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The U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs will host the FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

Friday June 20, 2014Donovan Set to Lead USA Basketball at FIBA Americas U18 Championship

Colorado Springs, Colo.

The U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs will host the FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

For the third straight summer, menís basketball head coach Billy Donovan will spend a few days swapping out Orange and Blue for Red, White and Blue.

 

Donovan leads USA Basketball into the FIBA Americas U18 Championship on Friday, as the USA hosts the event at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 20-24.

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This will be Donovanís second time coaching this particular event, previously winning gold in his USA Basketball head coaching debut at the 2012 event in Brazil. He followed that up with another gold in the FIBA U19 World Championship last summer in the Czech Republic.

 

This summerís five-day event consists of eight countries split into two groups for three games of round-robin group play on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The top two teams from each group will advance to the semifinals on Monday, with the medal games wrapping up the event on Tuesday. Those four teams also earn a berth in the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship.

 

For any Gator fans in the Colorado Springs area who wish to see Donovan in action, the event is free and open to the public. More information can be found on USA Basketballís official website.

 

USA Basketball U18 Schedule

Day

Date

Opponent

Time/Result

Friday

June 20

Uruguay

7:30 ET/5:30 MT

Saturday

June 21

Mexico

7:30 ET/5:30 MT

Sunday

June 22

Argentina

7:30 ET/5:30 MT

Monday

June 23

Medal/Consolation Semifinals

TBD

Tuesday

June 24

Medal/Placement Games

TBD

 

Group A

Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

 

Group B

Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, USA

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