USA Basketball cancels Senegal trip because of Ebola virus

USA Basketball cancels Senegal trip because of Ebola virus
USA Basketball cancels Senegal trip because of Ebola virus

USA Basketball has canceled a pre-FIBA World Cup trip to Senegal on Aug. 27 because of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, a spokesman for the organization told Yahoo Sports on Friday.

USA Basketball planned to take its first trip to Dakar for an all-day event that included clinics, tours and a reception just days before the World Cup begins in Spain. The decision, made over the past 48 hours, was viewed as tough and disappointing, a source said.

USA begins World Cup play against Finland on Aug. 30.

ESPN.com first broke the story.

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