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B Standings
Central
 1. SeaHorses 18-3 
 2. San-en 9-12 
 3. Niigata Albirex 9-12 
 4. Toyama Grouses 9-12 
 5. Nagoya DD 8-13 
 6. Yokohama BC 4-17 
East
 1. Toyota Alvark 17-4 
 2. Chiba Jets 15-6 
 3. Hitachi SR 14-7 
 4. Toshiba BT 12-9 
 5. Hokkaido L. 11-10 
 6. Tochigi Brex 10-11 
West
 1. Ryukyu GK 16-5 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 12-9 
 3. Shiga L-Stars 9-12 
 4. Osaka Evessa 6-15 
 5. Nishinomiya S. 5-16 
 6. Shimane SM 5-16 
Full Standings
Last:12/11/2017
B Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 13-8 
 2. Kanazawa Sam. 12-9 
 3. Gunma 10-10 
 4. Shinshu BW 10-11 
 5. Cyberdyne IR 9-12 
 6. Tokyo Z 8-13 
East
 1. Akita NH 18-3 
 2. Fukushima 13-7 
 3. Sendai 89ers 10-11 
 4. Yamagata 8-13 
 5. Aomori Watts 5-16 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 2-19 
West
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 18-3 
 2. Ehime OV 15-6 
 3. Kumamoto V. 14-7 
 4. Hiroshima D. 12-9 
 5. Kagawa FA 8-13 
 6. Bambitious Nara 3-18 
Full Standings
Last:12/11/2017
B League D3 Standings
 1. Saitama Bron. 7-1 
 2. Tokyo HT 7-1 
 3. Otsuka A. 7-3 
 4. Toyoda Gosei 6-4 
 5. Tokyo Excel. 5-3 
 6. Aisin AW 3-5 
 7. Kagoshima 3-7 
 8. Tokyo Cinq R. 2-8 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 0-8 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:12/11/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Gardner, Niigata .29.7 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT25.1 
 3. Martin, San-en19.3 
 4. Trasolini, Hokkaido.18.4 
 5. Togashi, Chiba Jets16.8 
 6. Kirk, Toyota Alvark16.5 
 7. Uto, Toyama G.16.3 
 8. Sacre, Hitachi SR16.1 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .15.9 
 10. Edwards, Chiba J.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .11.4 
 2. Scott, Shimane SM10.4 
 3. Fazekas, Toshiba BT10.2 
 4. Gardner, Niigata .10.1 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses9.5 
 6. Lammert, Nishinom.9.3 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets9.2 
 8. Thabeet, Yokohama.9.1 
 9. Martin, Ryukyu GK8.8 
 10. Davis, Toshiba BT8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Narito NAMIZATO
  Shiga L.
  (172-G-89)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Namizato, Shiga L.6.8 
 2. Uto, Toyama G.6.5 
 3. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.7 
 4. Suzuki, San-en5.5 
 5. Igarashi, Niigata .5.2 
 6. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.1 
 7. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.0 
 8. Sasayama, Nagoya D.4.5 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.4 
 10. Mavunga, Kyoto H.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Chiba Jets
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 2. Vendrame, Hitac.1.6 
 3. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.6 
 4. Hashimoto, SeaHo.1.5 
 5. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.5 
 6. Parmer, Yokohama.1.5 
 7. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.5 
 8. Hiejima, SeaHorses1.4 
 9. Gaffney, Chiba Jets1.4 
 10. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Shiga L.
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Fischer, Shiga L.2.8 
 2. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.6 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.3 
 4. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 5. Edwards, Chiba J.1.3 
 6. Orton, SeaHorses1.2 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets1.1 
 8. Naymick, Tochigi Brex1.1 
 9. Lane, Shimane SM1.1 
 10. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.1 

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Next Round Schedule

Round 17 (Regular Season)

Ryukyu GK 87% Dec.17 Nishinomiya
Toyama Grous 77% Dec.17 Yokohama BC
Toyota Alvar 76% Dec.17 Tochigi Brex
Nagoya DD 73% Dec.17 Shimane SM
Osaka Evessa Dec.17 Hitachi SR 78%
SeaHorses 78% Dec.17 Niigata Albi
Shiga L-Star Dec.17 Hokkaido L. 56%
Chiba Jets 59% Dec.17 Toshiba BT
Nagoya DD 73% Dec.16 Shimane SM
SeaHorses 78% Dec.16 Niigata Albi
Chiba Jets 59% Dec.16 Toshiba BT
San-en Dec.16 Kyoto Hannar 55%
Toyota Alvar 76% Dec.16 Tochigi Brex
Osaka Evessa Dec.16 Hitachi SR 78%
Shiga L-Star Dec.16 Hokkaido L. 56%
Ryukyu GK 87% Dec.16 Nishinomiya
Toyama Grous 77% Dec.16 Yokohama BC
San-en Dec.15 Kyoto Hannar 55%
Next Round Schedule

Round 23 (Regular Season)

Ehime OV 65% Dec.16 Fukushima
Yamagata Dec.16 Kanazawa Sam 64%
Kumamoto V. Dec.16 Toyotsu FE 55%
Aomori Watts Dec.16 Gunma 53%
Sendai 89ers 65% Dec.16 Shinshu BW
Akita NH 59% Dec.16 Hiroshima D
Bambitious N 73% Dec.16 Iwate Big Bu
Kagawa FA 69% Dec.16 Cyberdyne I
Next Round Schedule

Round 11 (Regular Season)

Tokyo HT 61% Dec.17 Saitama Bron
Tokyo Big Bl Dec.17 Tokyo Excel 91%
Aisin AW 75% Dec.17 Tokyo Cinq R
Toyoda Gosei 53% Dec.17 Otsuka A.
Tokyo HT 61% Dec.16 Saitama Bron
Tokyo Big Bl Dec.16 Tokyo Excel 91%
Aisin AW 75% Dec.16 Tokyo Cinq R
Toyoda Gosei 53% Dec.16 Otsuka A.
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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