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Ed Odeven

Ed Odeven covers primarily basketball for The Japan Times. He reported on a wide range of sports 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 appeared in Venezuela Online News, The Gleaner (Jamaica), the Monitor (Uganda), The Moscow Times, Swimming World Magazine and numerous other publications.

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

Hannaryz grind out win over 89ers

/ Jan 27, 2017

Hannaryz grind out win over 89ers

Kevin Kotzur’s double-double and 13-point efforts from Marcus Dove and Shingo Utsumi sparked the visiting Kyoto Hannaryz to a 63-58 victory over the Sendai 89ers on Friday night. Kotzur contributed team-high totals of 17 points and 12 rebounds for Kyoto (15-18), and blocked two ...

Basics serve Levanga well in win over Lakestars

/ Jan 22, 2017

Basics serve Levanga well in win over Lakestars

In an era of long-range shooting, scoring consistently from inside the arc can be an overlooked art. On Sunday, the Levanga Hokkaido, however, provided a reminder that simplifying and executing — taking and making — 2-point shots is indeed important. Hokkaido shot 59.6 percent ...

Balanced scoring guides Alvark past B-Corsairs

/ Jan 21, 2017

Balanced scoring guides Alvark past B-Corsairs

There are games when almost everything goes right for an offense. Saturday was one of those games for the Alvark Tokyo. Six Alvark players reached double figures in scoring and the East Division leaders pounced on the visiting Yokohama B-Corsairs, winning 98-66. Former NBA ...

SeaHorses edge Evessa in OT

/ Jan 19, 2017

SeaHorses edge Evessa in OT

The SeaHorses Mikawa clung to a one-point in the closing seconds of overtime against the visiting Osaka Evessa on Thursday night. Mikawa escaped with an 84-83 triumph after Osaka’s Shota Konno and Takuya Hashimoto both missed jump shots in the final 9 seconds of ...

Brave Thunders edge Sunrockers to spoil Sacre's debut

/ Jan 18, 2017

Brave Thunders edge Sunrockers to spoil Sacre's debut

The title-chasing Kawasaki Brave Thunders kept poised and made pivotal plays when they needed to in a Kanto showdown with the Sunrockers Shibuya on Wednesday night. The Brave Thunders finished on top, winning 69-66 and denying former Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre a ...