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B League Standings
Central
 1. SeaHorses 48-12 
 2. Nagoya DD 31-29 
 3. Niigata Albirex 28-32 
 4. San-en 25-35 
 5. Toyama Grouses 24-36 
 6. Yokohama BC 18-42 
East
 1. Chiba Jets 46-14 
 2. Toyota Alvark 44-16 
 3. Toshiba BT 41-19 
 4. Tochigi Brex 34-26 
 5. Hitachi SR 28-32 
 6. Hokkaido L. 26-34 
West
 1. Ryukyu GK 42-18 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 34-26 
 3. Shiga L-Stars 24-36 
 4. Osaka Evessa 24-36 
 5. Nishinomiya S. 12-48 
 6. Shimane SM 11-49 
Last:5/23/2018
B League D2 Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 39-21 
 2. Cyberdyne IR 38-22 
 3. Gunma 32-28 
 4. Kanazawa Sam. 28-32 
 5. Shinshu BW 25-35 
 6. Tokyo Z 20-40 
East
 1. Akita NH 54-6 
 2. Fukushima 38-22 
 3. Yamagata 25-35 
 4. Sendai 89ers 21-39 
 5. Aomori Watts 18-42 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 7-53 
West
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 47-13 
 2. Kumamoto V. 41-19 
 3. Hiroshima D. 33-27 
 4. Ehime OV 33-27 
 5. Kagawa FA 22-38 
 6. Bambitious Nara 19-41 
Last:5/23/2018
B League D3 Stage Two Standings
 1. Tokyo HT 17-3 
 2. Otsuka A. 13-7 
 3. Tokyo Excel. 12-8 
 4. Kagoshima 8-12 
 5. Saitama Bron. 8-12 
 6. Tokyo Cinq R. 2-18 
Stage Two Standings
Last:5/20/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Gardner, Niigata .28.7 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT25.3 
 3. Trasolini, Hokkaido.19.0 
 4. Scott, Shimane SM18.3 
 5. Edwards, Chiba J.18.0 
 6. Gibson, Osaka E.17.0 
 7. Uto, Toyama G.16.9 
 8. Smith, Kyoto H.16.8 
 9. Sacre, Hitachi SR16.6 
 10. Kirk, Toyota Alvark16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh SCOTT
  Shimane SM
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Scott, Shimane SM10.9 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT10.9 
 3. Butts, SeaHorses10.5 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi .10.2 
 5. Fischer, Shiga L.9.9 
 6. Gardner, Niigata .9.9 
 7. Smith, Kyoto H.9.4 
 8. Lammert, Nishinom.8.9 
 9. Harrellson, Hitac.8.8 
 10. Kirk, Toyota Alvark8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Uto, Toyama G.7.6 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.7.4 
 3. Igarashi, Niigata .5.6 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.3 
 5. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.2 
 6. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.1 
 7. Tajima, Hokkaido.4.7 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.6 
 9. Tsuji, Toshiba BT4.4 
 10. Tatsuya, Kyoto H.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Chiba Jets
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Parker, Chiba Jets1.9 
 2. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.6 
 3. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.5 
 4. Burns, Nishinomiya S.1.5 
 5. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.4 
 6. Parmer, Yokohama.1.4 
 7. Namizato, Shiga L.1.4 
 8. Vendrame, Hitac.1.4 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.3 
 10. Fazekas, Toshiba BT1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Hasheem THABEET
  Yokohama.
  (218-C-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.3 
 2. Fischer, Shiga L.2.2 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.5 
 4. Benson, Osaka E.1.4 
 5. Martin, Ryukyu GK1.3 
 6. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.3 
 7. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 8. Edwards, Chiba J.1.1 
 9. Lane, Shimane SM1.1 
 10. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.1 
Player of the Week

 Davante Gardner
  Niigata Albirex
  ( 203-PF-91 )
  

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

 Andre Murray
  Tokyo Cinq R.
  ( 188-G-87 )
  

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White's 28 points and 7 rebounds give him BJ League Player of the Week award - Jan 14, 2013


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Wendell
White
28-year old guard Wendell White (198-G-84, agency: Top Notch Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Hamamatsu P. and receives a Asia-basket.com BJ League Player of the Week award for round 27.
He had the game-high 28 points adding seven rebounds and three assists for Hamamatsu P. in his team's victory, helping them to beat Fukuoka Rizing (#4, 16-9) 104-89. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Hamamatsu P. maintains the 2nd position in Japanese BJ League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Hamamatsu P. will need more victories to improve their 18-9 record. In the team's last game White had a remarkable 61.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Hamamatsu P.'s top player in his first season with the team. University of Nevada - Las Vegas graduate has very impressive stats this year. White is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 8.5rpg).

Second best performed player last round was Joe Werner (201-C-84) of Chiba Jets. He is American center in his first season at Chiba Jets. In the last game Werner recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 16 rebounds. Of course he lead Chiba Jets to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Saitama Bron. (#11, 3-20) 90-67. Chiba Jets' 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 11-12 record. Werner is a newcomer at Chiba Jets and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.4ppg (#7). He also registered 10.8 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to center Jeral Davis (216-C-84) of Shimane SM (#3). Davis scored 29 points and grabbed sixteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Davis' great performance Shimane SM lost 90-91 to the lower-ranked Miyazaki SS (#10, 4-21). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Shimane SM needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 16 victories and 9 lost games. Davis has a very solid season. In 25 games in Japan he scored 14.2ppg. He also has 7.4rpg, 3.5bpg and FGP: 55.9%. Davis attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Takuma Yamashiro (167-PG-85) of Saitama Bron. - 22 points and 16 rebounds
5. Marshall Brown (199-F-85) of Akita NH - 35 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Kenji Sato (180-G-79) of Tokyo Cinq R. - 23 points and 14 rebounds
7. Chris Holm (212-C-84) of Niigata Albirex - 12 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Chris Holm (212-C-84) of Niigata Albirex - 12 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Dillion Sneed (203-C-84) of Iwate Big Bulls - 24 points and 10 rebounds
10. Anthony McHenry (202-SF-83) of Okinawa GK - 21 points and 9 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)   




Rui
Hachimura
Rising star Rui Hachimura makes impressive debut for Japan men's national team - 1 hour ago
Fast, strong, big, smooth, phenom, hope, slam dunker, highlight film. The list goes on and on when you think of words and phrases to describe Japan's hoopster Rui Hachimura (203-F-98). You can probably now add 'rock star' to the list. On Friday night, the 20-year-old athletic forward made his debut on the top-flight team of the Japan men's national squad in the first of a two-game exhibition series against South Korea at Ota City General Gymnasium. Hachimura, a Gonzaga University player w...   [read more]

Hayato
Kantake
Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa adds Kantake to their roster - 1 hour ago
Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa (B League) added to their roster 31-year old forward Hayato Kantake (194-86). He played last season at Osaka Evessa. But in 30 B League games he recorded just 0.9ppg. The previous (16-17) season Kantake played at Shimane Magic where in 9 B League games he averaged 8.1ppg and 1.8rpg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Kantake was a member of Japanese U22 National Team back in 2006. He has played previously for four other teams: To...   [read more]

Shunki
Hatakeyama
Osaka Evessa welcomes back Hatakeyama - 1 day ago
Osaka Evessa (B League) tabbed 27-year old point guard Shunki Hatakeyama (170-91). It is actually his comeback to Osaka as he has played here before. Hatakeyama has played for the last two years at Niigata Albirex in the B League. In 49 games he averaged 6.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Hatakeyama was selected to BJ-League All-Star Game in 2015. He has played previously for Nishinomiya Storks. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Japan   [read more]


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