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Friday Flakes: United States Fails to Have a 3-on-3 Men’s Olympic Team but Now Nebraska Gets to Root for Keisei Tominaga

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Here’s your Friday Flakes.

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In May of 2021 the hope for the United States to have a 3-on-3 men’s in the Tokyo was destroyed by the Netherlands.

Those damn Dutch!

Oh well.

Anyways Nebraska fans we do have a future Husker representing his country in the 3-on-3 games for Japan. That would be future fan favorite Keisei Tominaga. Get to know that name!


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