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B Standings
Central
 1 Niigata Albirex 45-15 
 2 Kawasaki BT 40-21 
 3 Toyama Grouses 33-28 
 4 SeaHorses 31-29 
 5 San-en 22-38 
 6 Yokohama BC 14-46 
East
 1 Chiba Jets 52-8 
 2 Tochigi Brex 49-10 
 3 Toyota Alvark 43-16 
 4 Hitachi SR 27-33 
 5 Akita NH 17-43 
 6 Hokkaido L. 10-50 
West
 1 Ryukyu GK 40-20 
 2 Nagoya DD 33-27 
 3 Kyoto Hannar. 31-29 
 4 Osaka Evessa 23-37 
 5 Shiga L-Stars 18-42 
 6 Fukuoka Rizing 12-48 
Last:4/22/2019
B2 Standings
Central
 1 Shinshu BW 48-12 
 2 Toyotsu FE 41-19 
 3 Nishinomiya S. 34-26 
 4 Tokyo Z 22-38 
 5 Kanazawa Sam. 21-39 
 6 Tokyo HT 11-49 
East
 1 Gunma 43-17 
 2 Sendai 89ers 40-20 
 3 Cyberdyne IR 35-25 
 4 Fukushima 27-33 
 5 Yamagata 22-38 
 6 Aomori Watts 15-45 
West
 1 Kumamoto V. 45-15 
 2 Shimane SM 43-17 
 3 Hiroshima D. 32-28 
 4 Bambitious Nara 22-38 
 5 Ehime OV 20-40 
 6 Kagawa FA 19-41 
Last:4/22/2019
B League D3 Standings
 1 Tokyo Excel. 11-1 
 2 Koshigaya A. 8-4 
 3 Tokyo Cinq R. 7-5 
 4 Iwate Big Bulls 6-6 
 5 Gifu Swoops 4-8 
 6 Kagoshima 3-9 
 7 Saitama Bron. 3-9 
Stage One Standings
Last:5/5/2019
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Gardner, Niigata .27.5 
 2. Simon, Kyoto H.24.3 
 3. Cummings, Nagoya D.23.2 
 4. Keenan, Akita NH22.8 
 5. Durham, Shiga L.22.3 
 6. Fazekas, Kawasaki.22.0 
 7. Lyons, Toyama G.21.9 
 8. Mavunga, Kyoto H.21.6 
 9. Walker, Shiga L.21.5 
 10. Lawal, Shiga L.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex STEPHESON
  Yokohama.
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Stepheson, Yokohama.13.6 
 2. Durham, Shiga L.13.2 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.12.3 
 4. Lawal, Shiga L.12.2 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses12.1 
 6. Armstrong, Nagoya D.11.7 
 7. Fischer, Shiga L.11.6 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .11.1 
 9. Meeks, SeaHorses11.0 
 10. Gardner, Niigata .10.9 
Assists Per Game
 Julian MAVUNGA
  Kyoto H.
  (203-PF-90)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Mavunga, Kyoto H.8.5 
 2. Blakely, Fukuoka .6.3 
 3. Namizato, Ryukyu G.6.3 
 4. Matsushima, Hokkaido.6.3 
 5. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.7 
 6. Nakayama, Akita NH5.4 
 7. Meeks, SeaHorses5.2 
 8. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.1 
 9. Igarashi, Niigata .5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marqus BLAKELY
  Fukuoka .
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Blakely, Fukuoka .2.5 
 2. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex2.2 
 3. Nakayama, Akita NH2.2 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets2.0 
 5. McCrea, Yokohama.1.9 
 6. Walker, Shiga L.1.8 
 7. Ohishi, San-en1.5 
 8. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.5 
 9. Baba, Toyota Alvark1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Prince IBEH
  Yokohama BC
  (208-C-94)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ibeh, Yokohama BC2.8 
 2. Mullens, Hokkaido L.2.3 
 3. Coleby, Akita NH2.3 
 4. Simon, Kyoto H.2.1 
 5. Armstrong, Nagoya D.1.7 
 6. Lawson, Fukuoka .1.7 
 7. Hamilton, Niigata .1.5 
 8. Lawal, Shiga L.1.5 
 9. Parker, Chiba Jets1.3 
 10. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.3 

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Japanese B League round 2 best performance: Joshua Smith - Oct 10, 2018


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Joshua Smith
JOSHUA SMITH

American Center Joshua Smith (208-C-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Toyama Grouses, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 18 rebounds, while his team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team Yokohama BC (#6, 0-2) with 24-point margin 101-77. Toyama Grouses is placed at 2nd position in their group in Japanese B League. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Toyama Grouses won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Smith turned to be Toyama Grouses' top player in his first season with the team. Former Georgetown University star has very solid stats this year. Smith is league's best scorer averaging so far 32.0ppg. Smith is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 14.5rpg) and averages impressive 1.5bpg and 84.8% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Ryan Rossiter (204-F-89) of league's leader Tochigi Brex. Rossiter had a very good evening with 29 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Tochigi Brex cruised to a 82-73 relatively comfortable win over Fukuoka Rizing (0-2). His team has extremely good start of the season. They won both games so far. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Rossiter is a newcomer at Tochigi Brex, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.5ppg (#2). He also registered 11.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Zimbabwean forward Julian Mavunga (203-PF-90, agency: Pensack Sports) of Kyoto Hannar. (#3). Mavunga showcased his all-around game by recording 19 points, twelve rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Kyoto Hannar., leading his team to a 93-88 win against #4 ranked San-en in a game of the week. Kyoto Hannar. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in West. Their record at this point is 1 victories and 1 lost games. Mavunga has a very solid season. In 2 games in Japan he scored 17.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Leo Lyons (206-F-87) of Toyama Grouses - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Narito Namizato (172-G-89) of Ryukyu GK - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Marc Trasolini (206-F/C-90) of Hokkaido L. - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ryan Kelly (211-PF-91) of Hitachi SR - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
8. James Southerland (203-F-90) of SeaHorses - 32 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Lamont Hamilton (208-C/F-84) of Niigata Albirex - 23 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
10. David Simon (208-C-82) of Kyoto Hannar. - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists

The Player of the week is selected 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)

The Player of the Week awards are presented by Interperformances. Interperformances is a full-service agency specializing in the representation of professional athletes the world-over. With more than forty-eight years of experience, INTERPERFORMANCES is well known to all professional teams and clubs. General Managers trust and rely on our opinions and recommendations.
  




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