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B Standings
Central
 1. SeaHorses 5-1 
 2. San-en 4-2 
 3. Niigata Albirex 3-3 
 4. Toyama Grouses 3-3 
 5. Nagoya DD 1-5 
 6. Yokohama BC 1-5 
East
 1. Chiba Jets 5-1 
 2. Toyota Alvark 5-1 
 3. Toshiba BT 5-2 
 4. Hokkaido L. 4-2 
 5. Hitachi SR 3-4 
 6. Tochigi Brex 2-4 
West
 1. Ryukyu GK 5-1 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 4-2 
 3. Shimane SM 2-4 
 4. Nishinomiya S. 2-5 
 5. Osaka Evessa 1-5 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 1-6 
Full Standings
Last:10/21/2017
B Standings
Central
 1. Gunma 4-2 
 2. Shinshu BW 4-2 
 3. Cyberdyne IR 3-3 
 4. Kanazawa Sam. 3-3 
 5. Toyotsu FE 3-3 
 6. Tokyo Z 2-4 
East
 1. Akita NH 6-0 
 2. Fukushima 4-2 
 3. Sendai 89ers 3-3 
 4. Yamagata 2-4 
 5. Iwate Big Bulls 1-5 
 6. Aomori Watts 0-6 
West
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 6-0 
 2. Ehime OV 5-2 
 3. Hiroshima D. 4-2 
 4. Kumamoto V. 3-4 
 5. Bambitious Nara 1-5 
 6. Kagawa FA 1-5 
Full Standings
Last:10/21/2017
B League D3 Standings
 1. Tokyo HT 5-1 
 2. Tokyo Excel. 4-2 
 3. Saitama Bron. 4-2 
 4. Otsuka A. 3-3 
 5. Kagoshima 2-5 
 6. Tokyo Cinq R. 1-6 
 7. Aisin AW 0-0 
 8. Tokyo Big Blue 0-0 
 9. Toyoda Gosei 0-0 
Full Standings
Last:10/21/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 33.6
 1. Gardner, Niigata .33.6 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT26.4 
 3. Martin, San-en23.3 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi .19.7 
 5. Trasolini, Hokkaido.19.3 
 6. Uto, Toyama G.15.3 
 7. Kirk, Toyota Alvark15.3 
 8. Smith, Osaka E.15.0 
 9. Sacre, Hitachi SR14.9 
 10. Martin, Ryukyu GK14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 14
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .14.0 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT11.9 
 3. Scott, Shimane SM11.2 
 4. Willard, Toyama G.10.3 
 5. Davis, Toshiba BT10.3 
 6. Morrison, San-en10.2 
 7. Lammert, Nishinom.9.7 
 8. Harrellson, Hitac.9.6 
 9. Orton, SeaHorses9.4 
 10. Martin, Ryukyu GK9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Yuki TOGASHI
  Chiba Jets
  (170-PG-93)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Togashi, Chiba Jets7.5 
 2. Uto, Toyama G.6.0 
 3. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.8 
 4. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.7 
 5. Suzuki, San-en5.3 
 6. Namizato, Shiga L.5.1 
 7. Burns, Nishinomiya S.4.9 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.8 
 9. Shinoyama, Toshi.4.6 
 10. Tajima, Hokkaido.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ryoma HASHIMOTO
  SeaHo.
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hashimoto, SeaHo.2.5 
 2. Trasolini, Hokkaido.2.0 
 3. Douhara, Nishinom.1.9 
 4. Sasayama, Nagoya D.1.8 
 5. Kohei, Hokkaido L.1.8 
 6. Watanuki, Kyoto H.1.7 
 7. Ueta, Toyama G.1.7 
 8. Tani, Nishinomiya S.1.7 
 9. Chambers, Chiba J.1.5 
 10. Parmer, Yokohama.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Shiga L.
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fischer, Shiga L.2.3 
 2. Lane, Shimane SM1.7 
 3. Orton, SeaHorses1.4 
 4. Takeuchi, Tochigi .1.3 
 5. Thabeet, Yokohama.1.3 
 6. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 7. Willard, Toyama G.1.3 
 8. Martin, Ryukyu GK1.3 
 9. Lammert, Nishinom.1.3 
 10. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.3 
Player of the Week

 Davante Gardner
  Niigata Albirex
  ( 203-PF-91 )
  

 Deon Jones
  Fukushima
  ( 198-G-93 )
  

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

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Next Round Schedule

Round 9 (Regular Season)

Niigata Albi Oct.22 Hokkaido L. 60%
Toyama Grous Oct.22 Kyoto Hannar 63%
Shimane SM Oct.22 Ryukyu GK 81%
Nagoya DD Oct.22 San-en 85%
Tochigi Brex Oct.22 Toyota Alvar 84%
Yokohama BC Oct.22 SeaHorses 91%
Chiba Jets 86% Oct.22 Osaka Evessa
Next Round Schedule

Round 8 (Regular Season)

Kanazawa Sam Oct.23 Cyberdyne I 57%
Kagawa FA Oct.22 Hiroshima D 85%
Fukushima 89% Oct.22 Bambitious N
Toyotsu FE Oct.22 Tokyo Z 53%
Aomori Watts Oct.22 Akita NH 99%
Sendai 89ers 77% Oct.22 Iwate Big Bu
Yamagata Oct.22 Gunma 74%
Shinshu BW Oct.22 Fukuoka Rizi 75%
Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Regular Season)

Tokyo HT 69% Oct.22 Saitama Bron
Otsuka A. 50% Oct.22 Tokyo Excel
Rizing Fukuoka's Game-Winning turnaround. - Nov 9, 2012


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As reported by the Japan Times, Coach Atsushi Kanazawa's club triumphed twice last weekend against the Takamatsu Five Arrows to jump into fifth place in the 10-team Western Conference.

The Rizing are relying on mainstays Jun Nakanishi and Akitomo Takeno in the backcourt along with newcomers Josh Peppers, Julius Ashby and Reggie Warren for the majority of the team's production.

Also in the mix are rookie sharpshooter Zane Johnson, a University of Hawaii product, veterans Satoshi Ishitani and Masahiro Kano, along with relatively unknown Rintaro Tokunaga, Keisuke Takabatake and Junya Masumoto.

Warren was an integral part of Takamatsu and Kyoto Hannaryz playoff teams in years past, and Ashby has been to the Final Four as a member of the Five Arrows, Tokyo Apache and Niigata Albirex BB.

Peppers has made major contributions for the Sendai 89ers and Shiga Lakestars in the postseason, while Takeno and Nakanishi have also been tested in the playoffs while competing for

Niigata and Fukuoka for the former and Tokyo, Osaka Evessa and Fukuoka for the latter.

That veteran leadership has given the Rizing an edge in preparation compared with some teams without that collective experience of years spent in the bj-league.

"I think the key to our chemistry is getting a lot better each and every game," Warren told The Japan Times on Tuesday. "With me and Peppers joining the team late, I think that played a part in the slow start.

"We are all communicating to suggest different things to the coach, especially the leaders of the team with me and Jun being more of the vocal players adding a lot of input on what's going on, and coach actually listening and respecting our voice is key," added Warren, a power forward who's averaging 15.9 points and 12.5 rebounds with six double-doubles in eight games.

Peppers, averaging 18.6 ppg, is the team's top option on offense. Ashby, an athletic, forceful presence in the middle, is scoring at an 11.5 ppg clip. Takeno, one of the best pure shooters in league history, and Nakanishi, who has played in the fledgling circuit since 2005, are both contributing 9.6 ppg.

The players have not been shy about speaking out and saying what they think are keys for the team's success, Warren said.

"Everyone has respect for each other and we all have played many games in this league and understand how it works," he added, referring to the team's veteran corps. "I think we know and understand our roles and the younger guys are following our lead.

Johnson is currently nursing a sprained ankle, but has already made a strong impression during the young season's first month.

"The guy can flat-out shoot," Warren said, "and he's going to help us so much. If teams continue to try and double team me and Ashby, Zane will make them pay."

None of the current Rizing players have been on a bj-league championship team, and that motivates them to aim to be the best this season.

"We all talk about the same thing," Warren said. "All of us have the same goals: to reach the finals. I think this team has what it takes and is hungry for a title."  




Charles
Hinkle
Charles Hinkle signs at St. John's Edge - 3 days ago
St. John's Edge (NBL Canada) landed 29-year old American guard Charles Hinkle (196-93kg-88, college: American). He played most recently at Bambitious Nara in Japanese BJ League. In 34 games he averaged 15.0ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg in 2015-16 season. Hinkle also played that season for Niigata Albirex (BJ League) in Japan where in 8 games he had very impressive stats: 22.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg. He attended American University until 2012. It will be his sixth season in pro bas...   [read more]

Davante
Gardner
Gardner's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 3 days ago
26-year old power forward Davante Gardner (203-PF-91) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Niigata Albirex and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 8. He had a double-double of 47 points and 13 rebounds, while his team was edged out by San-en (#2, 4-2) 90-88. Niigata Albirex is placed at 3rd position in their group in Japanese league. Niigata Albirex is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the sta...   [read more]

Andre Murray
Best players of Japanese B League D3 round 3 - 3 days ago
American Andre Murray (188-G-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Tokyo Cinq R. and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com B League D3 Player of the Week award for round 3. The 30-year old guard had the game-high 49 points adding eight rebounds for Tokyo Cinq R. in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Saitama Bron. (#3, 4-2) 99-96. Thanks to this victory Tokyo Cinq R. moved-up to the 6th position in Japanese B League D3. The season is still in it's early...   [read more]


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Scott's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 12 days ago  
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