The Las Vegas Fair matches are set to kick off this weekend and here’s what you need to know.
The Australian Boomers meet Argentina on Sunday afternoon (AEST) before facing the United States and Nigeria in the following days. Australian opals are also scheduled to face the United States at the end of next week.
All games will be streamed live from Michelob ULTRA Arena on ESPN, and can be accessed through Foxtel.
You can also follow updates via Twitter: @BasketballAus
At a press conference earlier this morning, Olympic duo Matthew Delavedova expressed the importance of the upcoming Expo matches in the run-up to Tokyo and a sense of urgency throughout the group to move the Boomers to their first Olympic medal.
“It’s something you never take for granted, which is getting green and gold. We have a great team together here, it’s been very exciting to be back in training with the boys, and making some really good progress so far so I am looking forward to starting the games tomorrow.” .
“We got together in Los Angeles for this week, which was really important to integrate the youngsters and the new faces, and get to know them both on and off the field. They brought great energy, enthusiasm and good fitness. We have had a great harmony together and we are going to learn a lot in these next few games about what we need To tighten and improve, head to Tokyo.
“From those first sessions in Los Angeles, to here now, everyone understands the goal, which is to win a gold medal.”
Boomers and Opals Table: All times AEST
Argentina vs Australian Boomers @ 1.30pm
USA vs. Australian Boomers @ 10 am
Australian Boomers v Nigeria @ 11.30 am
USA vs. Australian opal @ 4:30am
USA vs. Australian Boomers @ 8 am