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B Standings
Central
 1. SeaHorses 44-9 
 2. Nagoya DD 26-27 
 3. San-en 23-30 
 4. Toyama Grouses 22-31 
 5. Niigata Albirex 22-31 
 6. Yokohama BC 16-37 
East
 1. Chiba Jets 40-13 
 2. Toyota Alvark 39-15 
 3. Toshiba BT 37-18 
 4. Tochigi Brex 31-24 
 5. Hokkaido L. 26-27 
 6. Hitachi SR 25-29 
West
 1. Ryukyu GK 41-12 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 32-21 
 3. Osaka Evessa 20-33 
 4. Shiga L-Stars 19-34 
 5. Nishinomiya S. 9-44 
 6. Shimane SM 8-45 
Full Standings
Last:4/21/2018
B Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 32-21 
 2. Cyberdyne IR 31-21 
 3. Gunma 29-23 
 4. Kanazawa Sam. 24-28 
 5. Shinshu BW 23-29 
 6. Tokyo Z 20-33 
East
 1. Akita NH 47-6 
 2. Fukushima 31-20 
 3. Yamagata 24-29 
 4. Sendai 89ers 20-33 
 5. Aomori Watts 15-38 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 7-46 
West
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 43-10 
 2. Kumamoto V. 37-16 
 3. Hiroshima D. 29-24 
 4. Ehime OV 29-24 
 5. Kagawa FA 18-33 
 6. Bambitious Nara 14-39 
Full Standings
Last:4/15/2018
B League D3 Standings
 1. Tokyo HT 7-1 
 2. Otsuka A. 5-3 
 3. Tokyo Excel. 5-3 
 4. Kagoshima 4-4 
 5. Saitama Bron. 2-6 
 6. Tokyo Cinq R. 1-7 
Stage Two Standings
Full Standings
Last:4/15/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 29.2
 1. Gardner, Niigata .29.2 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT25.2 
 3. Trasolini, Hokkaido.18.3 
 4. Edwards, Chiba J.18.3 
 5. Scott, Shimane SM17.9 
 6. Uto, Toyama G.16.9 
 7. Smith, Kyoto H.16.8 
 8. Sacre, Hitachi SR16.8 
 9. Kirk, Toyota Alvark16.6 
 10. Kanamaru, SeaHo.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F/C-85)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT10.9 
 2. Scott, Shimane SM10.9 
 3. Rossiter, Tochigi .10.6 
 4. Gardner, Niigata .10.1 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses9.9 
 6. Fischer, Shiga L.9.5 
 7. Smith, Kyoto H.9.4 
 8. Kirk, Toyota Alvark9.1 
 9. Lammert, Nishinom.8.9 
 10. Harrellson, Hitac.8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Uto, Toyama G.7.3 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.7.1 
 3. Igarashi, Niigata .5.5 
 4. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.3 
 5. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.2 
 6. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.2 
 7. Tajima, Hokkaido.4.7 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.6 
 9. Suzuki, San-en4.5 
 10. Tatsuya, Kyoto H.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Chiba Jets
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 2. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.5 
 3. Parmer, Yokohama.1.5 
 4. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.5 
 5. Burns, Nishinomiya S.1.5 
 6. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.5 
 7. Hashimoto, SeaHo.1.4 
 8. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.4 
 9. Vendrame, Hitac.1.4 
 10. Namizato, Shiga L.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Hasheem THABEET
  Yokohama.
  (218-C-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.3 
 2. Fischer, Shiga L.2.1 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.5 
 4. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.4 
 5. Martin, Ryukyu GK1.3 
 6. Benson, Osaka E.1.3 
 7. Edwards, Chiba J.1.2 
 8. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.2 
 9. Scott, Shimane SM1.1 
 10. Lane, Shimane SM1.1 
Player of the Week

 Joshua Smith
  Kyoto Hannar.
  ( 208-C-92 )
  

 Nyika Williams
  Ehime OV
  ( 203-F/C-87 )
  

 Darnell Martin
  Kagoshima
  ( 198-F-91 )
  

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Toyota Alvar 74% Apr.22 San-en
Nagoya DD 73% Apr.22 Toyama Grous
Hokkaido L. 51% Apr.22 Osaka Evessa
Kyoto Hannar 73% Apr.22 Yokohama BC
Nishinomiya Apr.22 Shiga L-Star 66%
SeaHorses 58% Apr.22 Ryukyu GK
Shimane SM Apr.22 Niigata Albi 56%
Hitachi SR Apr.22 Chiba Jets 54%
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Iwate Big Bu Apr.21 Cyberdyne I 86%
Akita NH 78% Apr.21 Sendai 89ers
Yamagata Apr.21 Hiroshima D 51%
Fukushima 75% Apr.21 Tokyo Z
Shinshu BW 56% Apr.21 Kanazawa Sam
Toyotsu FE Apr.21 Gunma 52%
Bambitious N Apr.21 Kagawa FA 59%
Fukuoka Rizi 72% Apr.21 Kumamoto V.
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Sakuragi's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - Dec 10, 2012


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36-year old power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-F/C-76) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Aishin SH and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
He had a double-double of 35 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Toshiba BT (#5, 10-10) 88-81. Aishin SH maintains the 2nd position in Japanese league. They are still close to the very top. Aishin SH would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 17-3 record. In the team's last game Sakuragi had a remarkable 76.5% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Aishin SH, through which he has constantly improved. Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles graduate has very impressive stats this year. Sakuragi. Sakuragi is in league's top in points (4th best: 16.1ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 12.8rpg) and averages solid 52.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) of Toshiba BT. He is American forward in his first season at Toshiba BT. In the last game Fazekas recorded impressive double-double of 31 points and 18 rebounds. Bad luck as Toshiba BT lost that game 81-88 to the higher-ranked Aishin SH (#2, 17-3). This loss caused Toshiba BT to drop to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 10-10 record is not bad and everything may still change. Fazekas is a newcomer at Toshiba BT and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.3ppg (#1). He also registered 12.9 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) of league's leader Toyota Alvark. Takeuchi scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Toyota Alvark, leading his team to a 88-57 easy win against #3 ranked Panasonic T. in a game of the week. Many experts and fans count Toyota Alvark as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 18 victories and only two lost games. They are currently at the very top of the standings. Takeuchi has a great season in Japan. After 20 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 8.2ppg (9th best), rebounds with 7.3rpg (4th best) and assists with 1.0apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jamar Smith (206-F/C-80) of Hitachi SR - 17 points and 7 rebounds
5. Takuya Kawamura (193-G-86) of Tochigi Brex - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists
6. Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) of Toshiba BT - 20 points and 10 rebounds
7. Takatoshi Furukawa (190-G/F-87) of Aishin SH - 30 points and 2 rebounds
8. Joevan Catron (198-F-88) of Hokkaido L. - 18 points and 12 rebounds
9. Shunsuke Ito (204-C/F-79) of Tochigi Brex - 13 points and 11 rebounds

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)   




Joshua Smith
Japanese B League round 33 best performance: Joshua Smith (by Interperformances) - 5 days ago
JOSHUA SMITH American Center Joshua Smith (208-C-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Kyoto Hannar., receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 33. The 25-year old player had a double-double of 32 points and 14 rebounds, while his team edged out Hokkaido L. (#5, 26-27) 73-71. Kyoto Hannar. maintains the 2nd position in their group in Japanese B League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier thi...   [read more]

Nyika
Williams
Best players of Japanese B League D2 round 54 (by Interperformances) - 5 days ago
NYIKA WILLIAMS Experienced Vincentian Nyika Williams (203-F/C-87) had a great game in the last round for Ehime OV and that's him to receive a Interperformances B League D2 Player of the Week award for round 54. The 30-year old power forward had a double-double of 29 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team beat Kanazawa Sam. (#4, 24-28) 93-83. Ehime OV maintains the 4th position in their group in Japanese B League D2. Ehime OV is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the mi...   [read more]

Darnell
Martin
Martin's double-double lands him B League D3 (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - 5 days ago
26-year old forward Darnell Martin (198-F-91) had a great game in the last round for Kagoshima and receives a Interperformances B League D3 Player of the Week award for round 4 (Second Stage). He had a double-double of 32 points and 10 rebounds, while his team crushed Saitama Bron. (#5, 2-6) with 23-point margin 91-68. Kagoshima maintains the 4th position in Japanese B League D3. Kagoshima is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings.    [read more]


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