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B Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 39-8 
 2. Sanen 26-21 
 3. Hitachi SR 23-24 
 4. Niigata Albirex 20-27 
 5. Yokohama BC 15-32 
 6. Toyama Grouses 13-34 
East
 1. Tochigi Brex 38-9 
 2. Toyota Alvark 36-11 
 3. Chiba Jets 33-14 
 4. Hokkaido L. 17-30 
 5. Akita NH 14-33 
 6. Sendai 89ers 12-35 
West
 1. SeaHorses 37-10 
 2. Nagoya DD 23-24 
 3. Osaka Evessa 22-25 
 4. Kyoto Hannar. 22-25 
 5. Ryukyu GK 22-25 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 11-36 
Full Standings
Last:3/27/2017
B Standings
Central
 1. Nishinomiya S. 34-14 
 2. Toyotsu FE 34-14 
 3. Tokyo Z 20-29 
 4. Tokyo Excel. 19-28 
 5. Bambitious Nara 18-30 
 6. Shinshu BW 12-37 
East
 1. Gunma 31-17 
 2. Fukushima 26-22 
 3. Yamagata 24-24 
 4. Cyberdyne IR 22-26 
 5. Aomori Watts 21-27 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 12-36 
West
 1. Shimane SM 40-7 
 2. Hiroshima D. 38-10 
 3. Kumamoto V. 37-11 
 4. Ehime OV 24-24 
 5. Kagawa FA 14-34 
 6. Kagoshima 6-42 
Full Standings
Last:3/27/2017
B League D3 Standings
 1. Kanazawa Sam. 29-3 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 28-4 
 3. Tokyo HT 21-11 
 4. Otsuka A. 20-12 
 5. Tokyo Cinq R. 13-19 
 6. Aisin AW 13-19 
 7. Saitama Bron. 12-20 
 8. Toyoda Gosei 5-27 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 3-29 
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 27.6
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT27.6 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.9 
 3. Chapman, Niigata .19.6 
 4. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.5 
 5. White, Sendai19.4 
 6. Childress, Sanen18.6 
 7. Burrell, Nagoya DD18.1 
 8. Stone, Chiba Jets17.8 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.17.6 
 10. Kanamaru, SeaHo.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.5 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.3 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.8 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses11.7 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.9.4 
 6. Childress, Sanen9.4 
 7. White, Sendai9.1 
 8. Spangler, Toshi.9.1 
 9. Sacre, Hitachi SR8.9 
 10. Takeuchi, Toyota A.8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Uto, Toyama G.4.3 
 2. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.3 
 3. Namizato, Shiga L.4.1 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.0 
 5. Garrett, Toyota A.3.9 
 6. Suzuki, Sanen3.7 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.6 
 8. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.5 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.5 
 10. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.0 
 2. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.8 
 3. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.8 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 5. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.6 
 6. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 7. Vendrame, Hitac.1.6 
 8. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.6 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.1.4 
 10. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.2.0 
 2. Chapman, Niigata .1.9 
 3. Bachynski, Hokkaido.1.8 
 4. Charlo, Kyoto H.1.8 
 5. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.8 
 6. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 7. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 8. Childress, Sanen1.2 
 9. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 10. Nephawe, Sendai1.1 

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Round 50 (Regular Season)

Sendai 89ers 50% Apr.1 Hokkaido L.
Akita NH Apr.1 Chiba Jets 72%
Tochigi Brex 59% Apr.1 Toyota Alvar
Yokohama BC Apr.1 Toshiba BT 84%
Toyama Grous 54% Apr.1 Hitachi SR
Sanen 72% Apr.1 Niigata Albi
Shiga L-Star 59% Apr.1 Osaka Evessa
Ryukyu GK 64% Apr.1 Nagoya DD
Sendai 89ers 50% Mar.31 Hokkaido L.
Next Round Schedule

Round 51 (Regular Season)

Tokyo Excel Apr.1 Toyotsu FE 59%
Nishinomiya 74% Apr.1 Tokyo Z
Iwate Big Bu Apr.1 Aomori Watts 52%
Yamagata Apr.1 Gunma 64%
Cyberdyne I 67% Apr.1 Fukushima
Shinshu BW Apr.1 Bambitious N 63%
Shimane SM 57% Apr.1 Hiroshima D
Tokyo Excel Mar.31 Toyotsu FE 59%
Next Round Schedule

Round 19 (Regular Season)

Kanazawa Sam 89% Apr.9 Saitama Bron
Tokyo Cinq R Apr.9 Fukuoka Rizi 82%
Tokyo HT 65% Apr.9 Otsuka A.
Kanazawa Sam 89% Apr.8 Saitama Bron
Tokyo Cinq R Apr.8 Fukuoka Rizi 82%
Tokyo HT 65% Apr.8 Otsuka A.
Japan names provisional men's basketball team - Jun 21, 2016


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EMEKA EKE
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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   




Josh
Childress
B League Round 49: Sanen Neophoenix defeats Hitachi Sunrockers in the closest game of the week - 3 hours ago
The most exciting game of round 49 in the B League took place in Hamamatsu. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Hitachi Sunrockers (23-24) to second ranked Sanen Neophoenix (26-21) 72-69 in the game for the second place. American swingman Josh Childress (203-83, college: Stanford) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Nigerian-Canadian Olu Ashaolu (200-88, college: Oregon, agency: Babcock Sports) c...   [read more]

Josh Davis
B League D2 Round 50: Shimane Magic edge Orange Vikings by two points - 3 hours ago
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in B League D2. Fourth-ranked Orange Vikings (24-24) made lots of trouble for first ranked Shimane Magic (40-7) in Matsuyama on Sunday. The visitors from Shimane managed to secure only two-point victory 80-78. However their fans expected easier game. The best player for the winners was American forward Josh Davis (203-91, college: San Diego St.) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. The other Am...   [read more]

Nick Fazekas
Fazekas' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 8 hours ago
31-year old forward Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team Toshiba BT and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 48. He had a double-double of 31 points and 17 rebounds, while his team crushed Niigata Albirex (#4, 20-27) with 19-point margin 84-65. It allowed Toshiba BT to consolidate first place in the Japanese league. Toshiba BT have a solid 39-8 record. In the team's last game Fazekas had a remarkable...   [read more]


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B League Round 48 of Regular Season - 1 day ago  
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Richardson's double-double lands him B League D3 Player of the Week award - 6 days ago  
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B League D3 Round 17: Fukuoka Rizing beat Otsuka A. in the most crucial game of the week - 14 days ago  
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