The 2019 Toyota USA Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Showdown will feature the USA Men’s Senior National Team playing six domestic exhibition games against Spain and Japan. The featured games, free and open to the public, will take place on Saturday, June 22 at Prosper High School in Prosper, Texas (a north suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex). The following are details of the two featured games:
- Team USA vs. Japan 10 a.m. CT
- Spain vs. Team USA 1 p.m. CT
Tickets for the Toyota USA Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Showdown featured games are free. These featured games will include a Fan Fest area, an interactive game experience, Meet and Greet opportunity with athletes and much more fun!
Team USA’s first featured game of the 2019 Toyota USA Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Showdown is against Japan at 10 a.m. (local time), which finished 9th place at the 2018 IWBF World Championships. The U.S. has a perfect 9-0 record against Japan in IWBF and Paralympic competitions. A recent meeting of these two teams was the 2010 IWBF World Championships, where the U.S. won 89-46.
The U.S. will play their second featured game against European rival Spain at 1 p.m. Central time. This game is a rematch of the gold-medal game at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in which the Americans beat Spain 68-52.
The remainder of the games for the 2019 Toyota USA Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Showdown will be hosted on campus at University of Texas-Arlington. Please click here for a complete schedule of games for this event.
The 2019 Toyota USA Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Showdown will serve as a tune-up for Team USA for the 2019 ParaPan American Games scheduled from August 23 to September 1, 2019, in Lima, Peru. Lima 2019 ParaPan American Games are the qualifying event for Team USA for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The NWBA invites you to attend this unique opportunity to watch some of the best players in our sport compete on U.S. soil and in a ‘showcased’ fashion courtesy of the support from Toyota. Please feel free to spread the word regarding the featured games using the flyer below as we hope to ‘pack the gym’ to cheer on Team USA.
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