22 September
01 October, 2022
27 Saki Hayashi (JPN)
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Fan Vote: Which Akatsuki Five baller is the best shooter?

TOKYO (Japan) - There's a solid argument that says no nation at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 will have as much shooting power and be able to make it rain from long-range quite like Japan.

Their devastating shooting from all over the floor and especially from deep is what has fuelled their five consecutive FIBA Women's AsiaCup titles. It was also largely behind their historic run to the silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on home soil.

Yes, they have the intense defense, relentless work ethic, ultimate team bond and some excellent players who can do so many different things, but shooting-wise and especially from downtown, few nations can rely on making it rain like Japan.

Now it's time to have your say and to decide who you think is the best shooter they have on their roster and who will light it up in Sydney. We've narrowed it down to the top four candidates for you.