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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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Best players of Japanese B2 League round 54 - Apr 2, 2019


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Cullen Russo
CULLEN RUSSO

American Cullen Russo (206-F-94) had a great game in the last round for Aomori Watts and that's him to receive a Interperformances B2 League Player of the Week award for round 54.
The 24-year old forward had a double-double of 34 points and seventeen rebounds, while his team lost the game against Gunma (#1, 38-16) 88-93. Aomori Watts maintains the 6th position in their group in Japanese B2 League. The season is in a full swing, so it's only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. Aomori Watts have already lost 41 games and recorded just thirteen victories. In the team's last game Russo had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Aomori Watts' top player in his first season with the team. Fresno State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Russo is in league's top in points (8th best: 22.4ppg) and averages solid 1.4bpg,2.3spg and 55.2% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American Andrew Fitzgerald (202-C/F-90) of Ehime OV. Fitzgerald impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 27 points and 18 rebounds. Of course Ehime OV cruised to a 76-67 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Kagawa FA (#4, 19-34). Ehime OV's 5th position in West has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 19-35 record. Fitzgerald is a newcomer at Ehime OV and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.9ppg (#3). He also registered 12.1 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Cleanthony Early (203-F-91) of Tokyo HT (#6). Early got into 30-points club by scoring 35 points in the last round. He went also for twelve rebounds and five assists. Despite Early's great performance Tokyo HT lost 75-86 to slightly higher-ranked Kanazawa Sam. (#5, 20-34). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Tokyo HT can only dream about fighting for top spots in Central. They have rather bad season and 11-43 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Early he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Early has individually a great season in Japan. After 24 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 30.9ppg (best scorer). He also has FGP: 58.4% and 3PT: 41.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Denzel Bowles (208-F/C-89) of Kanazawa Sam. - 27 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Daniel Johnson (212-C/F-88) of Tokyo Z - 33 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Ryan Reid (204-C/F-86) of Kanazawa Sam. - 23 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Josh Hawkinson (208-F-95) of Toyotsu FE - 23 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Scootie Randall (198-F-90) of Cyberdyne IR - 23 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Evan Ravenel (204-C/F-89) of Fukushima - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Richard Roby (198-G/F-85) of Shinshu BW - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 5 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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