Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 31 July 2019


The USA team expects to take back their position after ranking 3rd at Toronto 2015. The competition will be held at the Eduardo Dibós Coliseum.


Photo: FIBA

The USA team jumping onto the field Hoping to claim their title in this Pan American sport, the men’s basketball 5x5 team will play its debut match on Wednesday, July 31, against the British Virgin Islands. The competition will start at 10:30 at the Eduardo Dibós Coliseum.

It should be recalled that, at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, the USA team only obtained the bronze, behind Brazil (gold) and Canada (silver).

The USA team is made up of players that compete in the NCAA men’s basketball team, and they expect to start their performance on the “right hand”.

Meanwhile, Puerto Rico will compete against Venezuela at 13:30. The Group A includes these four teams; whilst the Group B includes Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, and Dominican Republic.

The Argentina vs. Uruguay match will start at 18:00, while Mexico will compete against Dominican Republic from 21:00 to 23:30.

On Thursday, August 1, matches will continue with: the British Virgin Islands against Puerto Rico from 10:30 to 13:00 and the Dominican Republic against Argentina from 13:00 to 16:00. Also, Uruguay will face Mexico from 18:00 to 20:30, and Venezuela will go up against the United States from 21:00 to 23:30.