Team USA vs Virgin Islands, 2019 Pan Am Games
What: Group Play, Round 2
When: 10:00 PM ET, Thursday, August 1st
Where: Eduardo Dibos Coliseum, Lima, Peru
Today’s game will likely offer a bit more of a challenge. Venezuela is coming off of a 9 point loss that was played at a significantly slower pace and with a lot more defense. It should make for an interesting clash of styles in tonight’s game against the USA’s “run and gun” approach.
This is a very important game for Team USA. If Puerto Rico wins in the morning rounds, the US will have a chance to clinch a spot in the Semi-Finals with a victory. But even if they can’t clinch tonight, a win will put them in a great spot to come out of Group A with the top seed. When you’re playing five games in five days, you want every advantage you can get.
Team USA has not won gold in this event at the Pan Am Games since 1983 when Michael Jordan was on the team. Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels will look to end that drought, despite being the youngest team in the event. We’ll have a full write-up following the game, so be sure to check back for a recap of how our boys did!