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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 14 best performance: Davante Gardner (by Interperformances) - Nov 11, 2018


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DAVANTE GARDNER

American Power forward Davante Gardner (203-PF-91) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Niigata Albirex, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 29 points and 17 rebounds, while his team beat Hokkaido L. (#6, 4-11) 78-63. It allowed Niigata Albirex to consolidate first place in the Japanese B League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Niigata Albirex has a very solid 11-4 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Gardner had a remarkable 57.9% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Niigata Albirex, through which he has constantly improved. Former Marquette University star has very solid stats this year. Gardner is league's best scorer averaging so far 28.4ppg. Gardner is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 11.0rpg) and averages impressive 60.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Ryan Kelly (211-PF-91) of Hitachi SR. Kelly had a very good evening with a double-double of 22 points and 15 rebounds. It was enough for Hitachi SR to edge slightly higher-ranked SeaHorses (#4, 7-8) 76-71. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in Central. Hitachi SR consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-10 record. Kelly is a newcomer at Hitachi SR, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.8ppg (#8). His other stats are also decent: 8.2rpg and 4.0apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Ryan Rossiter (204-F-89) of league's top team Tochigi Brex. Rossiter showcased his all-around game by recording 19 points, eighteen rebounds (!!!) and nine assists in the last round. He was a key player of Tochigi Brex, leading his team to a 97-65 easy win against the lower-ranked Fukuoka Rizing (#6, 2-13). Tochigi Brex confirms their top position in West. Rossiter has a great season in Japan. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.1ppg (2nd best), rebounds with 11.7rpg (2nd best) and assists with 5.2apg (7th best). He also has 1.2bpg, FGP: 54.5% and 3PT: 55.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Joshua Smith (208-C-92) of Toyama Grouses - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Josh Harrellson (208-F-89) of Osaka Evessa - 21 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Lamont Hamilton (208-C/F-84) of Niigata Albirex - 27 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
7. David Simon (208-C-82) of Kyoto Hannar. - 27 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Leo Lyons (206-F-87) of Toyama Grouses - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Gavin Edwards (206-F/C-88) of Chiba Jets - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Yusuke Karino (184-G-90) of Shiga L-Stars - 31 points and 3 rebounds

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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