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B League Standings
Central
 1. Hitachi SR 0-0 
 2. Niigata Albirex 0-0 
 3. Sanen 0-0 
 4. Toshiba BT 0-0 
 5. Toyama Grouses 0-0 
 6. Yokohama BC 0-0 
East
 1. Akita NH 0-0 
 2. Chiba Jets 0-0 
 3. Hokkaido L. 0-0 
 4. Sendai 89ers 0-0 
 5. Tochigi Brex 0-0 
 6. Toyota Alvark 0-0 
West
 1. Kyoto Hannar. 0-0 
 2. Nagoya DD 0-0 
 3. Osaka Evessa 0-0 
 4. Ryukyu GK 0-0 
 5. SeaHorses 0-0 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 0-0 
Last:7/19/2016
B League D2 Standings
Central
 1. Bambitious Nara 0-0 
 2. Nishinomiya S. 0-0 
 3. Shinshu BW 0-0 
 4. Tokyo Excel. 0-0 
 5. Tokyo Z 0-0 
 6. Toyotsu FE 0-0 
East
 1. Aomori Watts 0-0 
 2. Cyberdyne IR 0-0 
 3. Fukushima 0-0 
 4. Gunma 0-0 
 5. Iwate Big Bulls 0-0 
 6. Yamagata 0-0 
West
 1. Ehime OV 0-0 
 2. Hiroshima D. 0-0 
 3. Kagawa FA 0-0 
 4. Kagoshima 0-0 
 5. Kumamoto V. 0-0 
 6. Shimane SM 0-0 
Last:7/19/2016
B League D3 Standings
 1. Aisin AW 0-0 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 0-0 
 3. Kanazawa Samuraiz 0-0 
 4. Otsuka A. 0-0 
 5. Saitama Bron. 0-0 
 6. Tokyo Big Blue 0-0 
 7. Tokyo Cinq R. 0-0 
 8. Tokyo HT 0-0 
 9. Toyoda Gosei 0-0 
Last:7/19/2016
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. Chapman, Chiba J.16.9 
 9. Burrell, Mitsubis.16.9 
 10. Kanamaru, Aishin16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba13.3 
 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. Burrell, Mitsubis.9.2 
 9. Gibbs, Toyota A.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. Sakuragi, Aishin SH3.4 
 3. Tajima, Hokkaido.3.4 
 4. Furuno, Kumamoto.3.4 
 5. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.4 
 6. Tabuse, Tochigi3.3 
 7. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.3.3 
 8. Hiejima, Aishin SH3.0 
 9. Tsuji, Toshiba BT3.0 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi3.0 
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. Shorter, Hiroshim.1.6 
 7. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.1.6 
 8. Sakurai, Hokkaido.1.6 
 9. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.5 
 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. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.2 
 5. Chapman, Chiba J.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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First Round Schedule
Tochigi Brex 50% Sep.24 Akita NH
Chiba Jets 50% Sep.24 Sendai 89ers
Yokohama BC 50% Sep.24 Hitachi SR
Toyama Grous 50% Sep.24 Niigata Albi
Sanen 50% Sep.24 Toshiba BT
Nagoya DD 50% Sep.24 Kyoto Hannar
Shiga L-Star 50% Sep.24 SeaHorses
Osaka Evessa 50% Sep.24 Hokkaido L.
Toyota Alvar 50% Sep.23 Ryukyu GK
Toyota Alvar 50% Sep.22 Ryukyu GK
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First Round Schedule
Aomori Watts 50% Sep.22 Cyberdyne I
Iwate Big Bu 50% Sep.22 Fukushima
Yamagata 50% Sep.22 Gunma
Tokyo Excel 50% Sep.22 Tokyo Z
Shinshu BW 50% Sep.22 Bambitious N
Toyotsu FE 50% Sep.22 Nishinomiya
Shimane SM 50% Sep.22 Kagoshima
Ehime OV 50% Sep.22 Hiroshima D
Kumamoto V. 50% Sep.22 Kagawa FA
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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)
  




Clint
Chapman
Clint Chapman agreed terms with Niigata Albirex - 2 days ago

Niigata Albirex (B League) inked 27-year old American power forward Clint Chapman (208-111kg-89, college: Texas) from Chiba Jets. In 57 B League games in Japan he recorded very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.2bpg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese NBL Honorable Mention. The previous (14-15) season Chapman played at Dragonflies (NBL) where in 56 games he averaged remarkable 15.3ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.2bpg. He helped them to make...   [read more]

Robert
Dozier
Robert Dozier is a newcomer at Sanen - 2 days ago

Sanen Neophoenix (B League) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American forward Robert Dozier (206-102kg-85, college: Memphis). He played most recently at Alaska Aces in Filipino PBA league. Dozier managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 15 PBA games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.9ppg, 11.3rpg, 2.1apg and 1.9bpg. He also played that season for Le Mans in ProA where in 10 games he averaged 11.5ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg. Dozier also p...   [read more]

Olu Ashaolu
Sanen welcomes back Ashaolu - 2 days ago

Sanen Neophoenix (B League) landed 28-year old Canadian-Nigerian power forward Olu Ashaolu (200-88, college: Oregon). It is actually his comeback to Sanen Neophoenix as he has played here before. Ashaolu is a well-known player in Japanese B League where he played most recently at Osaka Evessa (B League). In 47 games he averaged 13.5ppg, 8.2rpg and 2.2apg last season. The previous (14-15) season Ashaolu played at Sanen Neophoenix (previous name Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix). In 58 B Le...   [read more]


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