Tuesday , Mar , 14 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

USA to play in challenge in Korea

Colorado Springs, CO (Sports Network) – USA Basketball and the
Korean Basketball Association (KBA) announced Monday that the 2006 USA
Basketball men’s senior national team will participate in the five-team
World Basketball Challenge that will be held August 11-15 in Seoul, Korea.

This marks the first time that a USA men’s senior national team has
visited the country.

The United States, Korea, Italy, Lithuania and Turkey are
the teams participating in the tournament, which is in preparation for the
upcoming 2006 FIBA World Championship.