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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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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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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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Fazekas' double-double lands him Court Side Player of the Week award - Feb 21, 2017


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Nick Fazekas
31-year old forward Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Toshiba BT and receives a Court Side Player of the Week award for round 39.
He had a double-double of 38 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Osaka Evessa (#3, 19-19) 87-76. It allowed Toshiba BT to consolidate first place in the Japanese league. Toshiba BT have a solid 32-6 record. In the team's last game Fazekas had a remarkable 63.2% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Toshiba BT, through which he has constantly improved. The University of Nevada graduate has very impressive stats this year. Fazekas is league's best scorer averaging so far 28.1ppg. Fazekas is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 12.3rpg) and averages solid 58.8% FGP and 43.3% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Michael Parker (202-F-81) of Chiba Jets. He is American forward in his first season at Chiba Jets. In the last game Parker recorded impressive double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Chiba Jets to edge slightly higher-ranked Nagoya DD (#2, 21-17) by 6 points 86-80. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in East. Chiba Jets consolidated its place in top 3 of the standings. His team's 25-13 record is not bad at all. Parker is a newcomer at Chiba Jets and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Josh Childress (203-F/G-83) of league's second-best Sanen. Childress scored 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Childress' great performance Sanen lost 88-93 to #1 ranked Tochigi Brex. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Sanen needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in Central. Their record is 22 victories and 16 lost games. Childress has a very solid season. In 18 games in Japan he scored 16.2ppg. He also has 8.6rpg, 1.1bpg and FGP: 55.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Clint Chapman (208-F/C-89) of Niigata Albirex - 33 points and 10 rebounds
5. Diante Garrett (196-PG-88) of Toyota Alvark - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Kevin Kotzur (203-F-89) of Kyoto Hannar. - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Jeffrey Gibbs (188-F-80) of Tochigi Brex - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Jerome Tillman (201-F-87) of Nagoya DD - 36 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Pape Faye (200-C-87) of Yokohama BC - 10 points and 17 rebounds
10. Zack Baranski (193-G/F-92) of Toyota Alvark - 26 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists

The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)

The Player of the Week awards are presented by Court Side. Court Side is the global leader in basketball management, and is widely regarded as the most dynamic and innovative company of its kind. It was the first Basketball Agency to launch its own website, and the first to have its own database. Court Side has more agents and manpower within its organization, than any other competitor, and its international network of basketball contacts is still unparalleled.
  




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