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B Standings
 1. SeaHorses 28-8 
 2. Toyama Grouses 17-19 
 3. Nagoya DD 17-19 
 4. San-en 15-21 
 5. Niigata Albirex 14-22 
 6. Yokohama BC 11-25 
 1. Toyota Alvark 28-8 
 2. Chiba Jets 26-10 
 3. Toshiba BT 24-13 
 4. Hitachi SR 22-15 
 5. Tochigi Brex 19-17 
 6. Hokkaido L. 19-18 
 1. Ryukyu GK 29-8 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 21-16 
 3. Osaka Evessa 12-24 
 4. Shiga L-Stars 11-25 
 5. Shimane SM 7-29 
 6. Nishinomiya S. 7-30 
Full Standings
B Standings
 1. Gunma 22-14 
 2. Toyotsu FE 22-14 
 3. Kanazawa Sam. 17-18 
 4. Cyberdyne IR 17-18 
 5. Shinshu BW 16-19 
 6. Tokyo Z 13-23 
 1. Akita NH 32-4 
 2. Fukushima 21-13 
 3. Yamagata 15-21 
 4. Sendai 89ers 14-22 
 5. Aomori Watts 9-27 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 4-32 
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 29-7 
 2. Kumamoto V. 26-11 
 3. Ehime OV 22-15 
 4. Hiroshima D. 19-18 
 5. Kagawa FA 16-18 
 6. Bambitious Nara 8-28 
Full Standings
B League D3 Standings
 1. Tokyo HT 18-6 
 2. Saitama Bron. 18-6 
 3. Otsuka A. 18-6 
 4. Toyoda Gosei 15-9 
 5. Tokyo Excel. 11-11 
 6. Kagoshima 11-13 
 7. Aisin AW 8-14 
 8. Tokyo Cinq R. 3-19 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 2-20 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  Avg: 28.9
 1. Gardner, Niigata .28.9 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT25.4 
 3. Martin, San-en19.3 
 4. Trasolini, Hokkaido.18.7 
 5. Scott, Shimane SM17.8 
 6. Edwards, Chiba J.17.8 
 7. Uto, Toyama G.16.5 
 8. Kirk, Toyota Alvark16.5 
 9. Kanamaru, SeaHo.15.5 
 10. Sacre, Hitachi SR15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
  Shimane SM
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Scott, Shimane SM10.9 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT10.7 
 3. Rossiter, Tochigi .10.5 
 4. Gardner, Niigata .10.0 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses9.5 
 6. Fischer, Shiga L.9.2 
 7. Thabeet, Yokohama.9.1 
 8. Harrellson, Hitac.9.0 
 9. Lammert, Nishinom.8.9 
 10. Parker, Chiba Jets8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  Avg: 7
 1. Uto, Toyama G.7.0 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.6.7 
 3. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.5 
 4. Igarashi, Niigata .5.3 
 5. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.1 
 6. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.0 
 7. Suzuki, San-en4.9 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.7 
 9. Sasayama, Nagoya D.4.6 
 10. Burns, Nishinomiya S.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Chiba Jets
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 2. Parmer, Yokohama.1.7 
 3. Burns, Nishinomiya S.1.6 
 4. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.6 
 5. Vendrame, Hitac.1.5 
 6. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.5 
 7. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.4 
 8. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.4 
 9. Douhara, Nishinom.1.3 
 10. Tani, Nishinomiya S.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Hasheem THABEET
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.5 
 2. Fischer, Shiga L.2.4 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.5 
 4. Edwards, Chiba J.1.3 
 5. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 6. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.3 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets1.2 
 8. Martin, Ryukyu GK1.2 
 9. Lane, Shimane SM1.1 
 10. Pomare, Osaka E.1.0 
Player of the Week

 Julian Mavunga
  Kyoto Hannar.
  ( 203-PF-90 )

 Josh Duinker
  Kumamoto V.
  ( 209-F/C-89 )

 Eve Nyokozera
  Aisin AW
  ( 199-C-93 )


Japanese Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 25 (Regular Season)

Chiba Jets 63% Feb.18 Toyota Alvar
San-en Feb.18 Yokohama BC 54%
Niigata Albi 52% Feb.18 Nagoya DD
SeaHorses 80% Feb.18 Toyama Grous
Shiga L-Star 55% Feb.18 Osaka Evessa
Tochigi Brex 82% Feb.18 Shimane SM
Next Round Schedule

Round 39 (Regular Season)

Iwate Big Bu Feb.18 Tokyo Z 55%
Sendai 89ers 60% Feb.18 Aomori Watts
Fukushima 73% Feb.18 Yamagata
Cyberdyne I Feb.18 Fukuoka Rizi 71%
Kanazawa Sam 51% Feb.18 Bambitious N
Shinshu BW 63% Feb.18 Toyotsu FE
Kagawa FA Feb.18 Akita NH 78%
Next Round Schedule

Round 19 (Regular Season)

Aisin AW 64% Feb.18 Tokyo Excel
Tokyo Cinq R Feb.18 Kagoshima 68%
Otsuka A. 69% Feb.18 Toyoda Gosei
Tokyo Big Bl Feb.18 Tokyo HT 72%
Tokyo Cinq R Feb.17 Kagoshima 68%
Otsuka A. 69% Feb.17 Toyoda Gosei
Tokyo Big Bl Feb.17 Tokyo HT 72%
Aisin AW 64% Feb.17 Tokyo Excel
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 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 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)   

Josh Duinker
Japanese B League D2 round 37 best performance: Josh Duinker (by Interperformances) - 1 day ago
JOSH DUINKER Dutch-Australian Power forward Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Kumamoto V., receiving a Interperformances B League D2 Player of the Week award for round 37. The 28-year old player was the main contributor (27 points, eight rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Shinshu BW (#5, 16-19) 76-67. Kumamoto V. maintains the 2nd position in their group in Japanese B League D2. They would have been even better if they...   [read more]

Josh Peppers
B2 League Round 37: Toyotsu FE loses the game and top position - 2 days ago
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. There was a change at the B League D2 leadership position after last games. The most important game of round 37 was a defeat of league's leader Toyotsu FE (22-14). They were crushed by first ranked Fukuoka Rizing (29-7) 107-84 on Sunday night. Fukuoka Rizing dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Toyotsu FE's 30. They outrebounded Toyotsu FE 33-21 including 23 on the defensive glass. Fukuoka Riz...   [read more]

Japanese B League round 24 best performance: Julian Mavunga (by Interperformances) - 4 days ago
JULIAN MAVUNGA Zimbabwean-American Power forward Julian Mavunga (203-PF-90, agency: Pensack Sports) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Kyoto Hannar., receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 24. The 27-year old player was the main contributor (38 points, four rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Niigata Albirex (#5, 14-22) 94-92. Kyoto Hannar. maintains the 2nd position in their group in Japanese B League. Th...   [read more]

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Tapscott's double-double lands him B League D2 Player of the Week award - 4 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League D3 round 18 - 4 days ago  
B League Round 24: #1 Toyota Alvark is defeated by Toshiba Thunders - 5 days ago  
B League D3 Round 18: Leader Tokyo HT loses to Otsuka A. - 5 days ago  
B2 League Round 36: Fukuoka Rizing defeats leader Toyotsu FE - 5 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League D2 round 35 - 9 days ago  
B2 League Round 35: Kumamoto V. is upset by Kagawa FA - 11 days ago  
Fazekas' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 11 days ago  
Japanese B League D2 round 34 best performance: Rick Rickert (by Interperformances) - 11 days ago  
Japanese B League D3 round 17 best performance: Kyle Richardson - 11 days ago  
B League Round 23: Kyoto Hannar. defeats leader Ryukyu GK - 12 days ago  
Gibson is back at Osaka Evessa - 12 days ago  
B League D3 Round 17: Tokyo HT defeats Aisin AW in the closest game of the week - 12 days ago  
B2 League Round 34: #1 Fukuoka Rizing is defeated by Dragonflies - 12 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League round 22 (by Interperformances) - 18 days ago  
Stutz's double-double lands him B League D2 Interperformances Player of the Week award - 18 days ago  
Olivier's double-double lands him B League D3 Player of the Week award - 18 days ago  
B1 League Round 22: Leader Aishin Sea Horses lose to Niigata Albirex - 19 days ago  
B2 League Round 33: Fukushima defeats leader Fukuoka Rizing - 19 days ago  
B League D3 Round 16: Toyoda Gosei defeats leader Tokyo HT - 19 days ago  
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