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B Standings
 1. SeaHorses 36-8 
 2. Nagoya DD 22-22 
 3. San-en 22-22 
 4. Niigata Albirex 20-24 
 5. Toyama Grouses 18-26 
 6. Yokohama BC 11-33 
 1. Toyota Alvark 33-11 
 2. Chiba Jets 32-12 
 3. Toshiba BT 31-13 
 4. Tochigi Brex 24-20 
 5. Hitachi SR 22-22 
 6. Hokkaido L. 22-22 
 1. Ryukyu GK 34-10 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 27-17 
 3. Osaka Evessa 15-29 
 4. Shiga L-Stars 13-31 
 5. Nishinomiya S. 7-37 
 6. Shimane SM 7-37 
Full Standings
B Standings
 1. Toyotsu FE 27-17 
 2. Gunma 25-18 
 3. Kanazawa Sam. 22-21 
 4. Cyberdyne IR 22-21 
 5. Shinshu BW 20-23 
 6. Tokyo Z 18-26 
 1. Akita NH 40-4 
 2. Fukushima 26-16 
 3. Yamagata 19-25 
 4. Sendai 89ers 17-27 
 5. Aomori Watts 10-34 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 5-39 
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 36-8 
 2. Kumamoto V. 32-12 
 3. Ehime OV 24-20 
 4. Hiroshima D. 21-23 
 5. Kagawa FA 17-25 
 6. Bambitious Nara 11-33 
Full Standings
B League D3 Standings
 1. Tokyo HT 26-6 
 2. Otsuka A. 23-9 
 3. Tokyo Excel. 21-11 
 4. Saitama Bron. 20-12 
 5. Toyoda Gosei 19-13 
 6. Kagoshima 14-18 
 7. Aisin AW 11-21 
 8. Tokyo Big Blue 5-27 
 9. Tokyo Cinq R. 5-27 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  Avg: 29.3
 1. Gardner, Niigata .29.3 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT25.6 
 3. Martin, San-en19.3 
 4. Trasolini, Hokkaido.18.7 
 5. Scott, Shimane SM17.9 
 6. Edwards, Chiba J.17.8 
 7. Uto, Toyama G.16.7 
 8. Kirk, Toyota Alvark16.5 
 9. Sacre, Hitachi SR16.0 
 10. Mavunga, Kyoto H.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
  Tochigi .
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .10.9 
 2. Scott, Shimane SM10.9 
 3. Fazekas, Toshiba BT10.8 
 4. Gardner, Niigata .9.7 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses9.6 
 6. Fischer, Shiga L.9.4 
 7. Smith, Kyoto H.9.3 
 8. Kirk, Toyota Alvark9.0 
 9. Lammert, Nishinom.8.9 
 10. Harrellson, Hitac.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Uto, Toyama G.7.3 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.6.8 
 3. Igarashi, Niigata .5.6 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.3 
 5. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.3 
 6. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.1 
 7. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.7 
 8. Sasayama, Nagoya D.4.7 
 9. Suzuki, San-en4.6 
 10. Tajima, Hokkaido.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Draelon BURNS
  Nishinomiya S.
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Burns, Nishinomiya S.1.7 
 2. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 3. Parmer, Yokohama.1.6 
 4. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.6 
 5. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.6 
 6. Vendrame, Hitac.1.5 
 7. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.4 
 8. Tatsuya, Kyoto H.1.4 
 9. Hashimoto, SeaHo.1.4 
 10. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Hasheem THABEET
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.4 
 2. Fischer, Shiga L.2.2 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.5 
 4. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.4 
 5. Benson, Osaka E.1.4 
 6. Edwards, Chiba J.1.3 
 7. Martin, Ryukyu GK1.2 
 8. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.2 
 9. Scott, Shimane SM1.1 
 10. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.1 


Next Round Schedule

Round 29 (Regular Season)

Toyota Alvar 71% Mar.25 Hokkaido L.
Chiba Jets 50% Mar.25 San-en
Nagoya DD 73% Mar.25 Osaka Evessa
Niigata Albi 70% Mar.25 Hitachi SR
Ryukyu GK 75% Mar.25 Toyama Grous
Shiga L-Star 62% Mar.25 Nishinomiya
Shimane SM Mar.25 Kyoto Hannar 84%
Tochigi Brex Mar.25 Toshiba BT 54%
Yokohama BC Mar.25 SeaHorses 88%
Toyota Alvar 71% Mar.24 Hokkaido L.
Chiba Jets 50% Mar.24 San-en
Nagoya DD 73% Mar.24 Osaka Evessa
Niigata Albi 70% Mar.24 Hitachi SR
Ryukyu GK 75% Mar.24 Toyama Grous
Shiga L-Star 62% Mar.24 Nishinomiya
Shimane SM Mar.24 Kyoto Hannar 84%
Tochigi Brex Mar.24 Toshiba BT 54%
Yokohama BC Mar.24 SeaHorses 88%
Next Round Schedule

Round 46 (Regular Season)

Aomori Watts 63% Mar.24 Iwate Big Bu
Yamagata 60% Mar.24 Shinshu BW
Gunma Mar.24 Akita NH 74%
Tokyo Z Mar.24 Cyberdyne I 61%
Kanazawa Sam 52% Mar.24 Fukushima
Toyotsu FE 62% Mar.24 Sendai 89ers
Bambitious N Mar.24 Ehime OV 68%
Hiroshima D Mar.24 Kagawa FA 54%
Kumamoto V. Mar.24 Fukuoka Rizi 51%
Next Round Schedule

Round 24 (Regular Season)

Saitama Bron Mar.25 Tokyo Excel 55%
Otsuka A. 81% Mar.25 Tokyo Cinq R
Kagoshima Mar.25 Tokyo HT 79%
Saitama Bron Mar.24 Tokyo Excel 55%
Otsuka A. 81% Mar.24 Tokyo Cinq R
Kagoshima Mar.24 Tokyo HT 79%
Wayne Arnold First Blog - Feb 11, 2016

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Wayne Arnold
I've never done a blog before so bare with me. I came to Japan (BJ League) in January on a short term contract, basically a tryout with the Shiga Lakestars. Before I get into this, I'm gonna give a little bit of history on my career in this league. Back 2 back champion, guard of the year, 6th man of the year, led the league in 3pt percentage, led the league in points per minute, 4 final four appearances, and I've played here for 5 seasons. With that said, you could understand my frustration when a team says they want to bring me here on a tryout. But being that I've always carried myself as a professional, I understood because of the import rule and the need for bigger players.

So over the weekend we split our 2 game series against a team that we should never have lost to. What's even more, we lost by 25 on the 2nd night, smh. It was very disappointing, to say the least. It felt like we were the worst defense in the league playing against the Golden State Warriors. The game got out of hand pretty quickly. I had a decent game though, scoring 19pts in about 20mins of play. Most would be satisfied with those numbers but me, I'm about winning, but not only that, winning the right way. I never felt we have been playing the right way as a team. Between missing defensive assignments and poor execution on offense....I've felt that the games we've won were simply because we were more talented.

Fast forward to Monday morning, I get a call from the team manager saying the president wants to meet with me about either extending or terminating my contract. Low and behold, this turns out to be an exit meeting. Yea, your boy got the axe....never thought that would happen. But adding injury to insult.....not 1 of the local players or even the head coach attempted to reach out to me and say goodbye or good luck or anything of that nature. It felt like a slap in the face. But wait, the head coach was the assistant coach on my first championship team, so we've known each other for years. Of course, I spent time with the other 2 imports, and the assistant came to holla at me, the team manager spoke with me, and then 1 of the locals (just met him when I got here) reached out to me via FB. Enough of that, "now what?!"

All Monday and most of Tuesday I'm going through it. "I've never been cut before, is my career winding down, is this how it ends, I'm about to turn 32, who's looking for a 32yr old guard that's just been cut and has been playing in Japan for the passed 5-6seasons?" Mentally, I was crushed.....until my agent called with a few offers from other teams around the league. One of those teams, Niigata, coached by the same guy I won back 2 back titles with. 1st thought, "let's do it!!" Although I'm taking a major pay cut, I couldn't pass up this opportunity.

We have a naturalized African big man on this team that can play as a Japanese guy. If you know anything about Japanese, you're NOT gonna find many tall guys in this country. With there only being 2 imports on the floor at a time, we are damn near cheating. 2 true bigs and me at the guard spot. Talk about redemption. It's amazing how God works. One door closes, but now the garage is open. All that frustration from my last situation will be let out against any and everybody in my quest for another title. It's time for some getback! I'll holla at y'all soon.  

Nigel Spikes
B2 League Round 45: Akita Happinets defeat leader Toyotsu FE - 22 hours ago
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of Toyotsu FE (27-17) on the court of first ranked Akita Happinets on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Akita Happinets 99-81. Akita Happinets forced 24 Toyotsu FE turnovers and outrebounded them 42-29 including 19 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized off...   [read more]

Best players of Japanese B League round 28 (by Interperformances) - 22 hours ago
HASSAN MARTIN American Hassan Martin (201-F-95) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Ryukyu GK and that's him to receive a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 28. The 22-year old forward had a double-double of 20 points and sixteen rebounds, while his team crushed Shimane SM (#6, 7-37) with 20-point margin 77-57. It allowed Ryukyu GK to consolidate first place in the Japanese B League. They would have been even better if they hadn't l...   [read more]

Best players of Japanese B League D2 round 44 - 22 hours ago
REGINALD WARREN Experienced American Reginald Warren (204-F-81) had a great game in the last round for Kagawa FA and that's him to receive a Interperformances B League D2 Player of the Week award for round 44. The 36-year old forward had a double-double of 31 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team edged out Ehime OV (#3, 24-20) 77-75. Kagawa FA maintains the 5th position in their group in Japanese B League D2. Kagawa FA is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle...   [read more]

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B League Round 28: Tochigi Brex edges Chiba Jets by two points - 2 days ago  
B2 League Round 44: Leader Toyotsu FE loses to Akita Happinets - 2 days ago  
Japanese B League D3 round 23 best performance: Ferrakohn Hall - 2 days ago  
B League D3 Round 23: Aisin AW is defeated by Toyoda Gosei in a derby game - 3 days ago  
Neptunas ink Jameel McKay, ex Shimane SM - 7 days ago  
Japanese B League D2 round 43 best performance: Billy McShepard (by Interperformances) - 7 days ago  
B2 League Round 43: Toyotsu FE defeats Cyberdyne IR in the closest game of the week - 8 days ago  
Japanese B League round 27 best performance: Nick Fazekas (by Interperformances) - 8 days ago  
Martin's double-double lands him B League D3 Player of the Week award - 8 days ago  
B League Round 27: #1 Ryukyu GK is defeated by San-en NeoPhoenix - 9 days ago  
B League D3 Round 22: Kagoshima beats Aisin AW by two after a very close game - 9 days ago  
Rickert's double-double lands him B League D2 Interperformances Player of the Week award - 9 days ago  
B2 League Round 42: Cyberdyne IR defeats leader Toyotsu FE - 10 days ago  
Smith's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 13 days ago  
B League Round 26 of Regular Season - 14 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League D2 round 41 - 15 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League D3 round 21 - 15 days ago  
B2 League Round 41: Shinshu BW edges Kagawa FA by two points - 16 days ago  
B League D3 Round 21: Tokyo HT beats Tokyo Cinq R. in a derby game - 16 days ago  
Japanese B League D2 round 40 best performance: Josh Duinker - 17 days ago  
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