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B League Standings
Central
 1. Nagoya DD 0-0 
 2. Niigata Albirex 0-0 
 3. San-en 0-0 
 4. SeaHorses 0-0 
 5. Toyama Grouses 0-0 
 6. Yokohama BC 0-0 
East
 1. Chiba Jets 0-0 
 2. Hitachi SR 0-0 
 3. Hokkaido L. 0-0 
 4. Tochigi Brex 0-0 
 5. Toshiba BT 0-0 
 6. Toyota Alvark 0-0 
West
 1. Kyoto Hannar. 0-0 
 2. Nishinomiya S. 0-0 
 3. Osaka Evessa 0-0 
 4. Ryukyu GK 0-0 
 5. Shiga L-Stars 0-0 
 6. Shimane SM 0-0 
Last:7/24/2017
B League D2 Standings
Central
 1. Cyberdyne IR 0-0 
 2. Gunma 0-0 
 3. Kanazawa Sam. 0-0 
 4. Shinshu BW 0-0 
 5. Tokyo Z 0-0 
 6. Toyotsu FE 0-0 
East
 1. Akita NH 0-0 
 2. Aomori Watts 0-0 
 3. Fukushima 0-0 
 4. Iwate Big Bulls 0-0 
 5. Sendai 89ers 0-0 
 6. Yamagata 0-0 
West
 1. Bambitious Nara 0-0 
 2. Ehime OV 0-0 
 3. Fukuoka Rizing 0-0 
 4. Hiroshima D. 0-0 
 5. Kagawa FA 0-0 
 6. Kumamoto V. 0-0 
Last:7/24/2017
B League D3 Standings
 1. Aisin AW 0-0 
 2. Kagoshima 0-0 
 3. Otsuka A. 0-0 
 4. Saitama Bron. 0-0 
 5. Tokyo Big Blue 0-0 
 6. Tokyo Cinq R. 0-0 
 7. Tokyo Excel. 0-0 
 8. Tokyo HT 0-0 
 9. Toyoda Gosei 0-0 
Last:7/24/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT26.6 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.9 
 3. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.5 
 4. Chapman, Niigata .18.9 
 5. Childress, San-en18.9 
 6. Garrett, Toyota A.18.3 
 7. Stone, Chiba Jets17.9 
 8. White, Sendai17.7 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .17.1 
 10. Kanamaru, SeaHo.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.0 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.6 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.6 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses11.5 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.9.7 
 6. Childress, San-en9.5 
 7. Sacre, Hitachi SR8.8 
 8. Mangano, Sendai8.8 
 9. Gardner, Niigata .8.8 
 10. Parker, Chiba Jets8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Uto, Toyama G.4.3 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.4.2 
 3. Garrett, Toyota A.4.0 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.0 
 5. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.0 
 6. Suzuki, San-en3.9 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.7 
 8. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.5 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.4 
 10. Hiejima, SeaHorses3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.0 
 2. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.7 
 3. Vendrame, Hitac.1.6 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 5. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 6. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.5 
 7. Garrett, Toyota A.1.5 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.5 
 9. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.5 
 10. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.9 
 2. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 3. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.7 
 4. Chapman, Niigata .1.7 
 5. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 6. Bachynski, Hokkaido.1.3 
 7. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 8. Childress, San-en1.2 
 9. Pittman, Toyama G.1.1 

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First Round Schedule
Toshiba BT 54% Sep.29 Nagoya DD
Tochigi Brex 57% Sep.29 SeaHorses
Yokohama BC 56% Sep.29 Shiga L-Star
Ryukyu GK 55% Sep.29 Hitachi SR
Niigata Albi 60% Sep.29 Shimane SM
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First Round Schedule
Akita NH 61% Sep.30 Kumamoto V.
Kagawa FA 56% Sep.30 Kanazawa Sam
Fukuoka Rizi 56% Sep.30 Gunma
Aomori Watts 59% Sep.30 Shinshu BW
Sendai 89ers 58% Sep.30 Toyotsu FE
Cyberdyne I 60% Sep.30 Iwate Big Bu
Tokyo Z 55% Sep.30 Ehime OV
Bambitious N 61% Sep.30 Yamagata
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Otsuka A. 57% Oct.1 Tokyo Cinq R
Tokyo Excel 57% Sep.30 Saitama Bron
Tokyo HT 57% Sep.30 Kagoshima
Otsuka A. 57% Sep.30 Tokyo Cinq R
Tokyo Excel 57% Sep.29 Saitama Bron
Tokyo HT 57% Sep.29 Kagoshima
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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.  




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