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 stated in a press release.
Earlier Thursday, Crew 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 underneath quarantine, nevertheless, which implies he is not going to play within the Tokyo Olympics.
USA participant Jerami Grant can also be within the crew’s well being and security protocols.
Beal, who starred for the Wizards final season, began every of Crew 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 People’ exhibition Sunday in opposition to Spain stays on. That recreation will probably be Crew USA’s remaining one earlier than it leaves for Tokyo. The U.S. girls’s crew continues to be on to play Australia on Friday afternoon. Its remaining exhibition will probably be Sunday vs. Nigeria.