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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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Armstrong's 25 points and 9 rebounds give him Interperformances Player of the Week award - Apr 16, 2019


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HILTON ARMSTRONG

34-year old center Hilton Armstrong (210-C-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Nagoya DD and receives a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 58.
He had the game-high 25 points adding nine rebounds and two assists for Nagoya DD in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Shiga L-Stars (#5, 18-40) with 27-point margin 92-65. Nagoya DD maintains the 2nd position in their group in Japanese league. Nagoya DD is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 31-27 record. Armstrong just recently signed at Nagoya DD, being already a very valuable addition to the team. University of Connecticut graduate has very impressive stats this year. Armstrong is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 11.6rpg) and averages solid 1.9bpg and 63.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Davante Gardner (203-PF-91) of top-ranked Niigata Albirex. He is American forward in his 3rd season at Niigata Albirex. In the last game Gardner recorded impressive double-double of 26 points and 15 rebounds. Of course Niigata Albirex cruised to a 84-74 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Kawasaki BT (#2, 38-21). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in Central. Niigata Albirex consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team has currently 43-15 record. Gardner is one of the most experienced players at Niigata Albirex and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.8ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 11.0rpg and 3.8apg.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88) of Akita NH (#5). Keenan scored 27 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Akita NH, leading his team to a 73-44 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Hokkaido L. (#6, 10-48). Akita NH can only dream about fighting for top spots in East. They have rather bad season and 17-41 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Keenan he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Keenan has individually a great season in Japan. After 51 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.7ppg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Julian Mavunga (203-PF-90) of Kyoto Hannar. - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Gani Lawal (206-F/C-88) of Shiga L-Stars - 30 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Justin Burrell (207-F-88) of Nagoya DD - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Kennedy Meeks (208-F-95) of SeaHorses - 18 points and 12 rebounds
8. Jeff Ayres (206-F-87) of Ryukyu GK - 17 points and 18 rebounds
9. Amanze Egekeze (203-F-95) of Niigata Albirex - 34 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Yudai Baba (193-SF-95) of Toyota Alvark - 19 points, 5 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.
  




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