USA draws Turkey, Dominican Republic in FIBA World Cup opening round
Team USA will get a rematch of the 2010 FIBA World Cup gold medal game in the opening round when it takes on Turkey at this summer’s event in Spain.
The rest of the teams paired with the United States in group C include Finland, Dominican Republic, Ukraine and New Zealand. Group C will play its games in Bilbao before moving on to the knockout rounds in Madrid and Barcelona, according to Kevin Zimmerman of SBNation.com.
Host country Spain, which is viewed as Team USA’s top competitor for the gold, has drawn a more difficult path, taking on France and Brazil in the opening round in addition to Egypt, Iran and Serbia.
Kevin Durant and Kevin Love announced their intent to play for Team USA before the start of the current NBA season.