The George Washington University men's basketball team is planning to tour Japan next summer, the school's athletic director, Patrick Nero, said in an interview with The Japan Times in Tokyo on Monday.

Nero and the team's head coach, Mike Lonergan, are currently visiting Japan to explore options for potential exhibition opponents for the Colonials, who added Japanese star forward Yuta Watanabe in the 2014-15 season.

"What we are looking into doing is, take the entire George Washington basketball team to Japan next summer and play a series of exhibition games, most likely in Tokyo and hopefully in Okinawa," Nero said.