Gregg Popovich labelled Australia as one of the favorites to win the FIBA World Cup.

Team USA will play two exhibition games against Australia in their tune up for the World Cup. 

Australia have NBA experience in Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, and Aron Baynes.

"Huge, huge threat They are one of the teams that can win the whole thing, without a doubt. I'm not saying that because I'm here. It's just a fact....They have the toughness and physicality to go with it. I think they are one of the top contenders without a doubt," said Popovich. 

A record basketball crowd of 50,000 fans is expected at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.