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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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First Round Schedule
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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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)   




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