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Players/Coaches Movement in Japan in summer 2018
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Updated on: November 15, 2018

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  AKITA NORTHERN HAPPINETS  (Promoted)  
Players Joined
 Justin Keenan  USA (202-F/C-88)  from San Martin C. (Argentina)  
 Masahiro Narita  (185-SF-94)  from Toyotsu FE (B2 League)  
 Kengo Nomoto  (196-F-92)  from Kawasaki BT (B League)  
 Daichi Shimoyama  (181-G-89)  from Aomori Watts (B2 League)  
 Tatsuhiko Tatsuhiko  (185-G-88)  from Ehime OV (B2 League)  
 Nyika Williams  Vincentian (203-F/C-87)  from Ehime OV (B2 League)  
Players Stayed
 Kadeem Coleby  Bahamas (206-C/F-89)
 Takuya Nakayama  (182-PG-94)
 Shota Onodera  (183-PG-94)
 Ryosuke Shirahama  (190-F-91)
 Ryuto Yasuoka  (188-G-95)
 Daichi Taniguchi  (201-F/C-90)
Free Agents
 Hiroshi Funayama  (190-F-92)
 Rintaro Tokunaga  (177-PG-86)
 Ryosuke Mizumachi  (186-G-81)

  CHIBA JETS  
Players Joined
 Josh Duncan  USA (203-F/C-86)  from Eskisehir Basket (Turkey)  
 Yoshiaki Fujinaga  (173-PG-92)  from Nagoya DD (B League)  
 Tre McKinney-Jones  (198-G-90)  from Ft.Wayne Champs (The Basketball Tournament)  
 Hiromasa Omiya  (198-F/C-83)  from Nagoya DD (B League)  
 Shigehiro Taguchi  (184-G-90)  from Akita NH (B League)  
Players Stayed
 Aki Chambers  USA Japanese (190-G-90)
 Gavin Edwards  USA (206-F/C-88)
 Shuta Hara  (187-G-93)
 Michael Parker  USA Japanese (202-F-81)
 Yuki Togashi  (170-PG-93)
 Fumio Nishimura  (177-G-86)
 Kosuke Ishii  (182-G-87)
 Ryumo Ono  (197-F/C-88)
Free Agents
 Shunsuke Ito  (204-C/F-79)

  FUKUOKA RIZING  (Promoted)  
Players Joined
 Blake Aoki  (202-F/C-93)  from Toyama Grouses (B League)  
 Kazuya Hatano  Brazilian Japanese (192-F-82)  from Shimane SM (B2 League)  
 Masashi Joho  (183-SF-82)  from Niigata Albirex (B League)  
 Benjamin Lawson  British (216-F-95)  from LAU (Cyprus)  
 Dexter Pittman  USA (208-C-88)  from Toyama Grouses (B League)  
 Syota Tsuyama  (178-PG-96)  from Ryukyu GK (B League)  
 Tenyoku You  (194-F-88)  from Niigata Albirex (B League)  
Players Stayed
 Eric Jacobsen  USA (208-PF-94)
 Seiya Kanou  (195-F-89)
 Daisuke Kobayashi  (188-G-87)
 Takuya Komoda  (190-F-87)
 Yasuhiro Yamashita  (187-G-86)
 Satoshi Ishitani  (177-PG-85)
Free Agents
 Soichiro Inoue  (200-F-99)
 Katsuaki Okuno  (174-G-95)
 Nagashima Emanuel  (185-G-92)
 Masahiro Kano  (185-G-84)
 Yuki Kitamuki  (184-G-85)
Coaches Joined
 Ryuji Kawai  from Shinshu BW (B2 League)  
 Bob Nash  USA  from Toyama Grouses (B League)  
 Bobby Nash  from Toyama Grouses (B League)  

  HITACHI SUNROCKERS TOKYO-SHIBUYA  
Players Joined
 Shinji Akiba  (185-G-93)  from Tokyo HT (B2 League)  
 Samba Faye  (205-C-87)  from Shiga L-Stars (B League)  
 Ryan Kelly  USA (211-PF-91)  from Real Betis (Spain)  
 Markhuri Sanders-Frison  USA (203-C-88)  from Iwate Big Bulls (B League D4)  
Players Stayed
 Tomoya Hasegawa  (185-G-89)
 Robert Sacre  Canadian (213-C-89)
 Morihisa Yamauchi  (173-G-90)
 Taishiro Shimizu  (183-G-81)
 Yusei Sugiura  (196-F-95)
 Leo Vendrame  (183-PG-93)
 Kenta Hirose  (193-G-85)
 Takashi Ito  (174-PG-90)
 Yuki Mitsuhara  (198-F-89)
Free Agents
 Ruben Boykin  USA (201-F-85)
Coaches Joined
 Tsutomu Isa  from Ryukyu GK (B League)  

  KAWASAKI BRAVE THUNDERS  
Players Joined
 Shane Edwards  USA (201-F-87)  from CLS Knights (Indonesia)  
 Vernon Macklin  USA (208-F/C-86)  from Wuhan (China)  
Players Stayed
 Yasunori Aoki  (180-G-95)
 Shotaro Hayashi  (195-F/G-95)
 Yuma Fujii  (178-PG-91)
 Yuya Kamata  (197-G/F-90)
 Hiroki Taniguchi  (187-G-92)
 Diouf Diouf  Senegalese (197-G/F-77)
 Nick Fazekas  USA Japanese (211-F/C-85)
 Takumi Hasegawa  (190-F-89)
 Naoto Tsuji  (185-G/F-89)
 Ryusei Shinoyama  (178-PG-88)

  KYOTO HANNARYZ  
Players Joined
 Shinobu Kon  (190-F-87)  from Kagawa FA (B2 League)  
 Julian Mavunga  Zimbabwean USA (203-PF-90)  from Ft.Wayne Champs (The Basketball Tournament)  
 Shaquille Morris  (203-C-94)
 David Simon  USA (208-C-82)  from Shaanxi X. (China)  
Players Stayed
 Kevin Hareyama  (191-SG-93)
 Tatsuya Ito  (173-PG-94)
 Masaharu Kataoka  (190-G-85)
 Yuya Nagayoshi  (199-C-91)
 Shun Watanuki  (178-PG-87)
 Yusuke Okada  (185-G-84)
 Yuto Tongu  (198-F-94)
 Shingo Utsumi  (188-G/F-84)
Free Agents
 Taku Bandoh  (185-G-92)

  LEVANGA HOKKAIDO SAPPORO  
Players Joined
 David Doblas  Spanish (206-C-81)  from Estudiantes C. (Argentina)  
 Sean Ichioka  (200-F/C-91)  from SeaHorses (B League)  
 Shuto Mizoguchi  (187-G-87)  from Sendai 89ers (B2 League)  
 Shusuke Yamamoto  (174-PG-93)  from Yamagata (B2 League)  
Players Stayed
 Marc Trasolini  Canadian Italian (206-F/C-90)
 Yoshitake Matsushima  (185-PG-92)
 Ryohei Ryohei  (188-G-95)
 Kohei Sekino  (183-PG-94)
 Zen Maki  (188-G-92)
 Daisuke Noguchi  (196-F-83)
 Asahi Tajima  (173-G-88)
 Takehiko Orimo  (190-G-70)
 Ryota Sakurai  (194-G-83)
Free Agents
 Dijon Thompson  USA (201-G/F-83)
Coaches Joined
 Jose Neto  from Flamengo (Brazil)  

  LINK TOCHIGI BREX  
Players Joined
 Jeffrey Gibbs  (188-F-80)  from We Are D3 (The Basketball Tournament)  
 Takahiro Kurihara  (192-G/F-87)  from Kawasaki BT (B League)  
 Andrew Naymick  USA (209-C-85)  from Koshigaya A. (B League D3)  
 Eric Roberts  (193-F-95)
 Ryan Rossiter  (204-F-89)  from Saints Alive (The Basketball Tournament)  
 Takanori Takanori  (181-PG-94)  from Hokkaido L. (B League)  
Players Stayed
 Seiji Ikaruga  (185-G-94)
 Shuhei Kitagawa  (185-G/F-85)
 Ryo Yamazaki  (180-SG-92)
 Kosuke Hashimoto  (202-F-93)
 Kosuke Takeuchi  (206-C/F-85)
 Hironori Watanabe  (180-G-88)
 Yusuke Endo  (185-G-89)
 Yuta Tabuse  (173-G-80)
Free Agents
 Cedric Bozeman  USA (198-G-83)

  NAGOYA DIAMOND DOLPHINS  
Players Joined
 Justin Burrell  (207-F-88)  from Overseas Elite (The Basketball Tournament)  
 Markeith Cummings  USA (198-SF-88)  from Panionios (Greece)  
 Manato Kikuchi  (191-F-89)  from Hitachi SR (B League)  
 Ryota Kobayashi  (178-PG-91)  from Shiga L-Stars (B League)  
 Jotaro Mitsuda  (188-G-94)  from Yokohama BC (B League)  
Players Stayed
 Craig Brackins  USA (208-PF-87)
 Shuto Ando  (189-G-94)
 Tenketsu Harimoto  (198-C/F-92)
 Toshihiro Nakatsuka  (187-F-86)
 Takaya Sasayama  (178-G-93)
 Taito Nakahigashi  (190-G-92)

  NIIGATA ALBIREX  
Players Joined
 Lamont Hamilton  USA (208-C/F-84)  from Ryukyu GK (B League)  
 Shunpei Ishii  (187-G-95)  from Tokyo Z (B2 League)  
 Shinsuke Kashiwagi  (183-PG-81)  from Nagoya DD (B League)  
 Yuki Ueta  (193-F-87)  from Toyama Grouses (B League)  
 Ryunosuke Watanabe  (185-SF-94)  from Ryukyu GK (B League)  
 Yuki Yamaguchi  (166-PG-86)  from Cyberdyne IR (B2 League)  
Players Stayed
 Keita Imamura  (191-G/F-96)
 Jun Uzawa  (197-C/F-81)
 Davante Gardner  USA (203-PF-91)
 Kei Igarashi  (180-G-80)
 Kenta Morii  (178-PG-95)
 Yuichi Ikeda  (191-SF-83)

  OSAKA EVESSA  
Players Joined
 Pape Faye  Senegalese Japanese (200-C-87)  from Fukuoka Rizing (B League)  
 Xavier Gibson  (210-F/C-88)  from Lakeland M. (NBA G League)  
 Josh Harrellson  USA (208-F-89)  from Hitachi SR (B League)  
 Shunki Hatakeyama  (170-PG-91)  from Niigata Albirex (B League)  
 Jahmar Thorpe  USA (198-F-84)  from Iwate Big Bulls (B League D4)  
Players Stayed
 Soichiro Fujitaka  (190-G-91)
 Naoya Kumagae  (194-F-90)
 Rei Goda  (181-G-93)
 Hiroyuki Kinoshita  (178-PG-80)
 Shinnosuke Negoro  (195-F-87)
 Shota Konno  (184-SG-85)
 Takuya Hashimoto  (186-SG-94)
Coaches Joined
 Shinji Tomiyama  from Toyota Alvark (B League)  

  RYUKYU GOLDEN KINGS OKINAWA  
Players Joined
 Jeff Ayres  (206-F-87)  from LA Lakers (NBA)  
 Ryoma Hashimoto  (178-G-88)  from SeaHorses (B League)  
 Hayato Kantake  (194-F-86)  from Osaka Evessa (B League)  
 Narito Namizato  (172-G-89)  from Shiga L-Stars (B League)  
 Josh Scott  USA (208-F-93)  from Shimane SM (B2 League)  
Players Stayed
 Ira Brown  USA Japanese (193-F-82)
 Takatoshi Furukawa  (190-G/F-87)
 Takumi Ishizaki  (188-PG-84)
 Yutaro Suda  (188-G-92)
 Naoki Tashiro  (188-F-93)
 Ryuichi Kishimoto  (176-G-90)
 Shigeyuki Kinjo  (182-G-84)
Free Agents
 Gen Hiraiwa  (198-C-97)
Coaches Joined
 Norio Sassa  from Hitachi SR (B League)  

  SAN-EN NEOPHOENIX  
Players Joined
 Tomonobu Hasegawa  (184-G-90)  from Shiga L-Stars (B League)  
 Shota Kanno  (187-G-92)  from Fukushima (B2 League)  
 William McDonald  USA (206-F-79)  from Yokohama BC (B League)  
 Shota Watanabe  (180-PG-93)  from Shimane SM (B2 League)  
Players Stayed
 Hisashi Da Silva  (187-G-99)
 Hayato Kawashima  (186-G-90)
 Robert Dozier  USA (206-F-85)
 Tatsuya Suzuki  (169-PG-91)
 Shuto Tawatari  (185-G-90)
 Shingo Okada  (186-G/F-83)
 Atsuya Ota  (206-C-84)
Free Agents
 Scott Morrison  Canadian (213-C-86)
 Wendell White  USA (198-G-84)
 Shinnosuke Ohishi  (174-PG-87)
 Masahiro Oguchi  (172-G-76)
Coaches Joined
 Joe Cook  Canadian  from Yamagata (B2 League)  

  SEAHORSES MIKAWA  
Players Joined
 Shusuke Ikuhara  (180-PG-94)  from Tochigi Brex (B League)  
 Grant Jerrett  (208-F-93)  from LA Clippers (NBA)  
 James Southerland  (203-F-90)  from Boeheim's Army (The Basketball Tournament)  
Players Stayed
 Keijuro Matsui  (188-G-85)
 Sunao Murakami  (178-PG-86)
 Takanobu Nishikawa  (195-F-92)
 Masaya Karimata  (178-PG-88)
 Masaaki Morikawa  (190-SF-92)
 Isaac Butts  USA (208-C-89)
 Kosuke Kanamaru  (193-F/G-89)
 Toshikazu Kato  (191-G/F-93)
 JR Sakuragi  USA Japanese (206-C-76)
Free Agents
 Courtney Sims  USA (211-C-83)

  SHIGA LAKESTARS  
Players Joined
 Gaku Arao  (198-F/C-87)  from Chiba Jets (B League)  
 Taishi Ito  (182-G-86)  from Hokkaido L. (B League)  
 Junki Kano  (192-F-88)  from San-en (B League)  
 Gani Lawal  Nigerian USA (206-F/C-88)  from Metros STGO (Dominican Rep.)  
 Kohei Ninomiya  (173-PG-88)  from Ryukyu GK (B League)  
 Shou Nisbet  New Zealand (196-G-97)
 Nishi Yutaro  (176-PG-92)  from Iwate Big Bulls (B League D4)  
Players Stayed
 D'Or Fischer  USA Israeli (211-C-81)
 Hironori Higuchi  (191-F/C-90)
 Yusuke Karino  (184-G-90)
 Koyo Takahashi  (192-F-94)
Free Agents
 Yousuke Sugawara  (187-G/F-83)
 Daichi Tanaka  (183-G/F-89)
Coaches Joined
 Hirokazu Nema  from Gunma (B2 League)  

  TOYAMA GROUSES  
Players Joined
 Tomokazu Abe  (180-G-85)  from Chiba Jets (B League)  
 Fumihiko Aono  (210-C-78)  from Fukuoka Rizing (B League)  
 Seiya Funyu  (190-G-93)  from Nagoya DD (B League)  
 Kenji Hilke  (197-F-85)  from San-en (B League)  
 Leo Lyons  USA (206-F-87)  from Chiba Jets (B League)  
 Samuel Sekiguchi  (190-G-99)  from Legia 2 (Poland)  
 Joshua Smith  USA (208-C-92)  from Kyoto Hannar. (B League)  
 Daiji Yamada  (200-C-81)  from Hiroshima D. (B2 League)  
Players Stayed
 Daichi Kuzuhara  (187-G-96)
 Yuto Otsuka  (188-F-87)
 Naoki Uto  (188-F-91)
 Takeshi Mito  (184-G-85)
Free Agents
 Yuta Miyanaga  (183-G-81)
 Tanaka Kensuke  (187-G-85)
 Drew Viney  USA (204-PF-88)
 Sam Willard  USA (205-F-88)
Coaches Joined
 Don Beck  USA  from Toyota A. (WJBL)  
 Jamie Duncan  Canadian British  from Toyota A. (WJBL)  

  TOYOTA ALVARK TOKYO  (Champion)  
Players Joined
 Milko Bjelica  Montenegrin Serbian (207-F/C-84)  from Zaragoza (Spain)  
Players Stayed
 Seiya Ando  (184-G-92)
 Yudai Baba  (193-SF-95)
 Alex Kirk  USA (211-C-91)
 Genki Kojima  (180-G-94)
 Takumi Saito  (172-PG-95)
 Jawad Williams  USA (204-F-83)
 Joji Takeuchi  (207-F/C-85)
 Daiki Tanaka  (191-SG-91)
 Zack Baranski  (193-G/F-92)
 Shohei Kikuchi  (191-F/G-84)
 Takeki Shonaka  (180-PG-84)
Free Agents
 Brendan Lane  USA (206-C-90)
Coaches Joined
 Kota Mizuno  from Hokkaido L. (B League)  

  YOKOHAMA B-CORSAIRS  
Players Joined
 Hunter Cort  (189-G-99)  from Hiroshima D. (B2 League)  
 Charles Garcia  Costa Rican Belizean (208-F-88)  from Ginebra Kings (Philippines)  
 Naoaki Hashimoto  (183-SG-92)  from Toyama Grouses (B League)  
 Prince Ibeh  British (208-C-94)  from Long Island N. (NBA G League)  
 Javon McCrea  USA (201-F-92)  from Aguada (Puerto Rico)  
 Edward Morris  USA Japanese (204-C/F-84)  from Tokyo HT (B2 League)  
 Tsubasa Obara  (198-F-94)  from Toyama Grouses (B League)  
Players Stayed
 Ryo Tawatari  (180-PG-93)
 Masashi Hosoya  (173-PG-89)
 Takuya Kawamura  (193-G-86)
 Alexis Minatoya  (191-G-88)
 Kazutaka Takashima  (191-G-84)
 Ken Takeda  (188-G/F-78)
Free Agents
 Hasheem Thabeet  Tanzanian (218-C-87)
Coaches Joined
 Thomas Wisman  USA  from Tochigi Brex (B League)  

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