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Players/Coaches Movement in Japan in summer 2017
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Updated on: October 18, 2017

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B1 LEAGUE

  CHIBA JETS  
Players Joined
 Aki Chambers  USA Japanese (190-G-90)  from Hitachi SR (B1 League)  
 Gavin Edwards  USA (206-F/C-88)  from SeaHorses (B1 League)  
 Tony Gaffney  USA (206-PF-84)  from ALBA (Germany)  
Players Stayed
 Shuta Hara  (187-G-93)
 Shunsuke Ito  (204-C/F-79)
 Michael Parker  USA (202-F-81)
 Tomokazu Abe  (180-G-85)
 Yuki Togashi  (170-PG-93)
 Fumio Nishimura  (177-G-86)
 Gaku Arao  (198-F/C-87)
 Kosuke Ishii  (182-G-87)
 Ryumo Ono  (197-F/C-88)

  HITACHI SUNROCKERS TOKYO-SHIBUYA  
Players Joined
 Branden Dawson  USA (198-G/F-93)  from Hapoel T-A (Israel)  
 Josh Harrellson  USA (208-F-89)  from Osaka Evessa (B1 League)  
 Tomoya Hasegawa  (185-G-89)  from SeaHorses (B1 League)  
 Manato Kikuchi  (191-F-89)  from Sendai 89ers (B2 League)  
 Robert Sacre  Canadian (213-C-89)  from N.Orleans P. (NBA)  
 Jahmar Thorpe  USA (198-F-84)  from Hokkaido L. (B1 League)  
 Morihisa Yamauchi  (173-G-90)  from Ryukyu GK (B1 League)  
Players Stayed
 Taishiro Shimizu  (183-G-81)
 Yunari Sugiura
 Leo Vendrame  (183-PG-93)
 Kenta Hirose  (193-G-85)
 Takashi Ito  (174-PG-90)
 Yuki Mitsuhara  (198-F-89)
Free Agents
 R.T. Guinn  USA (208-F/C-81)
Coaches Joined
 Geoffrey Katsuhisa  from Iwate Big Bulls (B2 League)  

  KYOTO HANNARYZ  
Players Joined
 Taku Bandoh  (185-G-92)  from Kagawa FA (B2 League)  
 Kevin Hareyama  (191-SG-93)  from Toshiba BT (B1 League)  
 Masaharu Kataoka  (190-G-85)  from Sendai 89ers (B2 League)  
 Julian Mavunga  Zimbabwean USA (203-PF-90)  from Shiga L-Stars (B1 League)  
 Joshua Smith  USA (208-C-92)  from TNT Ka Tropa (Philippines)  
 Shun Watanuki  (178-PG-87)  from Osaka Evessa (B1 League)  
 Nagayoshi Yuya  (199-C-91)  from Toshiba BT (B1 League)  
Players Stayed
 Marcus Dove  USA (206-PF-85)
 Yusuke Okada  (185-G-84)
 Tongu Yuto  (198-F-94)
 Shingo Utsumi  (188-G/F-84)
Free Agents
 Mo Charlo  USA (203-F-83)
 Lawrence Hill  USA (203-F-87)
 Kouki Yamabuchi  (183-PG-84)
 Hikaru Kusaka  (173-G-82)

  LEVANGA HOKKAIDO SAPPORO  
Players Joined
 Taishi Ito  (182-G-86)  from Toyota Alvark (B1 League)  
 Marc Trasolini  Canadian Italian (206-F/C-90)  from Nancy (France)  
 Greg Whittington  (203-F-93)  from Sioux Falls S. (NBA G League)  
Players Stayed
 Sekino Kohei  (183-PG-94)
 Yoshitake Matsushima  (185-PG-92)
 Daniel Miller  USA (211-C-91)
 Kawabe Ryohei  (188-G-95)
 Tahara Takanori  (181-PG-94)
 Zen Maki  (188-G-92)
 Daisuke Noguchi  (196-F-83)
 Asahi Tajima  (173-G-88)
 Takehiko Orimo  (190-G-70)
 Ryota Sakurai  (194-G-83)
Free Agents
 Yusuke Numa  (1)
 Xin Aoshima  (200-F/C-83)

  LINK TOCHIGI BREX  (Champion)  
Players Joined
 Cedric Bozeman  USA (198-G-83)  from Fukushima (B2 League)  
 Seiji Ikaruga  (185-G-94)  from Hiroshima D. (B2 League)  
 Shuhei Kitagawa  (185-G/F-85)  from Ryukyu GK (B1 League)  
 Andrew Naymick  USA (209-C-85)  from Stirling S. (Australia)  
 Ryo Yamazaki  (180-SG-92)  from Toyama Grouses (B1 League)  
Players Stayed
 Jeffrey Gibbs  USA (188-F-80)
 Shusuke Ikuhara  (180-PG-94)
 Tomoya Ochiai  (195-F/C-87)
 Kosuke Takeuchi  (206-C/F-85)
 Yudai Maemura  (176-PG-87)
 Ryan Rossiter  USA (204-F/C-89)
 Yusuke Endo  (185-G-89)
 Yuta Tabuse  (173-G-80)
Free Agents
 Kosuke Hashimoto  (202-F-93)
 Tommy Brenton  USA (196-G-89)
 Hironori Watanabe  (180-G-88)

  NAGOYA DIAMOND DOLPHINS  
Players Joined
 Craig Brackins  USA (208-PF-87)  from Shiga L-Stars (B1 League)  
 Shinsuke Kashiwagi  (183-PG-81)  from SeaHorses (B1 League)  
 Hiromasa Omiya  (198-F/C-83)  from Ryukyu GK (B1 League)  
Players Stayed
 Shuto Ando  (189-G-94)
 Yoshiaki Fujinaga  (173-PG-92)
 Seiya Funyu  (190-G-93)
 Tenketsu Harimoto  (198-C/F-92)
 Toshihiro Nakatsuka  (187-F-86)
 Takaya Sasayama  (178-G-93)
 Jerome Tillman  USA (201-F-87)
 Justin Burrell  USA (207-F-88)
 Taito Nakahigashi  (190-G-92)

  NIIGATA ALBIREX  
Players Joined
 Jared Berggren  USA (208-F/C-90)  from Germani BR (Italy)  
 Austin Dufault  USA (205-PF-90)  from Sopron KC (Hungary)  
 Masashi Joho  (183-SF-82)  from Toyama Grouses (B1 League)  
 Jun Uzawa  (197-C/F-81)  from Nagoya DD (B1 League)  
 Iriya Wajima  (175-PG-85)  from Fukushima (B2 League)  
Players Stayed
 Davante Gardner  USA (203-PF-91)
 Shunki Hatakeyama  (170-PG-91)
 Kei Igarashi  (180-G-80)
 Yuki Sato  (176-G-92)
 Tenyoku You  (194-F-88)
 Yuichi Ikeda  (191-SF-83)
Free Agents
 Kenta Morii  (178-PG-95)
 Taguchi Rin  (180-PG-94)
 Stephan Van Treese  USA (206-F-90)

  NISHINOMIYA STORKS  (Promoted)  
Players Joined
 Seaun Eddy  (191-SG-91)  from Toyota Alvark (B1 League)  
 Connor Lammert  USA (206-F-94)  from Hiroshima D. (B2 League)  
 Yuto Otsuka  (188-F-90)  from Hitachi SR (B1 League)  
Players Stayed
 Draelon Burns  USA (194-G-85)
 Yuya Ishitsuka  (187-G-92)
 Kento Matsuzaki  (178-PG-88)
 Sakai Reo  (195-F/G-93)
 Jun Taniguchi  (191-F-92)
 Jordan Vandenberg  Australian (216-C-90)
 Tadahiro Yanagawa  (183-G-86)
 Noriaki Douhara  (178-PG-89)
 Naoki Tani  (193-G/F-88)
Free Agents
 Kenta Naito  (185-G-95)
 Larry Owens  USA (201-F-83)
 Akitomo Takeno  (173-PG-85)
 Arista Tsuchiya  (197-F-95)
 Kohei Maruyama  (181-G-90)

  OSAKA EVESSA  
Players Joined
 Jun Abe  (177-G-86)  from Shimane SM (B1 League)  
 Soichiro Fujitaka  (190-G-91)  from Hitachi SR (B1 League)  
 Hayato Kantake  (194-F-86)  from Shimane SM (B1 League)  
 Naoya Kumagae  (194-F-90)  from Tochigi Brex (B1 League)  
 Trent Plaisted  USA (211-C-86)  from Toyota Alvark (B1 League)  
 Gyno Pomare  USA Panamanian (203-F-86)  from Kanazawa Sam. (B2 League)  
 Greg Smith  USA (208-C-91)  from Blackwater (Philippines)  
 David Wear  USA (208-F-90)  from Fuenlabrada (Spain)  
Players Stayed
 Rei Goda  (181-G-93)
 Hiroyuki Kinoshita  (178-PG-80)
 Shinnosuke Negoro  (195-F-87)
 Shota Konno  (184-SG-85)
 Takuya Hashimoto  (186-SG-94)
Free Agents
 Xavier Gibson  USA (210-F/C-88)
 Jin Liu  (202-C-90)
 Keita Sawabe

  RYUKYU GOLDEN KINGS OKINAWA  
Players Joined
 Hilton Armstrong  USA (210-C-84)  from Chiba Jets (B1 League)  
 Ira Brown  USA Japanese (193-F-82)  from Hitachi SR (B1 League)  
 Takatoshi Furukawa  (190-G/F-87)  from Tochigi Brex (B1 League)  
 Takumi Ishizaki  (188-PG-84)  from Nagoya DD (B1 League)  
 Hassan Martin  USA (201-F-95)  from Rhode Island (NCAA)  
 Kohei Ninomiya  (173-PG-88)  from Toyota Alvark (B1 League)  
 Yutaro Suda  (188-G-92)  from Tochigi Brex (B1 League)  
Players Stayed
 Naoki Tashiro  (188-F-93)
 Ryunosuke Watanabe  (185-SF-94)
 Shota Tsuyama  (178-PG-96)
 Ryuichi Kishimoto  (176-G-90)
 Shigeyuki Kinjo  (182-G-84)
Free Agents
 Lamont Hamilton  USA (208-C/F-84)

  SAN-EN NEOPHOENIX  
Players Joined
 Kenji Hilke  (197-F-85)  from Toyama Grouses (B1 League)  
 Ryota Iwata  (185-G-92)  from Yokohama BC (B1 League)  
 Hayato Kawashima  (186-G-90)  from Kyoto Hannar. (B1 League)  
 Cartier Martin  (201-G/F-84)  from Windy City B. (NBA G League)  
 Scott Morrison  Canadian (213-C-86)  from Akita NH (B2 League)  
Players Stayed
 Robert Dozier  USA (206-F-85)
 Junki Kano  (192-F-88)
 Tatsuya Suzuki  (169-PG-91)
 Shuto Tawatari  (185-G-90)
 Shingo Okada  (186-G/F-83)
 Toshifumi Kawamitsu  (188-SF-90)
 Shinnosuke Ohishi  (174-PG-87)
 Atsuya Ota  (206-C-84)
 Masahiro Oguchi  (172-G-76)

  SEAHORSES MIKAWA  
Players Joined
 Keijuro Matsui  (188-G-85)  from Toyota Alvark (B1 League)  
 Sunao Murakami  (178-PG-86)  from Kyoto Hannar. (B1 League)  
 Takanobu Nishikawa  (195-F-92)  from Hokkaido L. (B1 League)  
 Daniel Orton  USA (208-F-90)  from Hitech (Thailand)  
Players Stayed
 Masaya Karimata  (178-PG-88)
 Masaaki Morikawa  (190-G)
 Isaac Butts  USA (208-C-89)
 Kosuke Kanamaru  (193-F/G-89)
 Makoto Hiejima  (190-G/F-90)
 Toshikazu Kato  (191-G/F-93)
 Ryoma Hashimoto  (178-G-88)
 JR Sakuragi  USA Japanese (206-C-76)
Free Agents
 Sean Ichioka  (200-F/C-91)
 Michael Takahashi  USA Japanese (198-F-74)

  SHIGA LAKESTARS  
Players Joined
 D'Or Fischer  USA Israeli (211-C-81)  from Valmiera (Latvia)  
 Omar Samhan  Egyptian USA (211-C-88)  from Aguada (Puerto Rico)  
 Samuel Sawaji  (186-PG-90)  from Iwate Big Bulls (B2 League)  
Players Stayed
 Samba Faye  (205-C-87)
 Tomonobu Hasegawa  (184-G-90)
 Hironori Higuchi  (191-F/C-90)
 Yusuke Karino  (184-G-90)
 Narito Namizato  (172-G-89)
 Yousuke Sugawara  (187-G/F-83)
 Koyo Takahashi
 Daichi Tanaka  (183-G/F-89)
 Ryota Kobayashi  (178-PG-91)
 Yutaka Yokoe  (176-G-89)
Free Agents
 Taichi Sano  (177-PG-93)
Coaches Joined
 Shawn Dennis  Australian  from Tochigi Brex (B1 League)  

  SHIMANE SUSANOO MAGIC  (Promoted)  
Players Joined
 Shohei Goto  (180-G-92)  from Kanazawa Sam. (B2 League)  
 Kazuya Hatano  Brazilian Japanese (192-F-82)  from Ryukyu GK (B1 League)  
 Akihisa Kosaka  (197-F-92)  from Aisin AW (B League D3)  
 Takayuki Kumagai  (190-F-85)  from Sendai 89ers (B2 League)  
 Brendan Lane  USA (206-C-90)  from Wuerzburg (Germany)  
 Kimitake Sato  (186-SG-84)  from Niigata Albirex (B1 League)  
 Josh Scott  USA (208-F-93)  from MZT Skopje (FYR Macedonia)  
 Takuya Soma  (181-G/F-91)  from Osaka Evessa (B1 League)  
 Garrett Stutz  USA (214-C-90)  from Joventut (Spain)  
 Shota Watanabe  (180-PG-93)  from Tokyo Z (B2 League)  
Players Stayed
 Hiryu Okamoto  (170-PG-93)
 Edward Yamamoto  (173-PG-86)
Free Agents
 Takanori Goya  (190-G-83)
 Ryan Reid  Jamaican USA (204-C/F-86)

  TOSHIBA BRAVE THUNDERS KANAGAWA  
Players Joined
 Josh Davis  USA (203-F-91)  from Shimane SM (B1 League)  
Players Stayed
 Kengo Nomoto  (196-F-92)
 Yuma Fujii  (178-PG-91)
 Yuya Kamata  (197-G/F-90)
 Hiroki Taniguchi  (187-G-92)
 Mamadou Diouf  Senegalese (197-G/F-77)
 Nick Fazekas  USA (211-F/C-85)
 Takumi Hasegawa  (190-F-89)
 Naoto Tsuji  (185-G/F-89)
 Ryusei Shinoyama  (178-PG-88)
 Takahiro Kurihara  (192-G/F-87)
Free Agents
 Ryan Spangler  USA (203-F-91)

  TOYAMA GROUSES  
Players Joined
 Naoaki Hashimoto  (183-SG-92)  from Osaka Evessa (B1 League)  
 Hiroshi Otsuka  (188-F-87)  from Akita NH (B2 League)  
 Yuki Ueta  (193-F-87)  from Chiba Jets (B1 League)  
Players Stayed
 Yuta Miyanaga  (183-G-81)
 Tsubasa Obara  (198-F-94)
 Yu Okada  (184-SG-83)
 Dexter Pittman  USA (208-C-88)
 Naoki Uto  (188-F-91)
 Tanaka Kensuke  (187-G-85)
 Drew Viney  USA (204-PF-88)
 Sam Willard  USA (205-F-88)
 Takeshi Mito  (184-G-85)
Coaches Joined
 Miodrag Rajkovic  Serbian  from PGE Turow (Poland)  

  TOYOTA ALVARK TOKYO  
Players Joined
 Seiya Ando  (184-G-92)  from Akita NH (B2 League)  
 Alex Kirk  USA (211-C-91)  from Anadolu Efes (Turkey)  
 Genki Kojima  (180-G-94)  from Kyoto Hannar. (B1 League)  
 Landen Lucas  USA (208-F-93)  from Kansas (NCAA)  
 Jawad Williams  USA (204-F-83)  from Grissin Bon RE (Italy)  
Players Stayed
 Joji Takeuchi  (207-F/C-85)
 Daisuke Tamura  (182-G-81)
 Daiki Tanaka  (191-F-91)
 Zack Baranski  (193-G/F-92)
 Shohei Kikuchi  (191-F/G-84)
 Takeki Shonaka  (180-PG-84)
Coaches Joined
 Luka Pavicevic  Serbian  from Buducnost (Montenegro)  

  YOKOHAMA B-CORSAIRS  
Players Joined
 Takuya Sato  (198-F/C-83)  from Kyoto Hannar. (B1 League)  
 Ryo Tawatari  (180-PG-93)  from Ohlone CC (JUCO)  
 Hasheem Thabeet  Tanzanian (218-C-87)  from Grand Rapids D. (NBA G League)  
Players Stayed
 Masashi Hosoya  (173-PG-89)
 Mitsuda Jotaro  (188-G-94)
 Takuya Kawamura  (193-G-86)
 Alexis Minatoya  (191-G-88)
 Jeffrey Parmer  USA (203-F-85)
 Kazutaka Takashima  (191-G-84)
 Ken Takeda  (188-G/F-78)
 Jason Washburn  USA Bulgarian (210-C-90)
 Masayuki Masayuki  (183-G/F-82)
 Kenji Yamada  (180-PG-83)

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