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B League Standings
Central
 1. SeaHorses 48-12 
 2. Nagoya DD 31-29 
 3. Niigata Albirex 28-32 
 4. San-en 25-35 
 5. Toyama Grouses 24-36 
 6. Yokohama BC 18-42 
East
 1. Chiba Jets 46-14 
 2. Toyota Alvark 44-16 
 3. Toshiba BT 41-19 
 4. Tochigi Brex 34-26 
 5. Hitachi SR 28-32 
 6. Hokkaido L. 26-34 
West
 1. Ryukyu GK 42-18 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 34-26 
 3. Shiga L-Stars 24-36 
 4. Osaka Evessa 24-36 
 5. Nishinomiya S. 12-48 
 6. Shimane SM 11-49 
Full Standings
Last:5/23/2018
B League D2 Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 39-21 
 2. Cyberdyne IR 38-22 
 3. Gunma 32-28 
 4. Kanazawa Sam. 28-32 
 5. Shinshu BW 25-35 
 6. Tokyo Z 20-40 
East
 1. Akita NH 54-6 
 2. Fukushima 38-22 
 3. Yamagata 25-35 
 4. Sendai 89ers 21-39 
 5. Aomori Watts 18-42 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 7-53 
West
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 47-13 
 2. Kumamoto V. 41-19 
 3. Hiroshima D. 33-27 
 4. Ehime OV 33-27 
 5. Kagawa FA 22-38 
 6. Bambitious Nara 19-41 
Full Standings
Last:5/23/2018
B League D3 Stage Two Standings
 1. Tokyo HT 17-3 
 2. Otsuka A. 13-7 
 3. Tokyo Excel. 12-8 
 4. Kagoshima 8-12 
 5. Saitama Bron. 8-12 
 6. Tokyo Cinq R. 2-18 
Stage Two Standings
Full Standings
Last:5/20/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Gardner, Niigata .28.7 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT25.3 
 3. Trasolini, Hokkaido.19.0 
 4. Scott, Shimane SM18.3 
 5. Edwards, Chiba J.18.0 
 6. Gibson, Osaka E.17.0 
 7. Uto, Toyama G.16.9 
 8. Smith, Kyoto H.16.8 
 9. Sacre, Hitachi SR16.6 
 10. Kirk, Toyota Alvark16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh SCOTT
  Shimane SM
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Scott, Shimane SM10.9 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT10.9 
 3. Butts, SeaHorses10.5 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi .10.2 
 5. Fischer, Shiga L.9.9 
 6. Gardner, Niigata .9.9 
 7. Smith, Kyoto H.9.4 
 8. Lammert, Nishinom.8.9 
 9. Harrellson, Hitac.8.8 
 10. Kirk, Toyota Alvark8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Uto, Toyama G.7.6 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.7.4 
 3. Igarashi, Niigata .5.6 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.3 
 5. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.2 
 6. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.1 
 7. Tajima, Hokkaido.4.7 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.6 
 9. Tsuji, Toshiba BT4.4 
 10. Tatsuya, Kyoto H.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Chiba Jets
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Parker, Chiba Jets1.9 
 2. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.6 
 3. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.5 
 4. Burns, Nishinomiya S.1.5 
 5. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.4 
 6. Parmer, Yokohama.1.4 
 7. Namizato, Shiga L.1.4 
 8. Vendrame, Hitac.1.4 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.3 
 10. Fazekas, Toshiba BT1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Hasheem THABEET
  Yokohama.
  (218-C-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.3 
 2. Fischer, Shiga L.2.2 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.5 
 4. Benson, Osaka E.1.4 
 5. Martin, Ryukyu GK1.3 
 6. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.3 
 7. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 8. Edwards, Chiba J.1.1 
 9. Lane, Shimane SM1.1 
 10. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.1 
Player of the Week

 Davante Gardner
  Niigata Albirex
  ( 203-PF-91 )
  

 Josh Duinker
  Kumamoto V.
  ( 209-F/C-89 )
  

 Andre Murray
  Tokyo Cinq R.
  ( 188-G-87 )
  

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Japanese JBL round 5 best performance: Jameel Watkins - Nov 5, 2012


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American Jameel Watkins (211-C/F-77) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Panasonic T., receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 35-year old player had a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out Mitsubishi DD (#6, 3-7) 77-74. Panasonic T. maintains the 2nd position in Japanese JBL. They are still close to the very top. Panasonic T. would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 8-2 record. Watkins turned to be Panasonic T.'s top player in his first season with the team. Former Georgetown University star has very solid stats this year. Watkins is in league's top in points (3rd best: 17.6ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 11.5rpg) and averages impressive 1.9bpg and 59.5% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 35-year old American Ron Hale (203-F-77) of Mitsubishi DD. Hale had a very good evening with a double-double of 28 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Mitsubishi DD was edged by the higher-ranked Panasonic T. (#2, 8-2) 68-67. Mitsubishi DD is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-7 record. Hale is one of the most experienced players at Mitsubishi DD and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) of Toshiba BT (#5). Fazekas scored 19 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Toshiba BT, leading his team to a 71-49 easy win against the higher-ranked Toyota Alvark (#1, 8-2). Toshiba BT needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 4 lost games. Fazekas has a great season in Japan. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.1ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 9.8rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. J.R. Sakuragi (206-F/C-76) of Aishin SH - 11 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Joji Takeuchi (207-F/C-85) of Hitachi SR - 19 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Tilo Klette (206-C/F-77) of Hokkaido L. - 20 points and 15 rebounds
7. J.R. Sakuragi (206-F/C-76) of Aishin SH - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Magnum Rolle (211-C/F-86) of Mitsubishi DD - 32 points and 6 rebounds
9. Jamar Smith (206-F/C-80) of Hitachi SR - 20 points and 7 rebounds
10. Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) of Toyota Alvark - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)   




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David Wear
Kings add Wear to their roster, ex Osaka Evessa - 2 days ago
DAVID WEAR Sydney Kings (NBL) added to their roster 27-year old American forward David Wear (208-86kg-90, college: UCLA). He played last season at played at Osaka Evessa in Japanese B League. In 60 games he had 7.7ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.0apg. The previous (16-17) season Wear played at Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 30 games he recorded 6.2ppg and 2.4rpg. He also played 12 games in Eurocup where he averaged 5.9ppg and 2.8rpg. Wear has tried to make it to the NBA and pla...   [read more]

Andre Murray
Murray's double-double lands him B League D3 (Second Stage) Interperformances Player of the Week award - 6 days ago
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