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B Standings
Central
 1. Hitachi SR 2-0 
 2. Sanen 2-0 
 3. Niigata Albirex 1-1 
 4. Toyama Grouses 1-1 
 5. Toshiba BT 0-2 
 6. Yokohama BC 0-2 
East
 1. Toyota Alvark 2-0 
 2. Akita NH 1-1 
 3. Chiba Jets 1-1 
 4. Hokkaido L. 1-1 
 5. Sendai 89ers 1-1 
 6. Tochigi Brex 1-1 
West
 1. SeaHorses 2-0 
 2. Nagoya DD 1-1 
 3. Osaka Evessa 1-1 
 4. Kyoto Hannar. 1-1 
 5. Ryukyu GK 0-2 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:9/26/2016
B Standings
Central
 1. Bambitious Nara 2-0 
 2. Tokyo Excel. 1-1 
 3. Nishinomiya S. 1-1 
 4. Toyotsu FE 1-1 
 5. Tokyo Z 1-1 
 6. Shinshu BW 0-2 
East
 1. Fukushima 2-0 
 2. Gunma 1-1 
 3. Aomori Watts 1-1 
 4. Cyberdyne IR 1-1 
 5. Yamagata 1-1 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 0-2 
West
 1. Hiroshima D. 2-0 
 2. Kumamoto V. 2-0 
 3. Shimane SM 2-0 
 4. Ehime OV 0-2 
 5. Kagawa FA 0-2 
 6. Kagoshima 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:9/26/2016
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
 Justin BURRELL
  
  (207-F-88)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Burrell, Nagoya DD25.5 
 2. Gardner, Niigata24.0 
 3. Fazekas, Toshiba24.0 
 4. Wright, Sendai23.0 
 5. Mavunga, Shiga L.22.5 
 6. Kanamaru, SeaHo.20.5 
 7. Dozier, Sanen19.5 
 8. Edwards, SeaHorses19.5 
 9. Kojima, Kyoto H.19.0 
 10. Ono, Chiba Jets17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 16
 1. Harrellson, Osaka16.0 
 2. McHenry, Ryukyu GK13.0 
 3. Kotzur, Kyoto H.13.0 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses12.5 
 5. Armstrong, Chiba J.12.0 
 6. Rossiter, Tochigi11.0 
 7. Takeuchi, Toyota11.0 
 8. Wright, Sendai10.5 
 9. Gardner, Niigata10.0 
 10. Stephens, Akita10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Julian MAVUNGA
  
  (203-PF-90)
  Avg: 6
 1. Mavunga, Shiga L.6.0 
 2. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.5 
 3. Hirose, Hitachi SR5.5 
 4. Garrett, Toyota A.5.0 
 5. Suzuki, Sanen4.5 
 6. Tanaka, Toyota A.4.5 
 7. Tajima, Hokkaido.4.5 
 8. Kojima, Kyoto H.4.5 
 9. Burrell, Nagoya DD3.5 
 10. Matsushima, Hokka.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Tomokazu ABE
  
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Abe, Chiba Jets4.0 
 2. Tajima, Hokkaido.4.0 
 3. Tanaka, Toyota A.3.5 
 4. Viney, Toyama G.3.0 
 5. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex2.5 
 6. Nakahigashi, Nagoy.2.5 
 7. Endo, Tochigi Brex2.5 
 8. Hatakeyama, Niiga.2.5 
 9. Gibson, Osaka E.2.5 
 10. Gardner, Niigata2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Harrellson, Osaka3.5 
 2. Armstrong, Chiba J.2.5 
 3. McHenry, Ryukyu GK2.0 
 4. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex2.0 
 5. Miller, Hokkaido L.2.0 
 6. Faye, Shiga L-Sta.1.5 
 7. Takeuchi, Toyota1.5 
 8. Parker, Chiba Jets1.5 
 9. Omiya, Ryukyu GK1.5 
 10. Hilke, Toyama G.1.0 
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Round 3 (Regular Season)

Sendai 89ers 56% Oct.1 Hokkaido L.
Akita NH Oct.1 Toyota Alvar 75%
Chiba Jets 59% Oct.1 Tochigi Brex
Toshiba BT 58% Oct.1 Yokohama BC
Niigata Albi Oct.1 Hitachi SR 76%
Toyama Grous Oct.1 Sanen 75%
SeaHorses 79% Oct.1 Nagoya DD
Kyoto Hannar 56% Oct.1 Osaka Evessa
Ryukyu GK 58% Oct.1 Shiga L-Star
Toshiba BT 58% Sep.30 Yokohama BC
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Hiroshima D 59% Oct.1 Kumamoto V.
Tokyo Z 56% Oct.1 Toyotsu FE
Nishinomiya 94% Oct.1 Shinshu BW
Aomori Watts 56% Oct.1 Gunma
Fukushima 80% Oct.1 Yamagata
Cyberdyne I 93% Oct.1 Iwate Big Bu
Bambitious N 79% Oct.1 Tokyo Excel
Shimane SM 96% Oct.1 Ehime OV
Kagoshima 56% Oct.1 Kagawa FA
Hiroshima D 59% Sep.30 Kumamoto V.
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."
  




Davante
Gardner
Gardner's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 1 day ago

25-year old power forward Davante Gardner (203-PF-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for Niigata Albirex and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. He had a double-double of 29 points and 12 rebounds, while his team crushed Toyama Grouses (1-1) with 16-point margin 86-70. Thanks to this victory Niigata Albirex moved-up to the 3rd position in their group in Japanese league. Niigata Albirex is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or...   [read more]

Xavier Ford
Best players of Japanese B League D2 round 2 - 1 day ago

American Xavier Ford (201-F-93) put on an amazing game in the last round for Tokyo Z and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com B League D2 Player of the Week award for round 2. The 23-year old forward had a double-double of 38 points and sixteen rebounds, while his team edged out Tokyo Excel. (1-1) 74-72. Tokyo Z is placed at 5th position in their group in Japanese B League D2. Tokyo Z is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings....   [read more]

Andrew
Fitzgerald
Andrew Fitzgerald re-signs at Kanazawa Samuraiz - 2 days ago

Kanazawa Samuraiz (B League D3) confirmed in their roster 26-year old American power forward Andrew Fitzgerald (202-108kg-90, college: Oklahoma). He was a team leader there last season. In 51 BJ League games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.1apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected All-Japanese BJ League Sixth Man of the Year and voted to Honorable Mention. He attended University of Oklahoma until 2013 and it will be his fourth season as a pr...   [read more]


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