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B Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 37-8 
 2. Sanen 25-20 
 3. Hitachi SR 22-23 
 4. Niigata Albirex 20-25 
 5. Yokohama BC 15-30 
 6. Toyama Grouses 11-34 
East
 1. Tochigi Brex 36-9 
 2. Toyota Alvark 35-10 
 3. Chiba Jets 31-14 
 4. Hokkaido L. 17-28 
 5. Akita NH 13-32 
 6. Sendai 89ers 12-33 
West
 1. SeaHorses 35-10 
 2. Nagoya DD 22-23 
 3. Osaka Evessa 22-23 
 4. Kyoto Hannar. 21-24 
 5. Ryukyu GK 21-24 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 10-35 
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
B Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 33-13 
 2. Nishinomiya S. 32-14 
 3. Tokyo Z 19-28 
 4. Tokyo Excel. 18-27 
 5. Bambitious Nara 17-29 
 6. Shinshu BW 12-35 
East
 1. Gunma 30-16 
 2. Fukushima 26-20 
 3. Yamagata 24-22 
 4. Aomori Watts 20-26 
 5. Cyberdyne IR 20-26 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 10-36 
West
 1. Shimane SM 38-7 
 2. Hiroshima D. 36-10 
 3. Kumamoto V. 35-11 
 4. Ehime OV 24-22 
 5. Kagawa FA 14-32 
 6. Kagoshima 6-40 
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
B League D3 Standings
 1. Kanazawa Sam. 29-3 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 28-4 
 3. Tokyo HT 21-11 
 4. Otsuka A. 20-12 
 5. Tokyo Cinq R. 13-19 
 6. Aisin AW 13-19 
 7. Saitama Bron. 12-20 
 8. Toyoda Gosei 5-27 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 3-29 
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 27.6
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT27.6 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .22.0 
 3. Chapman, Niigata .19.9 
 4. White, Sendai19.4 
 5. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.3 
 6. Burrell, Nagoya DD18.1 
 7. Stone, Chiba Jets17.9 
 8. Garrett, Toyota A.17.8 
 9. Childress, Sanen17.7 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.5 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.2 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.8 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses11.8 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.9.6 
 6. Childress, Sanen9.3 
 7. Sacre, Hitachi SR9.2 
 8. White, Sendai9.1 
 9. Spangler, Toshi.9.1 
 10. Takeuchi, Toyota A.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Uto, Toyama G.4.2 
 2. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.2 
 3. Namizato, Shiga L.4.1 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.0 
 5. Garrett, Toyota A.3.9 
 6. Suzuki, Sanen3.8 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.6 
 8. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.6 
 9. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.5 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.0 
 2. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.8 
 3. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.8 
 4. Vendrame, Hitac.1.7 
 5. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.6 
 6. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 8. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.6 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.1.5 
 10. Brown, Hitachi SR1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.2.0 
 2. Chapman, Niigata .1.9 
 3. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 4. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.8 
 5. Bachynski, Hokkaido.1.8 
 6. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 7. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 8. Nephawe, Sendai1.1 
 9. McHenry, Ryukyu GK1.1 
 10. Dozier, Sanen1.1 
Player of the Week

 Ryan Rossiter
  Tochigi Brex
  ( 204-F/C-117-89 )
  

 Rick Rickert
  Cyberdyne IR
  ( 211-C/F-107-83 )
  

 Kyle Richardson
  Otsuka A.
  ( 201-F-107-91 )
  

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Next Round Schedule

Round 48 (Regular Season)

Tochigi Brex 86% Mar.25 Sendai 89ers
Chiba Jets 78% Mar.25 Hokkaido L.
Toyota Alvar 81% Mar.25 Akita NH
Yokohama BC 60% Mar.25 Toyama Grous
Niigata Albi Mar.25 Toshiba BT 58%
Sanen 59% Mar.25 Hitachi SR
Nagoya DD 66% Mar.25 Shiga L-Star
Kyoto Hannar 50% Mar.25 Ryukyu GK
Osaka Evessa Mar.25 SeaHorses 61%
Next Round Schedule

Round 49 (Regular Season)

Cyberdyne I 59% Mar.25 Yamagata
Kumamoto V. 88% Mar.25 Kagoshima
Toyotsu FE 62% Mar.25 Tokyo Z
Fukushima 85% Mar.25 Iwate Big Bu
Aomori Watts Mar.25 Gunma 52%
Shinshu BW Mar.25 Nishinomiya 82%
Bambitious N 52% Mar.25 Tokyo Excel
Ehime OV Mar.25 Shimane SM 74%
Kagawa FA Mar.25 Hiroshima D 73%
Kumamoto V. 88% Mar.24 Kagoshima
Next Round Schedule

Round 19 (Regular Season)

Kanazawa Sam 89% Apr.9 Saitama Bron
Tokyo Cinq R Apr.9 Fukuoka Rizi 82%
Tokyo HT 65% Apr.9 Otsuka A.
Kanazawa Sam 89% Apr.8 Saitama Bron
Tokyo Cinq R Apr.8 Fukuoka Rizi 82%
Tokyo HT 65% Apr.8 Otsuka A.
Interview with Chris Garnett - Feb 9, 2012


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EUROBASKET HAS THE PLEASURE OF SITTING DOWN WITH FIBA ASIAN VETERAN CHRIS GARNETT, RECENT ADDITION TO TOCHIGI BREX IN THE JAPANESE JBL. THE EXPERIENCED BIG MAN WAS SIGNED TO HELP SOLIDIFY THE POST AND PROVIDE LEADERSHIP TO THE CLUB BY VIRTUE OF HIS SUCCESS IN THE REGION. WE SAT DOWN BRIEFLY WITH LAST YEAR'S ALL ASEAN LEAGUE BIG MAN.

EU: Chris, it is such a pleasure seeing you now in Japan's Top League. How have you found it here so far?
CG: Thank you. First, I must say that Japan is an incredibly beautiful country, and then I must say that Japans Top League has a lot of talent. Basketball is certainly up and rising here and Japan should be recognized around the world for having very competitive basketball in this country. Talented players like Yuta Tabuse, the first and only Japanese player to play in the NBA, J.R. Sakuragai, Chris Moss, Ivan McFarlin, and many others right here in Japan who can easily compete and prevail in top-notch American, European, and Asian leagues.

EU: We see that the Club opted to go with a savvy vet to start the second half of the season. How smoothly or not has the addition to the team been?
CG: Transitioning to a new Club can prove to be a bit rough at times due to the number of plays that I had to learn in a short timeframe, as well as learning team members style of play, basketball habits, and personalities. Its about meshing and bonding with your team members to create a winning chemistry on and off the court. I hope to be an asset to my Club by bringing the experience, work ethics, and skills needed as the backbone of any winning team.

EU: We can see from the stats that you are seemingly not getting much the on the floor, although each time you play 10 minutes you are only 1 rebound or 1 point away from a double double. Have you any thoughts on this?
CG: Coach Palmer, who is an outstanding coach, has certain plays that he likes to run and those plays do not necessarily call for a lot of interaction on my part right now. The JBL limits foreign players to only one in the game at any given time, and Ivan (the other foreign player) does a great job when I am not in the game. So, for every minute that I am in the game, I try to produce like we are up 1 with 30 seconds left in the game. Head Coach knows best, and I am hopeful that my playing time will increase.

EU: From a mathematical standpoint, you are averaging 1 point and 1 rebound for every minute and a half played. That should equate into All Star numbers given there is adequate time on the floor. Is the club still familiarizing themselves to you?
CG: I agree. That should equal to some big numbers, and I am optimistic that I will be given adequate time on the floor. In the meanwhile, the familiarity between me and the Club has been solidified.

EU: I have heard and read quite a bit of things coming from the ASEAN League questioning your return there. Have any of the media, press or fans from last season reached out to you? Seeing that you are now in the Top League in the Region, what are your thoughts on returning to familiar haunts?
CG: While the media or press or fans have not reached out to me, I thoroughly enjoyed playing in the ASEAN League. If the opportunity presented itself with the right circumstances, there is a possibility that I might consider it. The ASEAN fans and coaches were some of the greatest. I can only hope that playing in the Top League in the Region will have its rewards.

EU: Seven rounds and fourteen games remaining in this second half of the season, do you feel that the Club can make the needed adjustments to reach the playoffs? Currently Tochigi is sitting only 2 games behind Panasonic for the 4th place in the League. Having seen the Clubs here, what are your thoughts on reaching 4th?
CG: There is a tremendous amount of talent in this League, and everybody is playing tough, hard ball to make the playoffs. For every best foot put forward by the other Club, Tochigi has got to bring one better. I am ready, willing, and able to make any adjustments needed to help take Tochigi to the playoffs and to the championship. As a Team and Club with a smart Head Coach, I know we can do it.

EU: There has also been talk of a spring/summer signing in Latin America for you. How much interest do you have in another 10-11 month stint of professional play? Last year, we saw you depart the ASEAN League and finish the regular season in Turkey only then to depart for Qatar for Cup competition.
CG: Im laughing hysterically because the rumor mill is going 150 mph. Under the right circumstances, another 10-11 months of play would be very much welcomed. I can easily adapt to most situations. Right now, I have several irons in the fire as far as the spring and summer and I cant pinpoint exactly where I will be or what I will be doing. After the JBL season ends, I will focus more on which direction I will be headed.

EU: Would you like to leave anything with us as you head into the stretch run?
CG: I cant leave without giving a shout-out to my fan base and to my friends in distant lands where I have traveled. I want to say thank you to all of my wonderful fans and friends who have given of their time and energy to come together and support me and my teammates now and over the years. You put the F in Fans when it comes to loyalty, support, and commitment and I love you all. And Sports Fans, I read in the Health Prevention magazine that there are actual health benefits of being a sports fan. Being a sports fan inspires you to get active; watching Live Sports is a workout in itself; you will live longer; its good for your relationships; and it will make you smarter. So, until we see each other again, Good Health To You!

EUROBASKET WOULD LIKE TO WISH CHRIS THE BEST AS HE MAKES THE PUSH FOR STRONG PLAYOFF POSITION IN THE JAPANESE JBL. WE KNOW THAT ONLY GREAT THINGS WILL COME WHERE HE IS CONCERNED. WE ARE ANXIOUS TO SEE THE TOCHIGI CLUB AND THE 2ND HALF OF THE JBL. BEST WISHES CHRIS!
  




JR Sakuragi
B League Round 46: Toshiba Thunders lose to Aishin Sea Horses - 5 days ago
There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of Toshiba Thunders (37-8) in Kanagawa on Friday night. Hosts were rolled over by Aishin Sea Horses (35-10) 92-65. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Aishin Sea Horses had a 32-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized off...   [read more]

Larry Owens
B League D2 Round 47: Leader Toyotsu FE loses to Nishinomiya S. - 5 days ago
The Regular Season in B League D2 is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 5 rounds. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader and games ending by tiny margin. Top ranked Toyotsu FE (33-12) recorded its twelfth loss in Hyogo on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by second ranked Nishinomiya S. (31-14) 90-61. It ended at the same time the three-gam...   [read more]

Isaac Butts
Butts' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 10 days ago
27-year old center Isaac Butts (208-C-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's best team SeaHorses and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 45. He had a double-double of 22 points and 24 rebounds, while his team outclassed Sendai 89ers (#6, 11-32) with 32-point margin 107-75. It allowed SeaHorses to consolidate first place in the Japanese league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. SeaHorses ha...   [read more]


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Childress' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 24 days ago  
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