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B Standings
Central
 1. SeaHorses 30-8 
 2. Nagoya DD 18-20 
 3. San-en 17-21 
 4. Toyama Grouses 17-21 
 5. Niigata Albirex 15-23 
 6. Yokohama BC 11-27 
East
 1. Toyota Alvark 29-9 
 2. Chiba Jets 27-11 
 3. Toshiba BT 25-13 
 4. Hitachi SR 22-16 
 5. Tochigi Brex 21-17 
 6. Hokkaido L. 19-19 
West
 1. Ryukyu GK 30-8 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 22-16 
 3. Osaka Evessa 13-25 
 4. Shiga L-Stars 12-26 
 5. Nishinomiya S. 7-31 
 6. Shimane SM 7-31 
Full Standings
Last:2/19/2018
B Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 24-14 
 2. Gunma 23-14 
 3. Kanazawa Sam. 19-18 
 4. Cyberdyne IR 18-19 
 5. Shinshu BW 16-21 
 6. Tokyo Z 15-23 
East
 1. Akita NH 34-4 
 2. Fukushima 23-13 
 3. Sendai 89ers 16-22 
 4. Yamagata 15-23 
 5. Aomori Watts 9-29 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 4-34 
West
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 30-8 
 2. Kumamoto V. 27-11 
 3. Ehime OV 22-16 
 4. Hiroshima D. 19-19 
 5. Kagawa FA 16-20 
 6. Bambitious Nara 8-30 
Full Standings
Last:2/19/2018
B League D3 Standings
 1. Tokyo HT 20-6 
 2. Otsuka A. 20-6 
 3. Saitama Bron. 18-6 
 4. Toyoda Gosei 15-11 
 5. Tokyo Excel. 13-11 
 6. Kagoshima 13-13 
 7. Aisin AW 8-16 
 8. Tokyo Cinq R. 3-21 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 2-22 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:2/19/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 29.1
 1. Gardner, Niigata .29.1 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT25.5 
 3. Martin, San-en19.3 
 4. Trasolini, Hokkaido.18.7 
 5. Edwards, Chiba J.18.0 
 6. Scott, Shimane SM17.9 
 7. Kirk, Toyota Alvark16.6 
 8. Uto, Toyama G.16.4 
 9. Smith, Kyoto H.15.4 
 10. Sacre, Hitachi SR15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh SCOTT
  Shimane SM
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Scott, Shimane SM11.1 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT10.8 
 3. Rossiter, Tochigi .10.7 
 4. Gardner, Niigata .9.9 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses9.4 
 6. Fischer, Shiga L.9.2 
 7. Lammert, Nishinom.8.9 
 8. Thabeet, Yokohama.8.8 
 9. Harrellson, Hitac.8.8 
 10. Kirk, Toyota Alvark8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Uto, Toyama G.6.9 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.6.8 
 3. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.5 
 4. Igarashi, Niigata .5.3 
 5. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.1 
 6. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.1 
 7. Suzuki, San-en4.9 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.7 
 9. Sasayama, Nagoya D.4.7 
 10. Burns, Nishinomiya S.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jeffrey PARMER
  Yokohama.
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Parmer, Yokohama.1.7 
 2. Burns, Nishinomiya S.1.7 
 3. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 4. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.5 
 5. Vendrame, Hitac.1.5 
 6. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.5 
 7. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.4 
 8. Namizato, Shiga L.1.4 
 9. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.4 
 10. Tatsuya, Kyoto H.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Shiga L.
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fischer, Shiga L.2.4 
 2. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.4 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.5 
 4. Edwards, Chiba J.1.3 
 5. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 6. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.3 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets1.2 
 8. Martin, Ryukyu GK1.2 
 9. Scott, Shimane SM1.1 
 10. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.1 

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Round 26 (Regular Season)

Hokkaido L. 71% Mar.6 Nishinomiya
Hokkaido L. 71% Mar.5 Nishinomiya
Chiba Jets 72% Mar.4 Hitachi SR
Kyoto Hannar 57% Mar.4 Tochigi Brex
Niigata Albi Mar.4 Toyota Alvar 71%
Shiga L-Star Mar.4 SeaHorses 81%
Shimane SM Mar.4 San-en 68%
Toyama Grous Mar.4 Nagoya DD 58%
Yokohama BC Mar.4 Toshiba BT 79%
Chiba Jets 72% Mar.3 Hitachi SR
Kyoto Hannar 57% Mar.3 Tochigi Brex
Niigata Albi Mar.3 Toyota Alvar 71%
Ryukyu GK 83% Mar.3 Osaka Evessa
Shiga L-Star Mar.3 SeaHorses 81%
Shimane SM Mar.3 San-en 68%
Toyama Grous Mar.3 Nagoya DD 58%
Yokohama BC Mar.3 Toshiba BT 79%
Ryukyu GK 83% Mar.2 Osaka Evessa
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Round 40 (Regular Season)

Aomori Watts Mar.3 Kumamoto V. 84%
Akita NH 64% Mar.3 Fukushima
Yamagata 68% Mar.3 Iwate Big Bu
Cyberdyne I 55% Mar.3 Gunma
Shinshu BW 57% Mar.3 Kagawa FA
Toyotsu FE 60% Mar.3 Kanazawa Sam
Bambitious N Mar.3 Tokyo Z 64%
Ehime OV Mar.3 Hiroshima D 54%
Fukuoka Rizi 70% Mar.3 Sendai 89ers
Ehime OV Mar.2 Hiroshima D 54%
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Round 20 (Regular Season)

Saitama Bron 62% Feb.25 Tokyo HT
Otsuka A. 87% Feb.25 Aisin AW
Tokyo Big Bl 55% Feb.25 Tokyo Cinq R
Toyoda Gosei Feb.25 Tokyo Excel 54%
Saitama Bron 62% Feb.24 Tokyo HT
Otsuka A. 87% Feb.24 Aisin AW
Tokyo Big Bl 55% Feb.24 Tokyo Cinq R
Toyoda Gosei Feb.24 Tokyo Excel 54%
Japan names provisional men's basketball team - Jun 21, 2016


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According to thr Japan times, the provisional Japan men's national basketball team entered its third training camp at Tokyo's National Training Center on Wednesday.

Head coach Kenji Hasegawa selected 16 players for the squad on Tuesday, but Ryusei Shinoyama and Naoto Tsuji of the Toshiba Brave Thunders and Kosuke Kanamaru, Ryoma Hashimoto and Makoto Hiejima of the Aisin SeaHorses, all of whom played in the NBL Finals which ended Sunday, didn't participate in the afternoon practice on the first day of the camp.

Hasegawa said that all five players were hurt and hinted that the injuries to Kanamaru and Tsuji were a little more serious.

'It's tough,' Hasegawa said with a sigh. 'They are expected to return on Saturday, but to be honest, I'm not sure how much Kanamaru and Tsuji will have gotten better by then.'

Despite the situation, 'Akatsuki Five' is dead serious about earning a spot at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics through the qualifying tournament.

Japan earned a spot at the 18-team qualifying competition, which will be played in Belgrade, Manila and Turin, Italy, by finishing fourth at last year's FIBA Asia Championship.

'When we played at the Asia Championship last year, I had never thought that I wanted to win and play in the Olympics as much as then,' Japanese star point guard Yuta Tabuse said. 'We still have hope. We are going to stick to winning every game playing as hard as we possibly can.'

Meanwhile, one standout player on the roster is George Washington standout Yuta Watanabe, who wrapped up his second season with the Colonials, an NCAA Division I team, with the championship in March's NIT Tournament at Madison Square Garden.

Watanabe is available to play for Team Japan after opting to skip the first of the school's two summer semesters.

Watanabe, who reunited with the national team for the first time in a year, said that he felt a little rusty as his season ended a while ago but excited about the opportunity to represent his country.

The 21-year-old is the youngest player on the team, which has an average age of 28.2. But he said he has no intentions of backing off as he tries to make the final cut for Olympic qualifying.

'Once you get on the court, it doesn't matter how old you are,' Watanabe said. 'Somebody will not make the team in the end, but I consider my teammates are rivals, so I would like to show what I can do as much as I can.'

The training camp will continue until Sunday. The team heads to China to compete in the Atlas Challenge invitational tournament from June 14-19.

The 12-man roster for Olympic qualifying will be announced after the Atlas Challenge.

The final Olympic qualifying tournament will be played July 4-9. The winners of each venue will advance to the Rio Games.

Japan, which is ranked 48th in the world, is in Group B of the Belgrade tourney along with Czech Republic and Latvia.

Provisional Japan men's national team:

Guards: Yuta Tabuse, Naoto Tsuji, Makoto Hiejima, Ryusei Shinoyama, Ryoma Hashimoto, Keijuro Matsui, Daiki Tanaka, Takatoshi Furukawa, Kosuke Kanamaru

Forwards: Yuta Watanabe, Joji Takeuchi, Ryumo Ono, Kenta Hirose

Centers: Atsuya Ota, Kosuke Takeuchi, Pape Mour Faye   




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