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B Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 32-6 
 2. Sanen 22-16 
 3. Niigata Albirex 19-19 
 4. Hitachi SR 17-19 
 5. Yokohama BC 14-24 
 6. Toyama Grouses 8-30 
East
 1. Tochigi Brex 29-7 
 2. Toyota Alvark 29-7 
 3. Chiba Jets 25-13 
 4. Hokkaido L. 12-26 
 5. Akita NH 11-27 
 6. Sendai 89ers 10-28 
West
 1. SeaHorses 27-9 
 2. Nagoya DD 21-17 
 3. Osaka Evessa 19-19 
 4. Kyoto Hannar. 19-19 
 5. Ryukyu GK 16-22 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 8-30 
Full Standings
Last:2/19/2017
B Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 28-10 
 2. Nishinomiya S. 26-12 
 3. Tokyo Z 16-23 
 4. Bambitious Nara 15-23 
 5. Tokyo Excel. 14-23 
 6. Shinshu BW 11-28 
East
 1. Gunma 25-13 
 2. Fukushima 23-15 
 3. Yamagata 20-18 
 4. Aomori Watts 16-22 
 5. Cyberdyne IR 14-24 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 9-29 
West
 1. Shimane SM 31-6 
 2. Hiroshima D. 31-7 
 3. Kumamoto V. 29-9 
 4. Ehime OV 18-20 
 5. Kagawa FA 11-27 
 6. Kagoshima 5-33 
Full Standings
Last:2/19/2017
B League D3 Standings
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 23-3 
 2. Kanazawa Sam. 22-2 
 3. Otsuka A. 16-8 
 4. Tokyo HT 14-10 
 5. Aisin AW 12-14 
 6. Tokyo Cinq R. 10-16 
 7. Saitama Bron. 9-17 
 8. Toyoda Gosei 4-20 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 2-22 
Full Standings
Last:2/20/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 27.8
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT27.8 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.6 
 3. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.6 
 4. White, Sendai19.5 
 5. Burrell, Nagoya DD18.1 
 6. Rossiter, Tochigi .18.1 
 7. Garrett, Toyota A.17.9 
 8. Chapman, Niigata .17.8 
 9. Kanamaru, SeaHo.17.7 
 10. Gillenwater, Toyota A.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.3 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.2 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.12.1 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses11.5 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.10.2 
 6. Takeuchi, Toyota A.9.5 
 7. White, Sendai9.5 
 8. Kotzur, Kyoto H.9.2 
 9. Spangler, Toshi.9.1 
 10. Gardner, Niigata .8.9 
Assists Per Game
 JR SAKURAGI
  SeaHorses
  (206-C-76)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.1 
 2. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.0 
 3. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.8 
 4. Uto, Toyama G.3.8 
 5. Garrett, Toyota A.3.8 
 6. Namizato, Shiga L.3.8 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.8 
 8. Suzuki, Sanen3.6 
 9. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.5 
 10. Tajima, Hokkaido.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.1 
 2. Vendrame, Hitac.1.9 
 3. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.8 
 4. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.7 
 5. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.7 
 6. Garrett, Toyota A.1.7 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 8. Brown, Hitachi SR1.6 
 9. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.6 
 10. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.9 
 2. Chapman, Niigata .1.9 
 3. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.8 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 5. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.3 
 6. Edwards, SeaHorses1.3 
 7. Pittman, Toyama G.1.3 
 8. McHenry, Ryukyu GK1.2 
 9. Childress, Sanen1.1 
 10. Bachynski, Nagoya D.1.1 
Player of the Week

 Davante Gardner
  Niigata Albirex
  ( 203-PF-124-91 )
  

 Ryan Stephan
  Tokyo Excel.
  ( 208-C-113-94 )
  

 Josh Peppers
  Fukuoka Rizing
  ( 201-F-102-85 )
  

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Next Round Schedule

Round 40 (Regular Season)

Hokkaido L. 59% Feb.22 Sendai 89ers
Chiba Jets 72% Feb.22 Akita NH
Toyota Alvar Feb.22 Tochigi Brex 52%
Hitachi SR 56% Feb.22 Niigata Albi
Yokohama BC Feb.22 Sanen 51%
Toyama Grous Feb.22 Toshiba BT 90%
Nagoya DD Feb.22 Ryukyu GK 53%
Kyoto Hannar Feb.22 SeaHorses 60%
Osaka Evessa 65% Feb.22 Shiga L-Star
Next Round Schedule

Round 41 (Regular Season)

Gunma 64% Feb.25 Tokyo Excel
Hiroshima D 82% Feb.25 Tokyo Z
Fukushima 74% Feb.25 Shinshu BW
Toyotsu FE 77% Feb.25 Kagawa FA
Nishinomiya 76% Feb.25 Cyberdyne I
Kumamoto V. 70% Feb.25 Aomori Watts
Ehime OV 75% Feb.25 Iwate Big Bu
Kagoshima Feb.25 Yamagata 78%
Shimane SM 79% Feb.25 Bambitious N
Gunma 64% Feb.24 Tokyo Excel
Nishinomiya 76% Feb.24 Cyberdyne I
Next Round Schedule

Round 15 (Regular Season)

Tokyo Cinq R 64% Feb.26 Toyoda Gosei
Kanazawa Sam 96% Feb.26 Tokyo Big Bl
Tokyo HT 51% Feb.26 Otsuka A.
Aisin AW Feb.26 Saitama Bron 54%
Tokyo Cinq R 64% Feb.25 Toyoda Gosei
Aisin AW Feb.25 Saitama Bron 54%
Kanazawa Sam 96% Feb.25 Tokyo Big Bl
Tokyo HT 51% Feb.25 Otsuka A.
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)   




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B League D2 Round 39: Gunma defeat leader Dragonflies - 13 hours ago
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Nagoya Diamond Dolphins (B League) signed 30-year old American center David Weaver (207-113kg-87, college: Wake Forest) from Shiga L-Stars. In 28 B League games in Japan he had 8.7ppg and 6.1rpg this season. The last season Weaver played at Afyon Bld in Turkish TBL where in 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.0ppg and 7.5rpg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL 3rd Team. He is quite experienced player. Weaver has played also professionally in Germany...   [read more]


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