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Ed Odeven

Ed Odeven covers primarily basketball for The Japan Times. He reported from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Summer Games for this newspaper. A native of the Bronx, N.Y., Odeven is a graduate of Arizona State University. He previously worked for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff, Ariz., reporting on high school, collegiate, professional and Olympic sports (Flagstaff is a major international Olympic training site due to its high elevation) and writing a weekly column. His articles have also appeared in Venezuela Online News, the Jamaica Gleaner, the Monitor (Uganda), The Moscow Times and Swimming World Magazine.

For Ed Odeven's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Holm excited about return to Sendai

| Aug 27, 2015

Holm excited about return to Sendai

Chris Holm, an integral part of the Sendai 89ers’ success during the final years of the Honoo Hamaguchi era, is returning to the Tohoku-based club. The veteran center finalized a deal with the 89ers for the 2015-16 season, the team recently announced. One of ...

Aug 21, 2015

Broncos signee Uhle, 22, dies in Atlanta

A prospective Saitama Broncos player for the upcoming season has died before his professional career began. Center Chris Uhle, who attended NCAA Division II Rollins College, passed away at age 22 on Wednesday of an apparent heart attack, according to published reports in Florida. ...

Iwate signs versatile power forward Harris

| Aug 20, 2015

Iwate signs versatile power forward Harris

Forward Alandise Harris brings big athletic potential as he embarks on a pro career. Recently signed by the Iwate Big Bulls, the 198-cm power forward is coming off his senior season at the University of Arkansas that included the team’s Defensive Player of the ...

Defending champ Hamamatsu signs Warren

| Aug 13, 2015

Defending champ Hamamatsu signs Warren

Reggie Warren, one of the premier players in bj-league history, will suit up for the defending champion Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix in the circuit’s final campaign. The Phoenix, who entered last season’s playoffs as the Western Conference’s No. 3 seed, made the announcement over the ...

Aug 8, 2015

Wat's acquire Murry, Alexander

The Aomori Wat’s have finalized contractual agreements with veteran guard Nile Murry and post player Quintin “Kwame” Alexander, the bj-league club announced on Friday. Murry, one of the most familiar and popular players in the league, was named the playoff MVP in May after ...

Bell, Randall, Ashby on move to new teams

| Aug 6, 2015

Bell, Randall, Ashby on move to new teams

Three veteran players with strong overall performances in Japan in past seasons and a proven ability to lead teams to success have been recently acquired by bj-league teams. Forward Mike Bell, a former standout for the Oita HeatDevils (2009-10), Sendai 89ers (2010-11) and Osaka ...