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Ibaraki Robots Sports Entertainment Co., Ltd. #1 Report on Thomas Kennedy’s participation in “FIBA 3×3 UOQT2”

Ibaraki Robots Sports Entertainment Co., Ltd.
#1 Report on Thomas Kennedy’s participation in “FIBA 3×3 UOQT2” ……
Thank you for your continued support of Ibaraki Robots.
This time, #1 Thomas Kennedy of Ibaraki Robots will participate in the “FIBA 3×3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2” which will be held in Utsunomiya City from May 3rd (Friday/Holiday) to May 5th (Sunday). We would like to inform you that we have decided to participate in the (FIBA 3×3 Basketball Universality Olympic Qualifying 2).
Please note that in order to participate in the “FIBA 3×3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2”, he will be absent from Round 36 against the Utsunomiya Brex on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th.
[Image: https://prtimes.jp/i/37407/264/resize/d37407-264-fa7cbe0576a240f2d775-0.jpg&s3=37407-264-77ffe28ae9e2b323c0f19a778855d2c5-1265×1582.jpg] #1 Thomas Kennedy
■Unit number: 1
■Position: SF/PF
■Height/Weight: 201cm/95kg
■Date of birth: May 17, 1987
■Birthplace: United States *Naturalized player
■Alma mater: University of Detroit Merci
■Career:
2010-11 Worthersee(Austria)
2011 Barry Ambros (France)
2011-12 Iwate Big Bulls
2012-13 Yokohama B Corsairs
2013 Shimane Susanoo Magic
2013-14 Chiba Jets
2014-15 Niigata Albirex BB
2015-19 Gunma Crane Thunders *2018-19 season B2 top scorer/best player award 2019-22 Hiroshima Dragonflies
2022- Ibaraki Robots
Comment from Thomas Kennedy
Hello, Robots fans. Currently, I am preparing for UOQT2 in Utsunomiya. I am very excited to have the opportunity to represent Japan and compete for a spot at the Paris Olympics. It feels like a dream to be able to accomplish something so big. I will not be able to participate in the match against Utsunomiya, but I sincerely hope for the team’s victory. I will also do my best.
Comment from Daisuke Nishimura, Representative Director, President and GM At the strong request of the JBA, after discussions with owner Hori, HC Gressman, and Kennedy himself, Kennedy was selected for “FIBA 3×3 UOQT2,” believing that a win for the Japanese national team would lead to the development of Japanese basketball and the B League. I decided to send it out.
As a result, Kennedy will not be able to participate in the Robots’ final game of the season, against the Utsunomiya Brex. The final two games are very important for the Ibaraki Robots, but we want to fight through with the remaining members and win the B1 continuation even though Kennedy is playing.
I hope that Kennedy will do well and that the Japanese national team will earn a ticket to the Olympics.
FIBA 3×3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2
■Schedule
May 3rd (Friday/Holiday) – May 5th (Sunday)
■Venue
Light Cube Utsunomiya (Large Hall), Miya Mirai Light Hill (1-6 Miya Mirai, Utsunomiya City)
■Men’s participating countries and group round combinations
POOLA: Lithuania, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Brazil
POOLB: France, Mongolia, Japan, Egypt
▼Click here for JBA release
▼Click here for the FIBA ​​tournament official website
https://fiba3x3.com/2024/uoqt2
▼Click here for match card and schedule details
https://fiba3x3.com/2024/uoqt2/games
More details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000264.000037407.html



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