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.

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Rui Hachimura participates in video collaboration with WHO

Basketball / NBA Mar 23, 2020

Rui Hachimura participates in video collaboration with WHO

Washington Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura is one of three NBA players who appear on a short video released on social media early Monday morning. The video provides a positive message during these uncertain times as the global COVID-19 pandemic creates countless challenges for people everywhere ...

Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura making strides on defense

Basketball | HOOP SCOOP Mar 5, 2020

Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura making strides on defense

Rui Hachimura has demonstrated throughout his rookie season that he's a capable scorer, using his athleticism to get plenty of close-to-the-basket shots and perimeter scoring chances. The Washington Wizards power forward has also shown that he has the stamina and strength to be a solid ...