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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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First Round Schedule
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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Rossiter's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - Apr 17, 2017


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Ryan
Rossiter
27-year old power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-F/C-89) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Tochigi Brex and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 54.
He had a double-double of 26 points and 24 rebounds, while his team beat Hokkaido L. (#4, 21-32) 78-68. It allowed Tochigi Brex to consolidate first place in the Japanese league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Tochigi Brex has a very solid 42-11 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Rossiter has many years of experience at Tochigi Brex, through which he has constantly improved. Siena College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Rossiter is in league's top in points (9th best: 17.3ppg) and averages solid 52.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Josh Harrellson (208-F-89) of league's second-best Osaka Evessa. He is American forward in his first season at Osaka Evessa. In the last game Harrellson recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 19 rebounds. Of course he led Osaka Evessa to another comfortable win 92-73 over the lower-ranked Nagoya DD (#5, 23-30) being unquestionably team leader. Osaka Evessa's second position in West has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 26-27 record. Harrellson is a newcomer at Osaka Evessa and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Sam Willard (205-F-88, agency: Pensack Sports) of Toyama Grouses (#5). Willard showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, sixteen rebounds (!!!) and ten assists (!!!) in the last round. He was a key player of Toyama Grouses, leading his team to a 83-80 win against the higher-ranked Toshiba BT (#1, 44-9). Toyama Grouses can only dream about fighting for top spots in Central. They have rather bad season and 15-38 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Willard he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Willard has individually a great season in Japan. After 53 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.4rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dexter Pittman (208-C-88) of Toyama Grouses - 23 points and 12 rebounds
5. Jeff Ayres (206-F-87) of Toyota Alvark - 23 points and 10 rebounds
6. Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) of Toshiba BT - 27 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Yu Okada (184-SG-83) of Toyama Grouses - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Ryusei Shinoyama (178-PG-88) of Toshiba BT - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Craig Brackins (208-PF-87) of Shiga L-Stars - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Tyler Stone (203-PF-91) of Chiba Jets - 19 points, 14 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)   




Eric
Jacobsen
Eric Jacobsen (ex 36ers) signs at Fukuoka Rizing - 2 days ago
B League D2 newcomer Fukuoka Rizing landed 23-year old American power forward Eric Jacobsen (208-116kg-94, college: Arizona State). He played most recently at 36ers in Australian NBL league. In 31 games he averaged 6.8ppg and 5.9rpg last season. Jacobsen helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016. Jacobsen graduated from Arizona State in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro...   [read more]

Tyler Stone
Tyler Stone (ex Chiba Jets) joins Galil Gilboa - 3 days ago
Hapoel Galil Gilboa (Winner League) agreed terms with 26-year old American power forward Tyler Stone (203-104kg-91, college: Southeast Missouri State, agency: Diamond Sports). He played last season at Chiba Jets in Japanese B League. In 57 games he had very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.3apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League 6th Man of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team. The previous (15-16) seas...   [read more]

Jeff Ayres
Jeff Ayres (ex Toyota Alvark) is a newcomer at Eskisehir Basket - 7 days ago
Newly promoted Eskisehir Basket (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American forward Jeff Ayres (206-109kg-87, college: Arizona State). He played last season at Toyota Alvark in Japanese B League. In 27 games he recorded 12.4ppg and 7.1rpg. Ayres helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in B League East Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He also played that season for another team D Fenders in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 22 ga...   [read more]


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