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Players/Coaches Movement in Japan in 2016-2017
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Updated on: April 26, 2017

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  AKITA NORTHERN HAPPINETS  
Players Joined
 Leo Lyons  USA (206-F-87)  from KCC Egis (South Korea)  
 Takuya Nakayama  (182-PG-94)  from Z*W.C. H. Flyers (IBL)  
 Evan Ravenel  USA (203-C/F-89)  from Liege (Belgium)  
 Seiya Ando  (184-G-92)  from Meralco Bolts (Philippines)  
 Tatsunori Fujie  (184-G-87)  from Iwate Big Bulls (B League D2)  
 Kevin Palmer  USA (198-SF-87)  from Maccabi Rishon (Israel)  
 Ryosuke Shirahama  (190-F-91)  from SeaHorses (B League)  
Players Left
 Yuto Otsuka  (188-F-90)  to Hitachi SR (B League)  
 Akitomo Takeno  (173-PG-85)  to Nishinomiya S. (B League D2)  
 Kenta Tateyama  (188-SF-90)  to Aomori Watts (B League D2)  
Players Stayed
 Scott Morrison  Canadian (213-C-86)
 Kenichi Takahashi  (181-SG-80)
 Daichi Taniguchi  (201-F/C-90)
 Noriyuki Sugasawa  (192-G-87)
 Shigehiro Taguchi  (184-G-90)
 Ryosuke Mizumachi  (186-G-81)
Free Agents
 Shoya Uchimura  (176-PG-90)
Coaches Joined
 Kenzo Maeda  from Kagawa FA (B League D2)  

  CHIBA JETS  
Players Joined
 Hilton Armstrong  USA (210-C-84)  from Denizli (Turkey)  
 Shunsuke Ito  (204-C/F-79)  from Nagoya DD (B League)  
 Michael Parker  USA (202-F-81)  from Toyota Alvark (B League)  
 Tyler Stone  USA (203-PF-91)  from AGOR (Greece)  
Players Left
 Clint Chapman  USA (208-F/C-89)  to Niigata Albirex (B League)  
 DeQuan Jones  USA (203-F-90)  to Lille (France)  
 Seiya Kano  (195-F-89)  to Fukuoka Rizing (B League D3)  
 Yuta Miyanaga  (183-G-81)  to Toyama Grouses (B League)  
 Yusuke Okada  (185-G-84)  to Kyoto Hannar. (B League)  
Players Stayed
 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)
 Yuki Ueta  (193-F-87)
Free Agents
 Koyu Ishii
 Takumi Hishino  (188-G-90)
Coaches Joined
 Atsushi Ono  from Panasonic T. (D5)  
 Calvin Oldham  USA  from Bremerhaven (Germany)  
 Kaneta Yoshinori  from Hokkaido L. (B League)  

  HITACHI SUNROCKERS TOKYO-SHIBUYA  
Players Joined
 Robert Sacre  Canadian (213-C-89)  from N.Orleans P. (NBA)  
 R.T. Guinn  USA (208-F/C-81)  from Bandirma Kir. (Turkey)  
 Yuto Otsuka  (188-F-90)  from Akita NH (B League)  
 Taishiro Shimizu  (183-G-81)  from Fukuoka Rizing (B League D3)  
Players Left
 Hayato Kawashima  (186-G-90)  to Kyoto Hannar. (B League)  
 Hiroyuki Kinoshita  (178-PG-80)  to Osaka Evessa (B League)  
 Joji Takeuchi  (207-F/C-85)  to Toyota Alvark (B League)  
Players Stayed
 Ira Brown  USA Japanese (193-F-82)
 Aki Chambers  USA Japanese (190-G-90)
 Soichiro Fujitaka  (190-G-91)
 Kenta Hirose  (193-G-85)
 Takashi Ito  (174-PG-90)
 Yuki Mitsuhara  (198-F-89)
Free Agents
 Bendorame Raiki  (183-G-93)
 Joshua Heytvelt  USA (211-F/C-86)
 Taiji Sakai  (190-F-84)
Coaches Joined
 BT Toews  Canadian  from Fujitsu RW (WJBL)  

  KYOTO HANNARYZ  
Players Joined
 Mo Charlo  USA (203-F-83)  from Ryukyu GK (B League)  
 Marcus Dove  USA (206-PF-85)  from Gravelines (France)  
 Lawrence Hill  USA (203-F-87)  from Al Rayyan (Qatar)  
 Hayato Kawashima  (186-G-90)  from Hitachi SR (B League)  
 Yusuke Okada  (185-G-84)  from Chiba Jets (B League)  
Players Left
 Moses Ehambe  DR Congolese USA (198-G/F-86)  to Vechta (Germany)  
 Takuya Komoda  (190-F-87)  to Fukuoka Rizing (B League D3)  
 Yu Okada  (184-SG-83)  to Toyama Grouses (B League)  
 Larry Owens  USA (201-F-83)  to Nishinomiya S. (B League D2)  
 Rintaro Tokunaga  (177-PG-86)  to Kagawa FA (B League D2)  
Players Stayed
 Takuya Sato  (198-F/C-83)
 Kouki Yamabuchi  (183-PG-84)
 Kevin Kotzur  USA (203-F-89)
 Shingo Utsumi  (188-G/F-84)
 Hikaru Kusaka  (173-G-82)
 Sunao Murakami  (178-PG-86)
Free Agents
 Kyosuke Setoyama  (187-G/F-82)

  LEVANGA HOKKAIDO SAPPORO  
Players Joined
 Jordan Bachynski  Canadian (218-C-89)  from Nagoya DD (B League)  
 Yoshitake Matsushima  (185-PG-92)  from Nishinomiya S. (B League D2)  
 Daniel Miller  USA (211-C-91)  from Taranaki MA (New Zealand)  
 Jahmar Thorpe  USA (198-F-84)  from Basket Esch (Luxembourg)  
Players Left
 Fumihiko Aono  (210-C-78)  to Fukuoka Rizing (B League D3)  
 Jerome Tillman  USA (201-F-87)  to Nagoya DD (B League)  
Players Stayed
 Xin Aoshima  (200-F/C-83)
 Zen Maki  (188-G-92)
 Daisuke Noguchi  (196-F-83)
 Takanobu Nishikawa  (195-F-92)
 Asahi Tajima  (173-G-88)
 Takehiko Orimo  (190-G-70)
 Ryota Sakurai  (194-G-83)
Free Agents
 Y Miyanaga
 Yoshitake Matsushita  (184-G-92)

  LINK TOCHIGI BREX  
Players Joined
 Jeffrey Gibbs  USA (188-F-80)  from Toyota Alvark (B League)  
 Naoya Kumagae  (194-F-90)  from Hiroshima L. (BJ League)  
 Tomoya Ochiai  (195-F/C-87)  from Otsuka A. (B League D3)  
 Kosuke Takeuchi  (206-C/F-85)  from Hiroshima D. (B League D2)  
Players Left
 Daisuke Kobayashi  (188-G-87)  to Fukuoka Rizing (B League D3)  
 Andrew Naymick  USA (209-C-85)  to Toyota Alvark (B League)  
 Ken Takeda  (188-G/F-78)  to Yokohama BC (B League)  
 Daiji Yamada  (200-C-81)  to Hiroshima D. (B League D2)  
Players Stayed
 Yudai Maemura  (176-PG-87)
 Ryan Rossiter  USA (204-F/C-89)
 Yutaro Suda  (188-G-92)
 Tommy Brenton  USA (196-G-89)
 Takatoshi Furukawa  (190-G/F-87)
 Hironori Watanabe  (180-G-88)
 Yusuke Endo  (185-G-89)
 Yuta Tabuse  (173-G-80)
Free Agents
 Akirayu Hashimoto
 Anteng Shi Zai
Coaches Joined
 Shawn Dennis  from Crocodiles (Australia)  

  NAGOYA DIAMOND DOLPHINS  
Players Joined
 David Weaver  USA (207-C-87)  from Shiga L-Stars (B League)  
 Yoshiaki Fujinaga  (173-PG-92)  from Tokyo Z (B League D2)  
 Seiya Funyu  (190-G-93)  from SeaHorses (B League)  
 Tenketsu Harimoto  (198-C/F-92)  from Toyota Alvark (B League)  
 Toshihiro Nakatsuka  (187-F-86)  from Nishinomiya S. (B League D2)  
 Jerome Tillman  USA (201-F-87)  from Hokkaido L. (B League)  
Players Left
 Adrian Forbes  Jamaican (211-F/C-88)  to Kagawa FA (B League D2)  
 Tomonobu Hasegawa  (184-G-90)  to Shiga L-Stars (B League)  
 Kei Igarashi  (180-G-80)  to Niigata Albirex (B League)  
 Shunsuke Ito  (204-C/F-79)  to Chiba Jets (B League)  
 Takuya Kawamura  (193-G-86)  to Yokohama BC (B League)  
 Takayuki Kumagai  (190-F-85)  to Sendai 89ers (B League)  
 Amath M'Baye  Senegalese French (206-F-89)  to Enel Brindisi (Italy)  
 Jieye Sakamoto  (206-C-86)  to Sendai 89ers (B League)  
 Shimon Takayama  (180-PG-90)  to Tokyo Z (B League D2)  
Players Stayed
 Justin Burrell  USA (207-F-88)
 Taito Nakahigashi  (190-G-92)
 Takumi Ishizaki  (188-PG-84)
 Jun Uzawa  (197-C/F-81)
Free Agents
 Akira Kanamaru
 Taiga Watanabe  (207-C-97)

  NIIGATA ALBIREX  
Players Joined
 Clint Chapman  USA (208-F/C-89)  from Chiba Jets (B League)  
 Davante Gardner  USA (203-PF-91)  from Nishinomiya S. (B League D2)  
 Shunki Hatakeyama  (170-PG-91)  from Nishinomiya S. (B League D2)  
 Kei Igarashi  (180-G-80)  from Nagoya DD (B League)  
 Yuki Sato  (176-G-92)  from Cyberdyne IR (B League D2)  
 Stephan Van Treese  USA (206-F-90)  from Fukushima (B League D2)  
 Tenyoku You  (194-F-88)  from Kumamoto V. (B League D2)  
Players Left
 Pape Faye  Senegalese Japanese (200-C-87)  to Yokohama BC (B League)  
 Takei Hiroaki  (182-G/F-91)  to Shinshu BW (B League D2)  
 Ryuta Kato  (181-G-93)  to Bambitious Nara (B League D2)  
 Shuhei Komatsu  (185-G-85)  to Bambitious Nara (B League D2)  
 Ryan Reid  Jamaican USA (204-C/F-86)  to Shimane SM (B League D2)  
Players Stayed
 Ryotaro Honma  (173-G-92)
 Keisuke Yahata  (182-G-91)
 Kimitake Sato  (186-SG-84)
 Yuichi Ikeda  (191-SF-83)
Free Agents
 Kodai Kimura  (190-G/F-92)
 Takeshi Hotta  (196-F-78)
 Shoji Nakanishi  (190-F-82)
 Sato Masaki  (182-GF-87)

  OSAKA EVESSA  
Players Joined
 Xavier Gibson  USA (210-F/C-88)  from Shinshu BW (B League D2)  
 Rei Goda  (181-G-93)  from Nishinomiya S. (B League D2)  
 Josh Harrellson  USA (208-F-89)  from VEF Riga (Latvia)  
 Hiroyuki Kinoshita  (178-PG-80)  from Hitachi SR (B League)  
 Shinnosuke Negoro  (195-F-87)  from Nishinomiya S. (B League D2)  
 Richard Roby  USA (198-G/F-85)  from Sanen (B League)  
Players Left
 Olu Ashaolu  Nigerian Canadian (200-PF-88)  to Sanen (B League)  
 Haruyuki Ishibashi  (173-PG-73)  to Nishinomiya S. (B League D2)  
 Narito Namizato  (172-G-89)  to Shiga L-Stars (B League)  
 Markhuri Sanders-Frison  USA (203-C-88)  to Yamagata (B League D2)  
 Nishi Yutaro  (176-PG-92)  to Saitama Bron. (B League D3)  
Players Stayed
 Ryo Kubota  (195-F-89)
 Shun Watanuki  (178-PG-87)
 Shota Konno  (184-SG-85)
 Takuya Soma  (181-G/F-91)
 Takuya Hashimoto  (186-SG-94)
Free Agents
 DeAngelo Hamilton  USA (203-F/C-90)
Coaches Joined
 Kensuke Hosaka  from Iwate Big Bulls (B League D2)  

  RYUKYU GOLDEN KINGS OKINAWA  
Players Joined
 Lamont Hamilton  USA (208-C/F-84)  from Besiktas (Turkey)  
 Kazuya Hatano  Brazilian Japanese (192-F-82)  from Shimane SM (B League D2)  
 Reyshawn Terry  USA (203-F-84)  from LG Sakers (South Korea)  
Players Left
 Draelon Burns  USA (194-G-85)  to Nishinomiya S. (B League D2)  
Players Stayed
 Shinji Arasihro  (185-F-92)
 Shuhei Kitagawa  (185-G/F-85)
 Syota Tsuyama  (178-PG-96)
 Hiromasa Omiya  (198-F/C-83)
 Ryuichi Kishimoto  (176-G-90)
 Morihisa Yamauchi  (173-G-90)
 Anthony McHenry  USA (202-SF-83)
 Shigeyuki Kinjo  (182-G-84)
Free Agents
 Naoto Kosuge  (187-G-82)

  SANEN NEOPHOENIX  
Players Joined
 Olu Ashaolu  Nigerian Canadian (200-PF-88)  from Osaka Evessa (B League)  
 Josh Childress  (203-F/G-83)  from Texas L. (D-League)  
 Robert Dozier  USA (206-F-85)  from Alaska Aces (Philippines)  
 Junki Kano  (192-F-88)  from Shinshu BW (B League D2)  
 Tatsuya Suzuki  (169-PG-91)  from Bambitious Nara (B League D2)  
Players Left
 Furuhashi Hiroki  (185-G-92)  to Shinshu BW (B League D2)  
 Hiroshi Inoue  (175-PG-92)  to Aomori Watts (B League D2)  
 Richard Roby  USA (198-G/F-85)  to Osaka Evessa (B League)  
 Addison Spruill  USA (193-G-93)  to Al Rayyan (Qatar)  
 Reginald Warren  USA (204-F-81)  to Kumamoto V. (B League D2)  
Players Stayed
 Shuto Tawatari  (185-G-90)
 Tasuku Namizato  (172-PG-87)
 Shingo Okada  (186-G/F-83)
 Toshifumi Kawamitsu  (188-SF-90)
 Shinnosuke Ohishi  (174-PG-87)
 Atsuya Ota  (206-C-84)
 Masahiro Masahiro  (172-G-76)
Coaches Joined
 Hiroki Fujita  from Fukushima (B League D2)  
 Shuto Kawachi  from Sendai 89ers (B League)  

  SEAHORSES MIKAWA  
Players Joined
 Masaya Karimata  (178-PG-88)  from Fukushima (B League D2)  
 Masaaki Morikawa  (190-G)  from Toyoda Gosei (B League D3)  
Players Left
 Seiya Funyu  (190-G-93)  to Nagoya DD (B League)  
 Ryosuke Shirahama  (190-F-91)  to Akita NH (B League)  
Players Stayed
 Isaac Butts  USA (208-C-89)
 Tomoya Hasegawa  (185-G-89)
 Kosuke Kanamaru  (193-F/G-89)
 Michael Takahashi  USA Japanese (198-F-74)
 Gavin Edwards  USA (206-F/C-88)
 Makoto Hiejima  (190-G/F-90)
 Toshikazu Kato  (191-G/F-93)
 Ryoma Hashimoto  (178-G-88)
 JR Sakuragi  USA Japanese (206-C-76)
 Shinsuke Kashiwagi  (183-PG-81)

  SENDAI 89ERS  
Players Joined
 Greg Mangano  USA (208-PF-89)  from Al Naser (United Arab Emirates)  
 Kaito Ishikawa  (188-G-90)  from Iwate Big Bulls (B League D2)  
 Takayuki Kumagai  (190-F-85)  from Nagoya DD (B League)  
 Tshilidzi Nephawe  South African (208-C-89)  from Kumamoto V. (B League D2)  
 Jieye Sakamoto  (206-C-86)  from Nagoya DD (B League)  
 Masamune Tate  (178-G-88)  from Kagawa FA (B League D2)  
 Dion Wright  USA (201-F-93)  from St.Bonaventure (NCAA)  
Players Left
 Yohei Sakai  (167-PG-91)  to Kagawa FA (B League D2)  
Players Stayed
 Masaharu Kataoka  USA (190-G-85)
 Ryunosuke Yanagawa  (187-G-91)
 Manato Kikuchi  (191-F-89)
 Wendell White  USA (198-G-84)
 Takehiko Shimura  (160-G-83)
 Fumiya Satoh  (186-G-77)
Free Agents
 Daisuke Takaoka  (191-F-81)
 Takumi Ota  (190-G-87)
Coaches Joined
 Shogo Fukuda  from St.John's (NCAA)  

  SHIGA LAKESTARS  
Players Joined
 Craig Brackins  USA (208-PF-87)  from Hualan (China)  
 Samba Faye  (205-C-87)  from Toyotsu FE (B League D2)  
 Tomonobu Hasegawa  (184-G-90)  from Nagoya DD (B League)  
 Hironori Higuchi  (191-F/C-90)  from Tokyo Excel. (B League D2)  
 Yusuke Karino  (184-G-90)  from Tokyo Excel. (B League D2)  
 Narito Namizato  (172-G-89)  from Osaka Evessa (B League)  
 Yousuke Sugawara  (187-G/F-83)  from Gunma (B League D2)  
 Koyo Takahashi  from Nihon Univ. (University League)  
 Daichi Tanaka  (183-G/F-89)  from Toyama Grouses (B League)  
Players Left
 Yusuke Inoue  (194-F-82)  to Kanazawa Sam. (B League D3)  
 Masahiro Kano  (185-G-84)  to Fukuoka Rizing (B League D3)  
 Shuto Mizoguchi  (187-G-87)  to Kagawa FA (B League D2)  
 Jeffrey Parmer  USA (203-F-85)  to Yokohama BC (B League)  
 Yuki Suzuki  (185-G-91)  to Iwate Big Bulls (B League D2)  
Players Stayed
 Julian Mavunga  Zimbabwean USA (203-PF-90)
 Ryota Kobayashi  (178-PG-91)
 Yutaka Yokoe  (176-G-89)

  TOSHIBA BRAVE THUNDERS KANAGAWA  
Players Joined
 Ryan Spangler  USA (203-F-91)  from oklahoma (NCAA)  
Players Left
 Cedric Bozeman  USA (198-G-83)  to Fukushima (B League D2)  
 Yasuhiro Yamashita  (187-G-86)  to Fukuoka Rizing (B League D3)  
Players Stayed
 Kengo Nomoto  (196-F-92)
 Yuma Fujii  (178-PG-91)
 Yuya Nagayoshi  (199-C-91)
 Kevin Hareyama  (191-SG-93)
 Yuya Kamata  (197-G/F-90)
 Hiroki Taniguchi  (187-G-92)
 Mamadou Diouf  Senegalese (197-G/F-77)
 Nick Fazekas  USA (211-F-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
 Takanori Onishi  (195-F-83)

  TOYAMA GROUSES  
Players Joined
 Angel Garcia  (209-C-88)  from Quebradillas (Puerto Rico)  
 Kenji Hilke  (197-F-85)  from Kumamoto V. (B League D2)  
 Yuta Miyanaga  (183-G-81)  from Chiba Jets (B League)  
 Yu Okada  (184-SG-83)  from Kyoto Hannar. (B League)  
 Dexter Pittman  USA (208-C-88)  from Aguada (Puerto Rico)  
 Motoshi Shimada  (196-F-87)  from Wakayama T. (D5)  
 Naoki Uto  (188-F-91)  from Toyota Alvark (B League)  
Players Left
 Takanori Goya  (190-G-83)  to Shimane SM (B League D2)  
 Samuel Sawaji  (186-PG-90)  to Iwate Big Bulls (B League D2)  
 Rintaro Takeda  (175-G-91)  to Tokyo Cinq R. (B League D3)  
 Daichi Tanaka  (183-G/F-89)  to Shiga L-Stars (B League)  
Players Stayed
 Tanaka Kensuke  (187-G-85)
 Drew Viney  USA (204-PF-88)
 Ryo Yamazaki  (180-SG-92)
 Sam Willard  USA (205-F-88)
 Masashi Joho  (183-SF-82)
 Takeshi Mito  (184-G-85)

  TOYOTA ALVARK TOKYO  
Players Joined
 Jeff Ayres  (206-F-87)  from Los Angeles D. (D-League)  
 Trent Plaisted  USA (211-C-86)  from Phoenix Hagen (Germany)  
 Diante Garrett  USA (196-PG-88)  from Maccabi Ashdod (Israel)  
 Andrew Naymick  USA (209-C-85)  from Tochigi Brex (B League)  
 Joji Takeuchi  (207-F/C-85)  from Hitachi SR (B League)  
 Daisuke Tamura  (182-G-81)  from Saitama Bron. (B League D3)  
Players Left
 Jeffrey Gibbs  USA (188-F-80)  to Tochigi Brex (B League)  
 Tenketsu Harimoto  (198-C/F-92)  to Nagoya DD (B League)  
 Michael Parker  USA (202-F-81)  to Chiba Jets (B League)  
 Ken Tanaka  USA Japanese (188-F-81)  to Tokyo Big Blue (B League D3)  
 Naoki Uto  (188-F-91)  to Toyama Grouses (B League)  
Players Stayed
 Daiki Tanaka  (191-F-91)
 Zack Baranski  (193-G/F-92)
 Shohei Kikuchi  (191-F/G-84)
 Keijuro Matsui  (188-G-85)
 Kohei Ninomiya  (173-PG-88)
 Taishi Ito  (182-G-86)
 Takeki Shonaka  (180-PG-84)
Free Agents
 Takuma Watanabe  (188-G/F-78)
Coaches Joined
 Shinji Tomiyama  from Chiba Jets (B League)  

  YOKOHAMA B-CORSAIRS  
Players Joined
 Pape Faye  Senegalese Japanese (200-C-87)  from Niigata Albirex (B League)  
 Masashi Hosoya  (173-PG-89)  from Cyberdyne IR (B League D2)  
 Takuya Kawamura  (193-G-86)  from Nagoya DD (B League)  
 Alexis Minatoya  (191-G-88)  from Cyberdyne IR (B League D2)  
 Jeffrey Parmer  USA (203-F-85)  from Shiga L-Stars (B League)  
 Kazutaka Takashima  (191-G-84)  from Kumamoto V. (B League D2)  
 Ken Takeda  (188-G/F-78)  from Tochigi Brex (B League)  
 Jason Washburn  USA Bulgarian (210-C-90)  from Sigal Prishtina (Kosovo)  
Players Left
 Cory Johnson  USA (202-F/C-88)  to T71 (Luxembourg)  
 Seiji Kouno  (172-PG-89)  to Cyberdyne IR (B League D2)  
 Ryoichi Nishitani  (187-G-88)  to Tokyo Z (B League D2)  
 Maeda Yosuke  (188-G-89)  to Cyberdyne IR (B League D2)  
Players Stayed
 Kiichi Kikuyama  (178-G-92)
 Ryuichi Horikawa  (191-F-79)
 Masayuki Masayuki  (183-G/F-82)
 Kenji Yamada  (180-PG-83)
Free Agents
 Satoshi Hisayama  (183-G-86)
 Atsushi Inagaki  (158-G-84)
 Kento Hyodo  (180-G-93)

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