For the upcoming 2019 Pan American Games, Big East conference will be represented the United Statesside in USA Basketball events.
This is the first occasion when single division i conference will be representing the US Country in the Men’s Basketball events at American games.
“We are very honored to have been chosen by the NCAA and USA Basketball to represent the United States in this prestigious competition,” Big East commissioner Val Ackerman said. “This will be a unique educational, cultural and competitive experience for our participating players and coaches, and we look forward to working with Coach [Ed] Cooley to assemble the best possible group to carry the basketball flag in Peru.”
“I am very honored to be asked to coach this unique squad of Big East players,” Cooley said. “Any time you have the opportunity to represent your country, it is special. I have the highest level of respect for USA Basketball and the Big East as they are two organizations that have been so instrumental in my career development.”
Team Roster for the Men’s Basketball Events of US Basketball side are yet not revealed.
Upcoming Pan American games will be take place in 27 July -10 August in Lima, Peru.
If we look at the stats then USA not win any gold medal in Pan american games since 1983 in this sports events. Team USA earned silver medals in 1999, 1995 and 1987; bronze medals in 2015, 2011 and 1991; and failed to medal in 2007.