Tominaga to Begin National Team Camp


Former Husker men’s basketball standout Keisei Tominaga was one of 24 players selected for Japan’s pre-Olympic Training Camp announced this week.

Tominaga will join the team later this week, as he returns to Japan following pre-draft workouts with the Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls over the last week.

Japan will face Australia in a two-game series on June 22 and 23 to begin its preparation for the Paris Olympics. Tominaga could potentially face another former Husker, as Jack McVeigh could play for Australia, but Basketball Australia has announced its roster for the event.

Japan is scheduled to play five games prior the start of the Olympics, including two matchups with Korea (July 5 and 7) and one against Germany (July 19).

Tominaga, who will look to make his second Olympics appearance, as he played 3×3 basketball in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, has been a member of the Japan Senior National Team for the past two years, including helping Japan qualify for the Paris Olympics with his performance at the 2023 FIBA World Cup. In that event, he averaged 11.4 points per game on 45 percent shooting, including 38 percent from 3-point range, as Japan went 3-2 and qualified for the Olympics.

Tominaga spent the past three seasons at Nebraska, totaling 1,074 points to rank 30th on Nebraska’s career scoring list while finishing seventh on NU’s career 3-point list with 178. A two-time All-Big Ten honoree, he enjoyed his best season in 2023-24, averaging 15.1 points per game while posting career highs in nearly every offensive category enroute to second-team All-Big Ten honors. His 76 3-pointers in 2023-24 ranked eighth on NU’s single-season chart while he was sixth in the Big Ten in 3-pointers per game. He had a career-high 31 points at Illinois, one of three career 30-point efforts as a Husker. His efforts helped Nebraska to a 23-11 record in 2023-24, a third-place Big Ten finish and the school’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2014.

He graduated from Nebraska in 2024 with a degree in child, youth & family studies in May. Tominaga was a finalist for Outstanding Male Student-Athlete and Male Athlete of the Year for his achievements in the classroom and on the basketball court in 2023-24.