antonio Spurs San Diego State
Jeremy Lin G/6’3″/200 8/23/88 New York Knicks Harvard
Greg Stiemsma C/6’11″/260 9/26/85 Boston Celtics Wisconsin
Lance Thomas F/6’8″/225 4/24/88 New Orleans Hornets Duke
Klay Thompson G/6’7″/205 2/8/90 Golden State Warriors Washington State
John Wall G/6’4″/195 9/6/90 Washington Wizards Kentucky

USA Men’s Basketball Tickets- Las Vegas

The National Team plays its first exhibition game against Al Horford, Francisco Garcia, head coach John Calipari and the Dominican Republic in the Thomas & Mack Center on July 12th at 6 PM. Tickets for that game are available on SeatGeek here.

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Las Vegas NV Thomas and Mack Center 7/12/2012 $67.00

USA Men’s Basketball Tickets- Washington DC

The national team will play its second exhibition on July 16th at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC at 8 PM. Here they will take on Brail and Anderson Varejao, Nene, Leandro Barbosa, and Tiago Splitter. Get your tickets for this game on SeatGeek here. Tickets for this game are starting from $77 and average $195. When comparing this to an average ticket price of $615.85 for this year’s NBA All-Star Game to see many of the same players, this appears to be a GREAT deal!

2012 USA Men’s Basketball National Team

Remaining Exhibitions and Olympics

After facing Brazil, the US will travel to Manchester, England to play Great Britain on July 19th in the Manchester Arena. Tickets for that game are available here. The national team will wrap up its exhibition tour with games in Barcelona, Spain at the Palau Sant Jordi against Argentina on July 22nd and Spain on July 24th. Tickets for the Argentina game are available here and the Spain game here.

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