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B Standings
 1. Toshiba BT 8-2 
 2. Sanen 7-2 
 3. Hitachi SR 5-4 
 4. Niigata Albirex 4-5 
 5. Yokohama BC 3-6 
 6. Toyama Grouses 1-9 
 1. Tochigi Brex 8-1 
 2. Toyota Alvark 7-2 
 3. Chiba Jets 4-5 
 4. Sendai 89ers 4-5 
 5. Hokkaido L. 3-6 
 6. Akita NH 2-7 
 1. Nagoya DD 7-2 
 2. SeaHorses 6-3 
 3. Ryukyu GK 6-3 
 4. Osaka Evessa 3-6 
 5. Kyoto Hannar. 3-6 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 1-8 
Full Standings
B Standings
 1. Nishinomiya S. 8-1 
 2. Toyotsu FE 8-1 
 3. Bambitious Nara 4-5 
 4. Tokyo Z 3-6 
 5. Shinshu BW 2-7 
 6. Tokyo Excel. 2-7 
 1. Gunma 7-2 
 2. Fukushima 5-4 
 3. Yamagata 5-4 
 4. Cyberdyne IR 5-4 
 5. Aomori Watts 4-5 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 1-8 
 1. Shimane SM 8-2 
 2. Hiroshima D. 7-2 
 3. Kumamoto V. 7-2 
 4. Ehime OV 4-5 
 5. Kagoshima 1-8 
 6. Kagawa FA 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: 27.6
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba27.6 
 2. Chapman, Niigata19.0 
 3. Gardner, Niigata18.9 
 4. Wright, Sendai18.3 
 5. Burrell, Nagoya DD18.1 
 6. Mavunga, Shiga L.17.9 
 7. Rossiter, Tochigi17.4 
 8. Washburn, Yokoham.16.9 
 9. Brown, Hitachi SR16.6 
 10. Garrett, Toyota A.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Harrellson, Osaka13.3 
 2. Willard, Toyama G.11.3 
 3. Kotzur, Kyoto H.11.1 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi11.0 
 5. Fazekas, Toshiba10.9 
 6. Takeuchi, Toyota10.6 
 7. Butts, SeaHorses10.3 
 8. Dozier, Sanen10.1 
 9. Wright, Sendai10.0 
 10. Armstrong, Chiba9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tatsuya SUZUKI
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Suzuki, Sanen4.9 
 2. Mavunga, Shiga L.4.6 
 3. Hamilton, Ryukyu G.4.4 
 4. Sakuragi, SeaHorses3.9 
 5. Shinoyama, Toshi.3.7 
 6. Togashi, Chiba Je.3.5 
 7. Kojima, Kyoto H.3.5 
 8. Hirose, Hitachi SR3.5 
 9. Matsushima, Hokkai.3.4 
 10. Ando, Akita NH3.4 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3
 1. Hatakeyama, Niiga.3.0 
 2. Tanaka, Toyota A.2.4 
 3. Tajima, Hokkaido.2.1 
 4. Funyu, Nagoya DD2.0 
 5. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.9 
 6. Parmer, Yokohama.1.9 
 7. Matsushima, Hokkai.1.9 
 8. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.8 
 9. Roby, Sanen1.6 
 10. Sakurai, Hokkaido.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Avg: 2
 1. Parker, Chiba Jets2.0 
 2. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.8 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka1.6 
 4. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.5 
 5. Burrell, Nagoya DD1.4 
 6. Dozier, Sanen1.3 
 7. Jack, Hitachi SR1.3 
 8. Chapman, Niigata1.3 
 9. Roby, Sanen1.3 
 10. Edwards, SeaHors.1.3 

Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Sendai 89ers Oct.23 Akita NH 53%
Tochigi Brex 63% Oct.23 Toyota Alvar
Chiba Jets 71% Oct.23 Hokkaido L.
Yokohama BC 63% Oct.23 Niigata Albi
Sanen 71% Oct.23 Hitachi SR
SeaHorses 75% Oct.23 Kyoto Hannar
Shiga L-Star Oct.23 Osaka Evessa 52%
Ryukyu GK Oct.23 Nagoya DD 56%
Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Fukushima 69% Oct.23 Aomori Watts
Tokyo Excel Oct.23 Toyotsu FE 89%
Yamagata 96% Oct.23 Iwate Big Bu
Gunma 69% Oct.23 Cyberdyne I
Kumamoto V. 58% Oct.23 Ehime OV
Kagoshima Oct.23 Hiroshima D 89%
Nishinomiya 81% Oct.23 Bambitious N
Tokyo Z 69% Oct.23 Shinshu BW
Japanese BJ League round 28 best performance: Draelon Burns - Jan 18, 2013

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American guard Draelon Burns (194-G-85, agency: Top Notch Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Yokohama BC, receiving a BJ League Player of the Week award for round 28.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Akita NH (#5, 14-10) 92-81. Yokohama BC is placed at 2nd position in Japanese BJ League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Yokohama BC will need more victories to improve their 20-8 record. In the team's last game Burns had a remarkable 64.3% from 2-point range. He turned to be Yokohama BC's top player in his first season with the team. Former De Paul University star has very solid stats this year. Burns is in league's top in points (3rd best: 20.8ppg), assists (5th best: 4.9apg) and averages impressive 2.3spg and 40.6% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old American Jeral Davis (216-C-84) of Shimane SM. Davis had a very good evening with a double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds. Of course he lead Shimane SM to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Miyazaki SS (#10, 4-22) 99-69. Shimane SM's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team's 17-9 record is not bad at all. Davis is one of the most experienced players at Shimane SM and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. Former star Davis is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Yokohama BC's star - American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-F-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza). Kennedy scored 25 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Yokohama BC, helping his team with a 92-81 win against the lower-ranked Akita NH (#5, 14-10). Yokohama BC needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 20 victories and 8 lost games. Kennedy has a great season in Japan. After 28 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.1ppg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Wendell White (198-G-84) of Hamamatsu P. - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-F-80) of Shiga L-Stars - 24 points and 10 rebounds
6. Marcus Cousin (211-C-86) of Kyoto Hannar. - 20 points and 12 rebounds
7. Draelon Burns (194-G-85) of Yokohama BC - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Benjamin Puckett (205-FC-83) of Shimane SM - 21 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Leonardo Pomare (203-F-86) of Kyoto Hannar. - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Jeremy Jacob (203-F-87) of Toyama Grouses - 25 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)

Le'Bryan Nash (ex Fukushima) joins the Rockets - 9 hours ago

Houston Rockets (NBA) added to their roster 24-year old swingman Le'Bryan Nash (201-107kg-92, college: Oklahoma State). He may be sent to D-League affiliate Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He played last season at Fukushima Firebonds in Japanese BJ League. In 54 games he was the best scorer with impressive 26.6ppg and averaged 8.0rpg and 3.1apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Japanese BJ League All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Nas...   [read more]

Gardner's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 5 days ago

25-year old power forward Davante Gardner (203-PF-91) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Niigata Albirex and receives a Player of the Week award for round 8. He had a double-double of 30 points and 20 rebounds, while his team beat Sanen (#1, 6-2) in overtime 93-86. Niigata Albirex maintains the 4th position in their group in Japanese league. Niigata Albirex is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to impro...   [read more]

Best players of Japanese B LeagueD 2 round 8 - 5 days ago

Nigeria Solomon Alabi (216-C-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's second-best Toyotsu FE and that's him to receive a B LeagueD 2 Player of the Week award for round 8. The 28-year old center had a double-double of 25 points and eleven rebounds, while his team edged out Shinshu BW (#4, 2-6) 87-86. Toyotsu FE maintains the 2nd position in their group in Japanese B LeagueD 2. They are still close to the very top. Toyotsu FE would have been eve...   [read more]

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