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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 
Full Standings
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 
Full Standings
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: 26.7
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT26.7 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.9 
 3. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.5 
 4. Chapman, Niigata .18.9 
 5. Childress, Sanen18.9 
 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: 12.9
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .12.9 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.6 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.6 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses11.5 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.9.7 
 6. Childress, Sanen9.5 
 7. Gardner, Niigata .8.8 
 8. Mangano, Sendai8.8 
 9. Sacre, Hitachi SR8.8 
 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, Sanen3.9 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.7 
 8. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.5 
 9. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.3 
 10. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.3 
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. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.5 
 8. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.5 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.1.5 
 10. Brown, Hitachi SR1.3 
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, Sanen1.2 
 9. Pittman, Toyama G.1.1 

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Toshiba BT 64% May.27 Tochigi Brex
Fazekas' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - Mar 27, 2017


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Nick Fazekas
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 73.7% 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 27.7ppg. Fazekas is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 12.3rpg) and averages solid 57.5% FGP and 44.0% 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 22 points and 14 rebounds. Of course Chiba Jets cruised to a 98-88 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Hokkaido L. (#4, 17-30). 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 33-14 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 28 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Childress' great performance Sanen lost 70-77 to #3 ranked Hitachi SR. 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 26 victories and 21 lost games. Childress has a great season in Japan. After 24 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.1ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 9.4rpg (6th best). He also has 1.2bpg and FGP: 55.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tyler Stone (203-PF-91) of Chiba Jets - 30 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Jahmar Thorpe (198-F-84) of Hokkaido L. - 24 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Julian Mavunga (203-PF-90) of Shiga L-Stars - 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Jerome Tillman (201-F-87) of Nagoya DD - 25 points and 16 rebounds
8. Dexter Pittman (208-C-88) of Toyama Grouses - 15 points and 15 rebounds
9. Jeffrey Gibbs (188-F-80) of Tochigi Brex - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Naoki Uto (188-F-91) of Toyama Grouses - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 10 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)   




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