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NBL Standings
 1. Toyota Alvark 47-8 
 2. Tochigi Brex 42-12 
 3. Toshiba BT 38-17 
 4. Aishin SH 35-18 
 5. Hitachi SR 34-20 
 6. Hokkaido L. 28-27 
 7. Mitsubishi DD 28-28 
 8. Chiba Jets 22-33 
 9. Hiroshima D. 16-38 
 10. Kumamoto V. 13-36 
 11. Nishinomiya S. 13-41 
 12. Tsukuba R. 8-46 
Last:5/8/2016
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Toyama Grouses 39-13 
 2. Sendai 89ers 37-15 
 3. Akita NH 35-17 
 4. Niigata Albirex 34-18 
 5. Iwate Big Bulls 30-22 
 6. Fukushima 30-22 
 7. Shinshu BW 27-25 
 8. Aomori Watts 23-29 
 9. Gunma 22-30 
 10. Yokohama BC 19-33 
 11. Saitama Bron. 5-47 
 12. Tokyo Cinq R. 5-47 
Western
 1. Kyoto Hannar. 41-11 
 2. Okinawa GK 40-12 
 3. Shimane SM 37-15 
 4. Hamamatsu P. 36-16 
 5. Shiga L-Stars 35-17 
 6. Osaka Evessa 35-17 
 7. Kanazawa Samuraiz 27-23 
 8. Fukuoka Rizing 20-32 
 9. Bambitious Nara 17-35 
 10. Oita H.Devils 16-34 
 11. Takamatsu FA 11-41 
 12. Hiroshima L. 1-51 
Last:5/25/2016
NBDL Standings
 1. Toyota Tsusho 32-4 
 2. Otsuka A. 26-10 
 3. Tokyo Excel. 25-11 
 4. Yamagata 23-13 
 5. Tokyo Z 22-14 
 6. Tokyo HT 17-19 
 7. Aisin AW 16-20 
 8. Tokyo Big Blue 8-28 
 9. Kagoshima 6-30 
 10. Toyoda Gosei 5-31 
Last:4/13/2016
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Nishinom.
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 27.7
 1. Gardner, Nishinom.27.7 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba25.3 
 3. Tillman, Hokkaido23.6 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi23.5 
 5. Heytvelt, Hitac.18.2 
 6. Pattillo, Tsukuba18.0 
 7. Shorter, Hiroshim.17.9 
 8. Kanamaru, Aishin S.17.2 
 9. Chapman, Chiba J.16.9 
 10. Burrell, Mitsubis.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba13.5 
 2. Rossiter, Tochigi12.3 
 3. N'Diaye, Tsukuba11.2 
 4. Gardner, Nishinom.10.7 
 5. Butts, Aishin SH10.5 
 6. Brenton, Tochigi10.1 
 7. Tillman, Hokkaido9.8 
 8. Gibbs, Toyota A.9.2 
 9. Burrell, Mitsubis.9.2 
 10. Rickert, Chiba Je.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tommy BRENTON
  Tochigi .
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Brenton, Tochigi5.8 
 2. Furuno, Kumamoto.3.4 
 3. Sakuragi, Aishin SH3.4 
 4. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.4 
 5. Tajima, Hokkaido.3.4 
 6. Tabuse, Tochigi3.3 
 7. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.3.3 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi3.0 
 9. Hiejima, Aishin SH2.9 
 10. Tsuji, Toshiba BT2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Tommy BRENTON
  Tochigi .
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Brenton, Tochigi2.0 
 2. Gibbs, Toyota A.2.0 
 3. Parker, Toyota A.1.8 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi1.7 
 5. Hatakeyama, Nishin.1.7 
 6. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.1.6 
 7. Sakurai, Hokkaido.1.6 
 8. Shorter, Hiroshim.1.6 
 9. Tillman, Hokkaido1.5 
 10. Pattillo, Tsukuba1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  Tochigi Brex
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Naymick, Tochigi B.2.1 
 2. Edwards, Aishin SH1.7 
 3. N'Diaye, Tsukuba1.3 
 4. Chapman, Chiba J.1.2 
 5. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.2 
 6. Parker, Toyota A.1.1 
 7. Takeuchi, Hiroshim.1.1 
 8. Nephawe, Kumamoto.1.1 
 9. Butts, Aishin SH1.1 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi1.0 
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Aishin SH 56% May.30 Toshiba BT
Japanese JBL round 5 best performance: Jameel Watkins - Nov 5, 2012


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Jameel
Watkins
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)
  




Gavin
Edwards
NBL Round 1 of Finals. Aishin Sea Horses take the lead - May 29, 2016

Toshiba BT - Aishin SH 65-70 Aishin Sea Horses victoriously opened NBL Finals. They defeated Toshiba Brave Thunders for 1-0 lead. The guests trailed by 13 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 5 points. Aishin Sea Horses dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Toshiba Thunders' 24. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Aishin Sea Horses made 9 blocks. American power forward Gavin Edward...   [read more]
Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Awards 2016 - May 25, 2016


Finals MVP: Evan Ravenel (203-C/F-89) of Okinawa GK;
Player of the Year: Wendell White (198-G-84) of Sendai 89ers;
Guard of the Year: Joho Masashi (183-SF-82) of Toyama Grouses;
Forward of the Year: Scootie Randall (198-F-90) of Shimane SM;
Center of the Year: Evan Ravenel (203-C/F-89) of Okinawa GK;
Domestic Player of the Year: Joho Masashi (183-SF-82) of Toyama Grouses;
Import Player of the Year: Wendell White (198-G-84) of Sendai 89ers;
Defensive Player of the   
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Kings, Alvark to clash in B. League opener - May 24, 2016

The B. League revealed on Tuesday that the Alvark Tokyo and Ryukyu Golden Kings will tip off the inaugural season on Sept. 22 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. It is the sole game that will be played on the day, and the other matchups, which will be announced later, will be played on the weekend. For the historical opening, the league picked two powerhouse clubs from the NBL and bj-league   [read more]


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