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B Standings
Central
 1 Niigata Albirex 29-11 
 2 Kawasaki BT 24-16 
 3 SeaHorses 22-18 
 4 Toyama Grouses 21-19 
 5 San-en 17-23 
 6 Yokohama BC 11-29 
East
 1 Chiba Jets 33-7 
 2 Tochigi Brex 32-8 
 3 Toyota Alvark 28-12 
 4 Hitachi SR 18-22 
 5 Akita NH 13-27 
 6 Hokkaido L. 10-30 
West
 1 Ryukyu GK 25-15 
 2 Nagoya DD 22-18 
 3 Kyoto Hannar. 22-18 
 4 Osaka Evessa 15-25 
 5 Fukuoka Rizing 10-30 
 6 Shiga L-Stars 8-32 
Full Standings
Last:2/11/2019
B2 Standings
Central
 1 Shinshu BW 32-8 
 2 Toyotsu FE 25-15 
 3 Nishinomiya S. 19-21 
 4 Kanazawa Sam. 17-23 
 5 Tokyo Z 14-26 
 6 Tokyo HT 7-34 
East
 1 Gunma 29-11 
 2 Sendai 89ers 26-14 
 3 Cyberdyne IR 24-16 
 4 Fukushima 18-22 
 5 Yamagata 16-24 
 6 Aomori Watts 12-28 
West
 1 Shimane SM 29-11 
 2 Kumamoto V. 28-12 
 3 Hiroshima D. 27-14 
 4 Ehime OV 17-23 
 5 Bambitious Nara 11-28 
 6 Kagawa FA 9-30 
Full Standings
Last:2/16/2019
B League D3 Standings
 1 Tokyo Excel. 24-3 
 2 Toyoda Gosei 20-7 
 3 Koshigaya A. 20-7 
 4 Aisin AW 17-10 
 5 Tokyo Cinq R. 15-13 
 6 Saitama Bron. 13-15 
 7 Gifu Swoops 11-16 
 8 Kagoshima 11-16 
 9 Iwate Big Bulls 5-22 
 10 Tokyo Big Blue 0-27 
Full Standings
Last:2/16/2019
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Gardner, Niigata .26.6 
 2. Simon, Kyoto H.24.1 
 3. Cummings, Nagoya D.23.5 
 4. Lyons, Toyama G.23.1 
 5. Keenan, Akita NH22.9 
 6. Fazekas, Kawasaki.22.3 
 7. Lawal, Shiga L.20.9 
 8. Mavunga, Kyoto H.20.7 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .20.6 
 10. Ohishi, San-en20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kennedy MEEKS
  SeaHorses
  (208-F-95)
  Avg: 13
 1. Meeks, SeaHorses13.0 
 2. Lawal, Shiga L.12.3 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.12.0 
 4. Stepheson, Yokohama.11.9 
 5. Fischer, Shiga L.11.6 
 6. Rossiter, Tochigi .11.5 
 7. Butts, SeaHorses11.3 
 8. Fazekas, Kawasaki.11.1 
 9. Burrell, Nagoya DD10.8 
 10. Smith, Toyama G.10.8 
Assists Per Game
 Julian MAVUNGA
  Kyoto H.
  (203-PF-90)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Mavunga, Kyoto H.8.7 
 2. Namizato, Ryukyu G.7.2 
 3. Matsushima, Hokkaido.6.3 
 4. Nakayama, Akita NH5.7 
 5. Igarashi, Niigata .5.3 
 6. Suzuki, San-en5.3 
 7. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.2 
 8. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.2 
 9. Uto, Toyama G.5.0 
 10. Ito, Kyoto Hannar.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Takuya NAKAYAMA
  Akita NH
  (182-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Nakayama, Akita NH2.2 
 2. Blakely, Shiga L.2.2 
 3. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex2.2 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.9 
 5. Ohishi, San-en1.6 
 6. Fujii, Kawasaki BT1.6 
 7. Yamashita, Fukuoka .1.6 
 8. Simon, Kyoto H.1.5 
 9. Kelly, Hitachi SR1.5 
 10. Kawamura, Yokohama.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Prince IBEH
  Yokohama BC
  (208-C-94)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ibeh, Yokohama BC2.8 
 2. Coleby, Akita NH2.4 
 3. Simon, Kyoto H.2.2 
 4. Lawson, Fukuoka .1.8 
 5. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 6. Hamilton, Niigata .1.6 
 7. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.5 
 8. Lawal, Shiga L.1.4 
 9. Meeks, SeaHorses1.3 
 10. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.2 
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Round 41 (Regular Season)

Akita NH 55% Mar.2 Osaka Evessa
Toyota Alvar 64% Mar.2 Toyama Grous
Kawasaki BT 73% Mar.2 Hitachi SR
Chiba Jets 80% Mar.2 Fukuoka Rizi
Kyoto Hannar 84% Mar.2 Shiga L-Star
San-en Mar.2 Tochigi Brex 77%
Niigata Albi 68% Mar.2 Nagoya DD
Ryukyu GK 86% Mar.2 Hokkaido L.
SeaHorses 63% Mar.2 Yokohama BC
Next Round Schedule

Round 41 (Regular Season)

Aomori Watts Feb.17 Gunma 73%
Fukushima Feb.17 Tokyo Z 52%
Cyberdyne I 52% Feb.17 Sendai 89ers
Bambitious N 64% Feb.17 Yamagata
Shimane SM 63% Feb.17 Shinshu BW
Kagawa FA Feb.17 Toyotsu FE 73%
Ehime OV 55% Feb.17 Nishinomiya
Kumamoto V. 58% Feb.17 Kanazawa Sam
Next Round Schedule

Round 35 (Regular Season)

Koshigaya A Feb.17 Tokyo Excel 57%
Toyoda Gosei 82% Feb.17 Kagoshima
Aisin AW 95% Feb.17 Tokyo Big Bl
Gifu Swoops 70% Feb.17 Iwate Big Bu
Wayne Arnold First Blog - Feb 11, 2016


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Wayne Arnold
I've never done a blog before so bare with me. I came to Japan (BJ League) in January on a short term contract, basically a tryout with the Shiga Lakestars. Before I get into this, I'm gonna give a little bit of history on my career in this league. Back 2 back champion, guard of the year, 6th man of the year, led the league in 3pt percentage, led the league in points per minute, 4 final four appearances, and I've played here for 5 seasons. With that said, you could understand my frustration when a team says they want to bring me here on a tryout. But being that I've always carried myself as a professional, I understood because of the import rule and the need for bigger players.

So over the weekend we split our 2 game series against a team that we should never have lost to. What's even more, we lost by 25 on the 2nd night, smh. It was very disappointing, to say the least. It felt like we were the worst defense in the league playing against the Golden State Warriors. The game got out of hand pretty quickly. I had a decent game though, scoring 19pts in about 20mins of play. Most would be satisfied with those numbers but me, I'm about winning, but not only that, winning the right way. I never felt we have been playing the right way as a team. Between missing defensive assignments and poor execution on offense....I've felt that the games we've won were simply because we were more talented.

Fast forward to Monday morning, I get a call from the team manager saying the president wants to meet with me about either extending or terminating my contract. Low and behold, this turns out to be an exit meeting. Yea, your boy got the axe....never thought that would happen. But adding injury to insult.....not 1 of the local players or even the head coach attempted to reach out to me and say goodbye or good luck or anything of that nature. It felt like a slap in the face. But wait, the head coach was the assistant coach on my first championship team, so we've known each other for years. Of course, I spent time with the other 2 imports, and the assistant came to holla at me, the team manager spoke with me, and then 1 of the locals (just met him when I got here) reached out to me via FB. Enough of that, "now what?!"

All Monday and most of Tuesday I'm going through it. "I've never been cut before, is my career winding down, is this how it ends, I'm about to turn 32, who's looking for a 32yr old guard that's just been cut and has been playing in Japan for the passed 5-6seasons?" Mentally, I was crushed.....until my agent called with a few offers from other teams around the league. One of those teams, Niigata, coached by the same guy I won back 2 back titles with. 1st thought, "let's do it!!" Although I'm taking a major pay cut, I couldn't pass up this opportunity.

We have a naturalized African big man on this team that can play as a Japanese guy. If you know anything about Japanese, you're NOT gonna find many tall guys in this country. With there only being 2 imports on the floor at a time, we are damn near cheating. 2 true bigs and me at the guard spot. Talk about redemption. It's amazing how God works. One door closes, but now the garage is open. All that frustration from my last situation will be let out against any and everybody in my quest for another title. It's time for some getback! I'll holla at y'all soon.  




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