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Tominaga takes part in training camp in Japan ahead of friendlies with Australia

U.S. college all-star Keisei Tominaga and FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup standout Yuki Kawamura were among 24 players named Monday for the Japan men's national team's training camp ahead of two Olympic warm-up games against Australia later this month.

The Japanese team coached by Tom Hovasse will host the Olympic bronze medalist from Tokyo, Australia, at the Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center in Sapporo on June 22 and 23.

Japan has qualified for the 2023 Olympic World Championship in men's basketball for the first time in 48 years, which it hosted together with the Philippines and Indonesia.

US college all-star Keisei Tominaga (left) (Getty/Kyodo) and FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup standout Yuki Kawamura (Kyodo)

Kawamura, guard of the Yokohama B-Corsairs, comes to the training camp together with several other World Cup players from the domestic B-League. These include the experienced guards Makoto Hiejima and Yuki Togashi, center Josh Hawkinson and swingman Yudai Baba.

Tominaga, 23, is aiming for the NBA after helping the Nebraska Cornhuskers reach the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament earlier this year in his final college basketball season.

University of Hawaii forward Akira Jacobs and 19-year-old NBA Global Academy athlete Yuto Kawashima have also received training camp invitations. The Japan Basketball Association will announce its candidates for the Paris Summer Olympics at a later date.


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