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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Akita, Shimane are model local teams

Basketball / B. League | B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Sep 12, 2019

Akita, Shimane are model local teams

Japan's pro basketball landscape completely changed during the bj-league's 11 seasons of operations. From six franchises in its inaugural 2005-06 season to 24 in the final year, new teams sprouted up every year throughout the nation. And so it's worth noting that the 2019-20 campaign ...

NBA program helps foster young Asian talent

Basketball / NBA Aug 22, 2019

NBA program helps foster young Asian talent

With scorching heat enveloping Tokyo last week, the Basketball Without Borders Asia Camp provided heated competition inside the air-conditioned facilities at Mizumoto General Sports Center. For four days, the NBA and FIBA joint operation staged a testing ground for 64 top-level boys and girls players ...

Wizards slated to begin NBA season at Dallas on Oct. 23

Basketball / NBA Aug 13, 2019

Wizards slated to begin NBA season at Dallas on Oct. 23

Rookie forward Rui Hachimura and the Washington Wizards are scheduled to play a trio of road games to begin the 2019-20 NBA campaign, it was announced as the league unveiled its regular-season schedule on Monday. Washington faces the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 23, followed by ...