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Japan Men's Basketball Team in 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

2024-06-26

We introduce Japan men's basketball team in 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Japan Men's Basketball Team in 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

The following table shows the players of Japan's men's basketball team in 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Yuta Watanabe, a current NBA player, is on the team!

Rui Hachimura, who is also a current NBA player, has withdrawn.

NumberNamePositionHeightAffiliated Team
#2Yuki TogashiPoint Guard5-6Chiba Jets
#5Yuki KawamuraPoint Guard5-8Yokohama B-Corsairs
#6Makoto HiejimaShooting Guard6-3Utsunomiya Brex
#12Yuta WatanabeSmall Forward6-9Phoenix Suns
#18Yudai BabaShooting Guard6-6Non-Affiliated
#19Yudai NishidaShooting Guard6-3SeaHorses Mikawa
#24Josh HawkinsonPower Forward/Center6-10Sunrockers Shibuya
#30Keisei TominagaShooting Guard6-2University of Nebraska-Lincoln
#31Shuta HaraSmall Forward6-2Chiba Jets
#75Soichiro InouePower Forward6-7Koshigaya Alphas
#91Hirotaka YoshiiSmall Forward6-5Alvark Tokyo
#99Koya KawamataCenter6-9Shiga Lakestars

If you want to know more about Yuta Watanabe and Rui Hachimura, please click the following.

SoftBank CUP 2023 (Tokyo) International Game in Men's Basketball Team

We introduce SoftBank CUP 2023 (Tokyo) International Game in Men's Basketball Team.

The venue is Ariake Arena.

August 15, 2023: Japan 75-65 Angola

On August 15, 2023, Japan defeated Angola 75-65.

Keisei Tominaga scored 20 points, Yuki Togashi had 13 points, and Yudai Baba had 10 points.

August 17, 2023: Japan 70-88 France

On August 17, 2023, Japan lost to France 70-88.

Keisei Tominaga scored 20, Yuki Togashi 15, and Makoto Hiejima 13.

Yuta Watanabe sprained his ankle, so Luke Evans played in his place.

August 19, 2023: Japan 68-103 Slovenia

In a game on August 19, 2023, Japan lost 68-103 to Slovenia.

Yudai Baba scored 13 points, Josh Hawkinson had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Keisei Tominaga had 10 points.

Luke Evans, filling in for Yuta Watanabe, makes a 3-pointer.

2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

We introduce 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The venue for Japan men's basketball is Okinawa Arena.

August 25, 2023: Japan 63-81 Germany

In a game on August 25, 2023, Japan lost 63-81 to Germany.

Yuta Watanabe had 20 points, Yudai Baba had 15 points, and Josh Hawkinson had 9 points and 10 rebounds.

August 27, 2023: Japan 98-88 Finland

On August 27, 2023, Japan defeated Finland 98-88.

Josh Hawkinson had 28 points and 19 rebounds, Yuki Kawamura had 25 points and 9 assists, Makoto Hiejima had 17 points, and Keisei Tominaga had 17 points.

We were down by a maximum of 18 points, but it was the best come-from-behind victory!

It was like the famous words of Mr. Anzai from SLAM DUNK, "If you give up, the game is over."!

It's a replay of the Shohoku vs. Sanno Kogyo match in SLAM DUNK! It's the best two shots!

Yuta Watanabe will not retire as a member of Japan men's basketball team!

If you want to know more about SLAM DUNK, please click the following.

August 29, 2023: Japan 89-109 Australia

In a game on August 29, 2023, Japan lost 89-109 to Australia.

Josh Hawkinson had 33 points and 7 rebounds, Yuta Watanabe had 24 points and 7 rebounds, and Yuki Togashi had 14 points and 7 assists.

August 31, 2023: Japan 86-77 Venezuela

On August 31, 2023, Japan defeated Venezuela 86-77.

Makoto Hiejima had 23 points, Yuta Watanabe 21 points and 8 rebounds, and Yuki Kawamura 19 points and 11 assists.

Makoto Hiejima was a great player, just like Hisashi Mitsui in SLAM DUNK against Sanno Kogyo!

September 2, 2023: Japan 80-71 Cape Verde

On September 2, 2023, Japan defeated Cape Verde 80-71.

Josh Hawkinson had 29 points and 7 rebounds, Keisei Tominaga had 22 points, and Yuki Kawamura had 14 points and 8 assists.

Japan men's basketball team has qualified for Paris 2024 Olympics!

Videos of Japan Men's Basketball Team in 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Here are videos of the Japan men's basketball team in 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

June 7, 2024: Movie "BELIEVE: The Men Who Never Gave Up on Japan Basketball"

On June 7, 2024, the movie "BELIEVE: The Men Who Never Gave Up on Japan Basketball" was released for four weeks only!

The film looks back at the battles of the Japanese men's basketball team in 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup!

Summary

We introduced Japan men's basketball team in 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

With 3 wins and 2 losses, we were ranked first in Asia and qualified for Paris 2024 Olympics!

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