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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 B League round 57 (by Interperformances) - Apr 14, 2019


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Davante
Gardner
DAVANTE GARDNER

American Davante Gardner (203-PF-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Niigata Albirex and that's him to receive a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 57.
The 27-year old power forward had a double-double of 29 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team edged out Kawasaki BT (#2, 38-20) 80-78. 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 42-15 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Gardner has many years of experience at Niigata Albirex, through which he has constantly improved. Marquette University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Gardner is league's best scorer averaging so far 27.8ppg. Gardner is in league's top in and averages solid 61.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American center Joshua Smith (208-C-92) of Toyama Grouses. Smith impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds. It was enough for Toyama Grouses to edge the lower-ranked Yokohama BC (#6, 14-44) by 2 points 99-97. This victory allowed Toyama Grouses to move up to 3rd position in Central. His team's 31-28 record is not bad at all. Smith is a newcomer at Toyama Grouses and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Allen Durham (198-F/C-88) of Shiga L-Stars (#5). Durham showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, fourteen rebounds (!!!) and eight assists in the last round. He was a key player of Shiga L-Stars, leading his team to a 92-60 easy win against the higher-ranked Nagoya DD (#2, 30-27). The chances of Shiga L-Stars not to end season at such low position in West, however are less than slim as they have already lost 39 games, recording just eighteen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Durham could try to bring Shiga L-Stars' a little bit higher in the standings. Durham has individually a great season in Japan. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 13.6rpg (#1 in league). Durham attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Alex Stepheson (208-F/C-87) of Yokohama BC - 25 points, 19 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Robert Sacre (213-C-89) of Hitachi SR - 29 points and 10 rebounds
6. Benjamin Lawson (216-F-95) of Fukuoka Rizing - 23 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Leo Lyons (206-F-87) of Toyama Grouses - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Nick Fazekas (211-F/C-85) of Kawasaki BT - 28 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Ryan Rossiter (204-F-89) of Tochigi Brex - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Gavin Edwards (206-F/C-88) of Chiba Jets - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 6 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.
  




Hiroki
Taniguchi
Shiga L-Stars add Taniguchi to their roster - 1 day ago
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Justin
Herold
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Shou Nisbet
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