USA vs. Australia exhibition canceled; health protocols cited


USA Basketball introduced late Thursday that its males’s Olympic exhibition sport vs. Australia scheduled for Friday had been canceled due to “well being and security protocols.”

The sport was scrapped “(o)ut of an abundance of warning,” USA Basketball stated in a press release. 

Earlier Thursday, Group USA positioned guard Bradley Beal in its well being and security protocols. It’s not clear whether or not Beal examined optimistic for COVID-19. Beal is below quarantine, nonetheless, which implies he is not going to play within the Tokyo Olympics.

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USA participant Jerami Grant can also be within the group’s well being and security protocols.

Beal, who starred for the Wizards final season, began every of Group USA’s first three exhibitions in its pre-Olympics tour. He averaged 10.3 factors, 4.3 rebounds and a pair of.3 assists.

The Individuals’ exhibition Sunday in opposition to Spain stays on. That sport can be Group USA’s last one earlier than it leaves for Tokyo. The U.S. ladies’s group remains to be on to play Australia on Friday afternoon. Its last exhibition can be Sunday vs. Nigeria.


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