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B League Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 49-11 
 2. San-en 33-27 
 3. Hitachi SR 32-28 
 4. Niigata Albirex 27-33 
 5. Toyama Grouses 18-42 
 6. Yokohama BC 16-44 
East
 1. Tochigi Brex 46-14 
 2. Toyota Alvark 44-16 
 3. Chiba Jets 44-16 
 4. Hokkaido L. 23-37 
 5. Akita NH 18-42 
 6. Sendai 89ers 14-46 
West
 1. SeaHorses 46-14 
 2. Ryukyu GK 29-31 
 3. Osaka Evessa 28-32 
 4. Nagoya DD 27-33 
 5. Kyoto Hannar. 25-35 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 21-39 
Last:5/23/2017
B Standings
Central
 1. Nishinomiya S. 43-17 
 2. Toyotsu FE 42-18 
 3. Tokyo Z 27-33 
 4. Bambitious Nara 24-36 
 5. Tokyo Excel. 22-38 
 6. Shinshu BW 14-46 
East
 1. Gunma 40-20 
 2. Cyberdyne IR 32-28 
 3. Fukushima 30-30 
 4. Aomori Watts 29-31 
 5. Yamagata 26-34 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 15-45 
West
 1. Shimane SM 51-9 
 2. Hiroshima D. 46-14 
 3. Kumamoto V. 44-16 
 4. Ehime OV 29-31 
 5. Kagawa FA 19-41 
 6. Kagoshima 7-53 
Last:5/8/2017
B League D3 Stage Two Standings
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 9-1 
 2. Kanazawa Sam. 8-2 
 3. Tokyo HT 5-5 
 4. Tokyo Cinq R. 4-6 
 5. Saitama Bron. 3-7 
 6. Otsuka A. 1-9 
Stage One Standings
Last:5/7/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT26.6 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.9 
 3. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.5 
 4. Chapman, Niigata .18.9 
 5. Childress, San-en18.9 
 6. Garrett, Toyota A.18.3 
 7. Stone, Chiba Jets17.9 
 8. White, Sendai17.7 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .17.1 
 10. Kanamaru, SeaHo.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.0 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.6 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.6 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses11.5 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.9.7 
 6. Childress, San-en9.5 
 7. Sacre, Hitachi SR8.8 
 8. Mangano, Sendai8.8 
 9. Gardner, Niigata .8.8 
 10. Parker, Chiba Jets8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Uto, Toyama G.4.3 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.4.2 
 3. Garrett, Toyota A.4.0 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.0 
 5. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.0 
 6. Suzuki, San-en3.9 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.7 
 8. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.5 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.4 
 10. Hiejima, SeaHorses3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.0 
 2. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.7 
 3. Vendrame, Hitac.1.6 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 5. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 6. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.5 
 7. Garrett, Toyota A.1.5 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.5 
 9. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.5 
 10. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.9 
 2. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 3. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.7 
 4. Chapman, Niigata .1.7 
 5. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 6. Bachynski, Hokkaido.1.3 
 7. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 8. Childress, San-en1.2 
 9. Pittman, Toyama G.1.1 
Player of the Week

 Julian Mavunga
  Shiga L-Stars
  ( 203-PF-90 )
  

 Scootie Randall
  Cyberdyne IR
  ( 198-F-90 )
  

 Gyno Pomare
  Kanazawa Sam.
  ( 203-F-86 )
  

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Rizing Fukuoka's Game-Winning turnaround. - Nov 9, 2012


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EMEKA EKE
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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."  




Jamie
Andrisevic
Andrisevic named new Hiroshima Dragonflies coach - 3 days ago
Jamie Andrisevic , who served as an assistant coach for the Kyoto Hannaryz last season, has been hired as the new bench boss of the Hiroshima Dragonflies, the B. League second-division squad announced Friday. Andrisevic, 35, replaces Sako Kenichi , who guided the club from its inception in 2014 through this past season. The Dragonflies went 46-14 in the inaugural B. League campaign. Andrisevic, a former Arizona State post player, worked as an assistant and associated head coach for the Sa...   [read more]

Shawn Dennis
Coach Shawn Dennis takes over at Shiga L-Stars - 10 days ago
Shiga Lakestars (B League) will be led by experienced 52-year old Australian coach Shawn Dennis from Tochigi Brex. He helped them to win the league title. Dennis used to coach New Zealand Women National Team back in 2009. He has coached also professionally for other Australian teams like Illawarra Hawks, Perth Wildcats and Townsville Crocodiles. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Japan   [read more]

Daniel
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Daniel Dillon (ex Hiroshima D.) agreed terms with Kilsyth Cobras - 10 days ago
Kilsyth Cobras (SEABL) inked 31-year old former Australian international guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona, agency: Babcock Sports). He played most recently at Hiroshima Dragonflies in Japanese B League D2. In 63 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.6apg last season. Dillon helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in B League D2 West Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com...   [read more]


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