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B League Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 49-11 
 2. San-en 33-27 
 3. Hitachi SR 32-28 
 4. Niigata Albirex 27-33 
 5. Toyama Grouses 18-42 
 6. Yokohama BC 16-44 
East
 1. Tochigi Brex 46-14 
 2. Toyota Alvark 44-16 
 3. Chiba Jets 44-16 
 4. Hokkaido L. 23-37 
 5. Akita NH 18-42 
 6. Sendai 89ers 14-46 
West
 1. SeaHorses 46-14 
 2. Ryukyu GK 29-31 
 3. Osaka Evessa 28-32 
 4. Nagoya DD 27-33 
 5. Kyoto Hannar. 25-35 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 21-39 
Last:5/23/2017
B Standings
Central
 1. Nishinomiya S. 43-17 
 2. Toyotsu FE 42-18 
 3. Tokyo Z 27-33 
 4. Bambitious Nara 24-36 
 5. Tokyo Excel. 22-38 
 6. Shinshu BW 14-46 
East
 1. Gunma 40-20 
 2. Cyberdyne IR 32-28 
 3. Fukushima 30-30 
 4. Aomori Watts 29-31 
 5. Yamagata 26-34 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 15-45 
West
 1. Shimane SM 51-9 
 2. Hiroshima D. 46-14 
 3. Kumamoto V. 44-16 
 4. Ehime OV 29-31 
 5. Kagawa FA 19-41 
 6. Kagoshima 7-53 
Last:5/8/2017
B League D3 Stage Two Standings
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 9-1 
 2. Kanazawa Sam. 8-2 
 3. Tokyo HT 5-5 
 4. Tokyo Cinq R. 4-6 
 5. Saitama Bron. 3-7 
 6. Otsuka A. 1-9 
Stage One Standings
Last:5/7/2017
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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Japanese B League D2 round 49 best performance: Ryan Stephan - Mar 27, 2017


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Ryan Stephan
American Center Ryan Stephan (208-C-94) had a great game in the last round for Tokyo Excel., receiving a Asia-basket.com B League D2 Player of the Week award for round 49.
The 22-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, eight rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Bambitious Nara (#5, 18-30) 106-104. Tokyo Excel. maintains the 4th position in their group in Japanese B League D2. Tokyo Excel. is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 19-28 record. In the team's last game Stephan had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Tokyo Excel.'s top player in his first season with the team. Former Mesa State University star has very solid stats this year. Stephan is in league's top in points (6th best: 17.6ppg), rebounds (6th best: 10.8rpg) and averages impressive 56.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old American Donald Lawson (208-C-88) of Iwate Big Bulls. Lawson had a very good evening with a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Iwate Big Bulls cruised to a 83-75 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Fukushima (#2, 26-22). Iwate Big Bulls' 6th position in East has not changed. 36 lost games are too many comparing to just twelve victories Iwate Big Bulls managed to get this year. Lawson is a newcomer at Iwate Big Bulls, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-F-90) of Kagawa FA (#5). Tapscott showcased his all-around game by recording 29 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Tapscott's great performance Kagawa FA lost 77-87 to the higher-ranked Hiroshima D. (#2, 38-10). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Kagawa FA can only dream about fighting for top spots in West. They have rather bad season and 14-34 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Tapscott he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Tapscott has individually a great season in Japan. After 48 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.2ppg (best scorer) and assists with 3.1apg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Josh Davis (203-F-91) of Shimane SM - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Daniel Dillon (193-G-86) of Hiroshima D. - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Nicchaeus Doaks (201-F/C-87) of Iwate Big Bulls - 21 points and 21 rebounds
7. Solomon Alabi (216-C-88) of Toyotsu FE - 21 points and 15 rebounds
8. Scootie Randall (198-F-90) of Cyberdyne IR - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Ryota Nakanishi (199-F/C-88) of Kumamoto V. - 25 points and 5 rebounds
10. Jordan Vandenberg (216-C-90) of Nishinomiya S. - 17 points and 8 rebounds

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)   




Shawn Dennis
Coach Shawn Dennis takes over at Shiga L-Stars - 7 days ago
Shiga Lakestars (B League) will be led by experienced 52-year old Australian coach Shawn Dennis from Tochigi Brex. He helped them to win the league title. Dennis used to coach New Zealand Women National Team back in 2009. He has coached also professionally for other Australian teams like Illawarra Hawks, Perth Wildcats and Townsville Crocodiles. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Japan   [read more]

Daniel
Dillon
Daniel Dillon (ex Hiroshima D.) agreed terms with Kilsyth Cobras - 7 days ago
Kilsyth Cobras (SEABL) inked 31-year old former Australian international guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona, agency: Babcock Sports). He played most recently at Hiroshima Dragonflies in Japanese B League D2. In 63 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.6apg last season. Dillon helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in B League D2 West Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com...   [read more]

Kazuya
Hatano
Hatano is back at Shimane Magic - 8 days ago
Shimane Susanoo Magic (B League D2) signed experienced 35-year old naturalized Brazilian forward Kazuya Hatano (192-97kg-82). It is actually his comeback to Shimane Magic as he has played here before. Hatano played last season at Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa in the B League. In 60 games he had just 2.8ppg and 2.5rpg. B League D2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Hatano helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in B League West Division. H...   [read more]


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