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Final Stage Standings
 1. Tokyo HT 17-3 
 2. Otsuka A. 13-7 
 3. Tokyo Excel. 12-8 
 4. Kagoshima 8-12 
 5. Saitama Bron. 8-12 
 6. Tokyo Cinq R. 2-18 
Season 2017-2018
List of Players
List of Imports
Abroad
RS Standings
 1. Tokyo HT 26-6 
 2. Otsuka A. 23-9 
 3. Tokyo Excel. 21-11 
 4. Saitama Bron. 20-12 
 5. Toyoda Gosei 19-13 
 6. Kagoshima 14-18 
 7. Aisin AW 11-21 
 8. Tokyo Big Blue 5-27 
 9. Tokyo Cinq R. 5-27 


Player of the week

     Andre Murray
      Tokyo Cinq R.
      (188-G-91)
      
    Stage One Standings
     1. Tokyo HT 8-2 
     2. Tokyo Excel. 7-3 
     3. Kagoshima 5-5 
     4. Saitama Bron. 5-5 
     5. Otsuka A. 4-6 
     6. Tokyo Cinq R. 1-9 
    Points Per Game
     Chris OLIVIER
      Kagoshima
      (203-F-92)
      Avg: 25.9
     1. Olivier, Kagoshima25.9 
     2. Murray, Tokyo C.23.7 
     3. Wolfinger, Tokyo B.22.5 
     4. Simon, Toyoda G.21.3 
     5. Martin, Kagoshima19.4 
     6. Herold, Tokyo E.19.3 
     7. Richardson, Otsuka A.18.8 
     8. Martin, Tokyo C.17.9 
     9. Faison, Tokyo E.17.2 
     10. Yutaro, Saitama .16.2 
    Rebounds Per Game
     Joe WOLFINGER
      Tokyo B.
      (216-C-85)
      Avg: 16.8
     1. Wolfinger, Tokyo B.16.8 
     2. Olivier, Kagoshima12.2 
     3. Herold, Tokyo E.10.8 
     4. Richardson, Otsuka A.10.8 
     5. Simon, Toyoda G.10.8 
     6. Nyokozera, Aisin A.10.4 
     7. Martin, Kagoshima9.9 
     8. Jones, Tokyo HT9.5 
     9. Faison, Tokyo E.8.7 
     10. Sane, Saitama .8.7 
    Assists Per Game
     Eiji SUMIHIRO
      Toyoda G.
      (171-PG-89)
      Avg: 5.5
     1. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.5.5 
     2. Hasegawa, Otsuka A.5.0 
     3. Ueda, Saitama .4.7 
     4. Miyata, Tokyo E.4.4 
     5. Yamada, Kagoshima4.1 
     6. Martin, Kagoshima4.1 
     7. Ryunosuke, Tokyo B.4.0 
     8. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.3.9 
     9. Yutaro, Saitama .3.8 
     10. Kumazawa, Aisin AW3.6 
    Steals Per Game
     Yuki ISHIHARA
      Aisin AW
      (180-G-91)
      Avg: 2
     1. Ishihara, Aisin AW2.0 
     2. Murray, Tokyo C.2.0 
     3. McElroy, Tokyo HT1.9 
     4. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.1.8 
     5. Takahashi, Saitama .1.7 
     6. Ryunosuke, Tokyo B.1.7 
     7. Herold, Tokyo E.1.7 
     8. Oogane, Tokyo HT1.6 
     9. Kato, Aisin AW1.4 
     10. Yutaro, Saitama .1.4 
    Blocks Per Game
     Andrew NAYMICK
      Otsuka A.
      (209-C-85)
      Avg: 2
     1. Naymick, Otsuka A.2.0 
     2. Bain, Kagoshima1.8 
     3. Kendrick, Toyoda G.1.3 
     4. Olivier, Kagoshima1.3 
     5. Faison, Tokyo E.1.3 
     6. Lewis, Tokyo HT1.2 
     7. Herold, Tokyo E.1.2 
     8. Thomas, Saitama .1.0 
     9. Martin, Tokyo C.0.8 
     10. Richardson, Otsuka A.0.7 

    Tokyo HT clinch promotion (Photo: B League)

    Tokyo Hachioji Trains 2017-18
    Alex Jones
    Jones
    Takafumi Asano
    Asano
    Rikiya Yamaguchi
    Yamaguchi
    Kenji Kanai
    Kanai
    Mitsuhiro Kamezaki
    Kamezaki
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    52  Jones Alex 206 (6'9'') F/C 87 USA
    0  Asano Takafumi 192 (6'4'') F 85 Japan
    25  Yamaguchi Rikiya 180 (5'11'') PG 96 Japan
    6  Kanai Kenji 190 (6'3'') F 88 Japan
    3  Kamezaki Mitsuhiro 189 (6'3'') G/F 86 Japan
    32  Morris Edward 204 (6'9'') C/F 84 USA
    10  McElroy Brennan 201 (6'7'') F 91 USA
    20  James Joel 208 (6'10'') F 94 USA
    14  Kenaru Chisato 187 (6'2'') G 92 Japan
    99  Oki Yuuki 180 (5'11'') PG 95 Japan
    77  Oogane Hiroya 180 (5'11'') G 89 Japan
    39  Nakamura Kandai 168 (5'6'') G 92 Japan
    7  Wada Naoyuki 189 (6'3'') G 80 Japan

    Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League D3 Awards 2018 - May 30, 2018


    Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League D3 1st Team 2018
    Eiji Sumihiro
    Sumihiro
    Andre Murray
    Murray
    Mitsuhiro Kamezaki
    Kamezaki
    Justin Herold
    Herold
    Alex Jones
    Jones

    Player of the Year: Hiroya Oogane (180-G-89) of Tokyo HT
    Guard of the Year: Andre Murray (188-G-87) of Tokyo Cinq R.
    Forward of the Year: Justin Herold (203-PF-91) of Tokyo Excel.
    Center of the Year: Alex Jones (206-F/C-87) of Tokyo HT
    Domestic Player of the Year: Hiroya Oogane (180-G-89) of Tokyo HT
    Import Player of the Year: Andre Murray (188-G-87) of Tokyo Cinq R.

    1st Team
    PG: Eiji Sumihiro (171-PG-89) of Toyoda Gosei
    G: Andre Murray (188-G-87) of Tokyo Cinq R.
    G/F: Mitsuhiro Kamezaki (189-G/F-86) of Tokyo HT
    PF: Justin Herold (203-PF-91) of Tokyo Excel.
    F/C: Alex Jones (206-F/C-87) of Tokyo HT

    2nd Team
    PG: Nishi Yutaro (176-PG-92) of Iwate Big Bulls
    PG: Masaya Ueda (177-PG-93) of Saitama Bron.
    G: Hiroya Oogane (180-G-89) of Tokyo HT
    F: Chris Olivier (203-F-92) of Yamagata
    F: Kyle Richardson (201-F-91) of Otsuka A.

    Honorable Mention
    Takeshi Hasegawa (196-G/F-84) of Otsuka A.
    Ray Nixon (203-F-84) of Otsuka A.
    Jordan Faison (201-F-94) of Tokyo Excel.
    Darnell Martin (198-F-91) of Kagoshima
    Masaya Ueda (177-PG-93) of Saitama Bron.
    Drew Martin (203-F-94) of Tokyo Cinq R.
    Kota Goto (176-PG-94) of Tokyo Big Blue
    Ikishima Ikejima (188-G-94) of Aisin AW
    Eve Nyokozera (199-C-93) of Aisin AW
    Patrick Simon (203-F-92) of Toyoda Gosei

    All-Domestic Players Team
    PG: Eiji Sumihiro (171-PG-89) of Toyoda Gosei
    PG: Nishi Yutaro (176-PG-92) of Iwate Big Bulls
    PG: Masaya Ueda (177-PG-93) of Saitama Bron.
    G: Hiroya Oogane (180-G-89) of Tokyo HT
    G/F: Mitsuhiro Kamezaki (189-G/F-86) of Tokyo HT


    B League D3 Round 10: Tokyo HT clinch promotion - May 21, 2018


    The Second Stage in B League D3 just ended. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

    The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Tokyo HT (17-3) on the court of fourth ranked Saitama Broncos on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by Saitama Broncos 89-63. Saitama Broncos forced 20 Tokyo HT turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Masaya Ueda (177-93) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 6 assists. American forward Ferrakohn Hall (203-90, college: Memphis) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for Tokyo HT. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Saitama Broncos maintains fourth position with 8-12 record, which they share with Kagoshima. Tokyo HT at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost.
    Important game to mention about took place in Tokyo. Sixth ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (2-18) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 3rd ranked Tokyo Excel. (12-8) 99-96 on Saturday evening. American players dominated the game. Guard Andre Murray (188-87, college: Portland St.) had a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Drew Martin chipped in 15 points and 4 steals during the contest. At the losing side forward Jordan Faison (201-94, college: Cal Poly Pomona) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Tokyo Excel.'s coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Tokyo Cinq R. maintains sixth position with 2-18 record. Tokyo Excel. at the other side keeps the third place with eight games lost.
    Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tokyo: Tokyo Excel. (#3) and Tokyo Cinq R. (#6). Tokyo Cinq R. was defeated at home 93-101 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Jordan Faison notched a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort. Even 35 points (!!!) by Andre Murray did not help to save the game for Tokyo Cinq R.. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Tokyo Excel. maintains third position with 12-8 record having five points less than leader Tokyo HT. Loser Tokyo Cinq R. stay dead last with 18 lost games.
    An interesting game for Tokyo HT (17-3) which played road game in Saitama against 4th ranked Saitama Broncos (8-12). First ranked Tokyo HT managed to get a 10-point victory 85-75. Alex Jones fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Saitama Broncos' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Tokyo HT maintains first position with 17-3 record. Saitama Broncos at the other side keep the fourth place with 12 games lost.
    The game in Renova was also quite interesting. Second ranked Otsuka A. (13-7) played at the court of 5th ranked Kagoshima (8-12). Otsuka A. managed to secure a 6-point victory 66-60 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for Ray Nixon who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Otsuka A. have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 13-7 record having four points less than leader Tokyo HT. Kagoshima lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth place with 12 games lost.

    In the last game of round 10 Otsuka A. beat Kagoshima on the road 81-77.
    The most impressive performance of 10th round was 13 points and 8 rebounds by Gjio Bain of Kagoshima.



    Kagoshima - Otsuka A. 60-66

    The game in Renova was also quite interesting. Second ranked Otsuka A. (13-7) played at the court of 5th ranked Kagoshima (8-12). Otsuka A. managed to secure a 6-point victory 66-60 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for American forward Ray Nixon (203-84, college: Wisconsin) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds. Point guard Ryo Narumi (170-87) contributed with 14 points and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Darnell Martin (198-91, college: CS Dominguez H.) replied with 17 points and 9 rebounds and Bahamas center Gjio Bain (211-85, college: S.Mississippi) added 6 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Kagoshima. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Otsuka A. have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 13-7 record having four points less than leader Tokyo HT. Kagoshima lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth place with 12 games lost.
    Top scorers:
    Kagoshima: D.Martin 17+9reb+2ast, K.Higara 10+2reb, B.Gill 9+5reb+3ast, G.Bain 6+11reb+1ast, Y.Yamada 6+4reb+3ast, R.Nakazono 5+4reb
    Otsuka A.: R.Nixon 18+14reb+3ast, R.Narumi 14+3reb+5ast, K.Richardson 9+11reb, Y.Sakamoto 7+2reb+1ast, I.Hirotoki 5+4reb, H.Yokotsuka 4+2reb
    gschID: 551480


    Saitama Bron. - Tokyo HT 89-63

    The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Tokyo HT (17-3) on the court of fourth ranked Saitama Broncos on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by Saitama Broncos 89-63. Saitama Broncos forced 20 Tokyo HT turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Masaya Ueda (177-93) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 6 assists. American forward Ferrakohn Hall (203-90, college: Memphis) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Joel James (208-94, college: N.Carolina) added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Tokyo HT. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Saitama Broncos maintains fourth position with 8-12 record, which they share with Kagoshima. Tokyo HT at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost.
    Top scorers:
    Tokyo HT: A.Jones 16+11reb, J.James 13+10reb, K.Kanai 8+1reb, M.Kamezaki 6+1reb+1ast, T.Asano 6+3reb+1ast, E.Morris 6+3reb
    Saitama Bron.: M.Ueda 20+4reb+6ast, F.Hall 19+8reb+2ast, S.Kento 12, T.Nakashima 8, K.Yanagita 8+3reb+5ast, C.Sane 7+16reb+1ast
    gschID: 551478


    Tokyo Cinq R. - Tokyo Excel. 99-96

    Important game to mention about took place in Tokyo. Sixth ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (2-18) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 3rd ranked Tokyo Excel. (12-8) 99-96 on Saturday evening. Strangely Tokyo Excel. outrebounded Tokyo Cinq R. 49-30 including 34 on the defensive glass. American players dominated the game. Guard Andre Murray (188-87, college: Portland St.) had a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Drew Martin (203-94, college: Concordia, OR, agency: Court Side) chipped in 15 points and 4 steals during the contest. At the losing side forward Jordan Faison (201-94, college: Cal Poly Pomona) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Daniel Bailey (196-90, college: Queens, NC) scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tokyo Excel.'s coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Tokyo Cinq R. maintains sixth position with 2-18 record. Tokyo Excel. at the other side keeps the third place with eight games lost.
    Top scorers:
    Tokyo Excel.: J.Faison 26+13reb+5ast, D.Bailey 20+5reb+8ast, T.Sano 13+4reb, O.Kei 10+4reb, D.Taguchi 10+3reb+6ast, J.Herold 7+7reb
    Tokyo Cinq R.: A.Murray 43+10reb+4ast, D.Martin 15+3reb+2ast, T.Maemura 14+3reb+2ast, B.Seck 12+5reb+2ast, Y.Ono 6+1reb+2ast, D.Uematsu 5+3reb+1ast
    gschID: 551479


    Kagoshima - Otsuka A. 77-81

    No shocking result in a game when second ranked Otsuka A. (13-7) beat 5th ranked Kagoshima (8-12) in Renova 81-77 on Sunday. Otsuka A. forced 19 Kagoshima turnovers. Quite impressive performance for American forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds. Swingman Shuichiro Samejima (188-87) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Four Otsuka A. players scored in double figures. Bahamas center Gjio Bain (211-85, college: S.Mississippi) replied with 13 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Darnell Martin (198-91, college: CS Dominguez H.) added 4 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Kagoshima. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Otsuka A. have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 13-7 record having four points less than leader Tokyo HT. Kagoshima lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth place with 12 games lost.
    Top scorers:
    Kagoshima: B.Gill 15+2reb+1ast, Y.Yamada 13+3reb+1ast, G.Bain 13+8reb, K.Matsuzaki 8+1ast, K.Kiichi 8+1ast, R.Toyama 7+1reb+2ast
    Otsuka A.: S.Samejima 16+4reb+1ast, N.Shiozuka 13+1reb, K.Richardson 11+13reb+1ast, R.Narumi 10+3reb+2ast, I.Hirotoki 8+3ast, Y.Sato 7+1reb
    gschID: 551483


    Tokyo Cinq R. - Tokyo Excel. 93-101

    Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tokyo: Tokyo Excel. (#3) and Tokyo Cinq R. (#6). Tokyo Cinq R. was defeated at home 93-101 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Tokyo Excel. made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Tokyo Excel. outrebounded Tokyo Cinq R. 40-24 including a 29-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American forward Jordan Faison (201-94, college: Cal Poly Pomona) notched a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort and guard Ogura Kei (190-94) supported him with 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Even 35 points (!!!) by American guard Andre Murray (188-87, college: Portland St.) did not help to save the game for Tokyo Cinq R.. Senegalese Bira Seck (204-90, college: Idaho, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points for lost side. Five Tokyo Excel. and four Tokyo Cinq R. players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Tokyo Excel. maintains third position with 12-8 record having five points less than leader Tokyo HT. Loser Tokyo Cinq R. stay dead last with 18 lost games.
    Top scorers:
    Tokyo Cinq R.: A.Murray 35+3reb+1ast, B.Seck 15+4reb+3ast, H.Maeda 14+1reb+1ast, D.Martin 13+2reb+3ast, T.Martel 6+5reb+2ast, Y.Sakai 4+3reb+1ast
    Tokyo Excel.: O.Kei 25+6reb, J.Faison 25+10reb+7ast, D.Bailey 15+5reb+2ast, D.Taguchi 13+5reb+2ast, T.Sano 12+2reb+2ast, S.Miyata 7+5reb+3ast
    gschID: 551482


    Saitama Bron. - Tokyo HT 75-85

    An interesting game for Tokyo HT (17-3) which played road game in Saitama against 4th ranked Saitama Broncos (8-12). First ranked Tokyo HT managed to get a 10-point victory 85-75. Tokyo HT dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Saitama Broncos' 26 and made 24-of-29 charity shots (82.8 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Saitama Broncos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. The other American import forward Joel James (208-94, college: N.Carolina) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Senegalese power forward Cheikh Sane (207-92, college: Marshall) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Ferrakohn Hall (203-90, college: Memphis) added 15 points respectively for lost side. Four Tokyo HT and five Saitama Broncos players scored in double figures. Saitama Broncos' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Tokyo HT maintains first position with 17-3 record. Saitama Broncos at the other side keep the fourth place with 12 games lost.
    Top scorers:
    Saitama Bron.: F.Hall 15+4reb+3ast, K.Takahashi 14+4reb+1ast, C.Sane 13+11reb, S.Kento 13+2reb, M.Ueda 10+5reb+5ast, I.Hiroki 5+2reb
    Tokyo HT: A.Jones 18+11reb, J.James 15+7reb, K.Kanai 13+2reb, M.Kamezaki 13+1reb+2ast, K.Nakamura 13+2reb+3ast, E.Morris 9+5reb+1ast
    gschID: 551481





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