It may not happen right away, but Japan's men's basketball looks set to go nowhere but up.

And at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, it could field a "Japanese dream team" with exceptional talents, such as Yuta Watanabe, Yuki Togashi and Rui Hachimura.

Last Monday, the Japan Basketball Association and its men's national team head coach Kenji Hasegawa revealed its 27-man provisional roster for its training camps ahead of September's FIBA Asian Championship in China.