The World Cup of basketball begins later this week in Spain. NBA Properties latest app USA Basketball allows you to closely follow the action of the United States team as it progresses through the three- week long tournament featuring the top twenty-four basketball nations in the world. The tournament begins with play in group round robin games. The top teams in each group advance to the 16-team knockout stage. The United States with a team made up of NBA players is the favorite but many top US players such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kevin Love are not playing so victory is not a sure thing. The app is a free universal app that requires iOS 6.0.
Team USA open play Saturday, August 30 against Finland and then plays Turkey in group games. USA Basketball provides exclusive behind the scenes news updates, photos, and video of the men's team as it prepares and advances in the World Cup. Plus once the games begin you will be able to get photos, video highlights and statistics from the games and for individual players. With the time difference between Spain and the United States, USA Basketball offers a good way to track just what is taking place.
You will find all the background information you will need on the players and coaching staff. The roster is listed and once you have it up you can touch individuals and get their history. USA Basketball offers all the background on the player's Team USA career including which teams he has played on, how they finished, individual statistics, and individual honors and more. You will also find a similar briefing on the player's NBA career and college playing days. That's not all. The app also has personal information on the player's family, his birth date, and his younger basketball accomplishments.
In addition to the USA Men's National Team, USA Basketball gives you information on the Women's National Team as it prepares for the Women's World Cup. That tournament takes place in Turkey September 27 through October 5. The same behind the scenes news, statistics, photos, and videos available for the men will also be in USA Basketball for the women's team.
The app also contains a segment on Youth Basketball. In that area you will find instructional videos intended to help younger players improve their game, plus videos of the Men's Under 18 and Men's Under 17 teams in action from earlier this month in their international championships.
Basketball fans will get just about everything they need to follow the upcoming International Basketball Federation's World Cup of Basketball in the USA Basketball mobile app. Download it today and follow all the action when the USA tips off against Finland on Saturday, August 30.