USA Basketball introduced late Thursday that its males’s Olympic exhibition recreation 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 mentioned 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 constructive for COVID-19. Beal is underneath quarantine, nonetheless, which implies he is not going to play within the Tokyo Olympics.
USA participant Jerami Grant can be within the workforce’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 recreation might be Group USA’s closing one earlier than it leaves for Tokyo. The U.S. girls’s workforce continues to be on to play Australia on Friday afternoon. Its closing exhibition might be Sunday vs. Nigeria.