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When a series of training camps kicked off for the Japan men’s national basketball team weeks ago, Gavin Edwards was believed to be on the outside looking in when it came to the only spot permitted for a naturalized Japanese citizen.

But head coach Julio Lamas surprised many and wound up selecting Edwards over Ryan Rossiter for his final 12-man roster for the Tokyo Olympics.

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