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B Standings
 1. Toshiba BT 8-2 
 2. Sanen 7-3 
 3. Hitachi SR 6-4 
 4. Niigata Albirex 5-5 
 5. Yokohama BC 3-7 
 6. Toyama Grouses 1-9 
 1. Tochigi Brex 8-2 
 2. Toyota Alvark 8-2 
 3. Chiba Jets 5-5 
 4. Sendai 89ers 5-5 
 5. Hokkaido L. 3-7 
 6. Akita NH 2-8 
 1. Nagoya DD 8-2 
 2. SeaHorses 7-3 
 3. Ryukyu GK 6-4 
 4. Osaka Evessa 4-6 
 5. Kyoto Hannar. 3-7 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 1-9 
Full Standings
B Standings
 1. Nishinomiya S. 9-1 
 2. Toyotsu FE 9-1 
 3. Tokyo Z 4-6 
 4. Bambitious Nara 4-6 
 5. Shinshu BW 2-8 
 6. Tokyo Excel. 2-8 
 1. Gunma 8-2 
 2. Fukushima 6-4 
 3. Yamagata 6-4 
 4. Cyberdyne IR 5-5 
 5. Aomori Watts 4-6 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 1-9 
 1. Hiroshima D. 8-2 
 2. Kumamoto V. 8-2 
 3. Shimane SM 8-2 
 4. Ehime OV 4-6 
 5. Kagawa FA 1-9 
 6. Kagoshima 1-9 
Full Standings
B League D3 Standings
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 6-0 
 2. Kanazawa Samuraiz 4-0 
 3. Tokyo HT 4-0 
 4. Saitama Bron. 1-5 
 5. Tokyo Cinq R. 1-5 
 6. Otsuka A. 0-6 
Points Per Game
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba28.7 
 2. Gardner, Niigata19.6 
 3. Chapman, Niigata19.6 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi19.4 
 5. Burrell, Nagoya DD18.7 
 6. Wright, Sendai18.1 
 7. Washburn, Yokoham.17.8 
 8. Mavunga, Shiga L.17.7 
 9. Gillenwater, Toyot.17.2 
 10. Harrellson, Osaka17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Harrellson, Osaka13.8 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba11.3 
 3. Rossiter, Tochigi11.2 
 4. Willard, Toyama G.10.9 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses10.9 
 6. Takeuchi, Toyota10.8 
 7. Kotzur, Kyoto H.10.7 
 8. Wright, Sendai9.7 
 9. Dozier, Sanen9.7 
 10. Armstrong, Chiba9.6 
Assists Per Game
 Tatsuya SUZUKI
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Suzuki, Sanen4.6 
 2. Togashi, Chiba Je.4.3 
 3. Mavunga, Shiga L.4.2 
 4. Hamilton, Ryukyu G.4.1 
 5. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.0 
 6. Shinoyama, Toshi.3.7 
 7. Tabuse, Tochigi3.7 
 8. Igarashi, Niigata3.6 
 9. Tajima, Hokkaido.3.4 
 10. Hirose, Hitachi SR3.2 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hatakeyama, Niiga.2.6 
 2. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.2 
 3. Tanaka, Toyota A.2.0 
 4. Tajima, Hokkaido.1.9 
 5. Sakurai, Hokkaido.1.8 
 6. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 7. Palmer, Akita NH1.7 
 8. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.7 
 9. Funyu, Nagoya DD1.7 
 10. Matsushima, Hokka.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Parker, Chiba Jets1.9 
 2. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.6 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka1.6 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi1.5 
 5. Chapman, Niigata1.4 
 6. Burrell, Nagoya DD1.4 
 7. Edwards, SeaHorses1.3 
 8. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.3 
 9. Hamilton, Ryukyu G.1.2 
 10. Roby, Sanen1.1 

Next Round Schedule

Round 11 (Regular Season)

Niigata Albi 87% Oct.29 Toyama Grous
Nagoya DD 51% Oct.29 SeaHorses
Osaka Evessa 68% Oct.29 Kyoto Hannar
Akita NH Oct.29 Tochigi Brex 89%
Chiba Jets 50% Oct.29 Toyota Alvar
Hitachi SR 74% Oct.29 Yokohama BC
Toshiba BT 65% Oct.29 Sanen
Toshiba BT 65% Oct.28 Sanen
Next Round Schedule

Round 11 (Regular Season)

Cyberdyne I Oct.29 Yamagata 60%
Hiroshima D 84% Oct.29 Ehime OV
Nishinomiya 94% Oct.29 Tokyo Excel
Toyotsu FE 81% Oct.29 Tokyo Z
Aomori Watts 60% Oct.29 Iwate Big Bu
Fukushima Oct.29 Gunma 57%
Bambitious N 63% Oct.29 Shinshu BW
Kagawa FA 58% Oct.29 Kagoshima
Shimane SM 51% Oct.29 Kumamoto V.
Nishinomiya 94% Oct.28 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)

B League Round 10: Leader Tochigi Brex loses to Toyota Alvark - 17 hours ago

It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in B League, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Tochigi Brex (8-2) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Toyota Alvark (8-2) 84-80. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Tochigi Brex. It was a key game for the...   [read more]

Nick Fazekas
Japanese B League round 9 best performance: Nick Fazekas - 17 hours ago

American Forward Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Toshiba BT, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 9. The 31-year old player had a double-double of 39 points and 15 rebounds, while his team crushed Toyama Grouses (#6, 1-9) with 22-point margin 112-90. It allowed Toshiba BT to consolidate first place in the Japanese B League. Toshiba BT have a solid 8-2 record. In the team's last game Fazekas had a remarkable 68.8% from 2-p...   [read more]

B League D2 Round 10 of Regular Season - 17 hours ago

Third-ranked Bambitious Nara (4-6) gave a tough game to first ranked Nishinomiya S. (9-1) in Hyogo on Sunday. Nishinomiya S. managed to secure only three-point victory 92-89. However their fans expected easier game. Tadahiro Yanagawa scored 25 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Nishinomiya S. have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-1 record, which they share with Toyotsu FE. Bambitious Nara at the other side keeps the third p...   [read more]

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