BLOGS of pro basketball players overseas
Behind the backboard: the truth about life overseas
There are currently 6792 ex-college players, who play 2015-16 season overseas
    *the number is for both men and women players, who play outside of the U.S. (updated on 6/21/2016) Check Detailed list by College or by country

Login
Add New Blog
2
Posts
26
Posts
6
Posts
39
Posts
8
Posts
4
Posts
12
Posts
1
Post
5
Posts
T.J. Bannister's Blog
Jheri Booker's Blog
Joshua Cuylar's Blog
Wayne Arnold's Blog
Kashif Watson's Blog
Torey Thomas's Blog
Spencer Dixon's Blog
Tony Skinn's Blog
Ross Schraeder's Blog
Warren Carter's Blog
Nick Stallings's Blog
Fred Warrick's Blog
Yokohama edges past Akita. - Jan 16, 2013


POSTED BY:
EMEKA EKE
E-mail Emeka:
Emeka's Articles

The Japan Times can authoritatively report that Draelon Burns and Thomas Kennedy both made 9 of 14 shots from inside the 3-point arc and led the Yokohama B-Corsairs to a 92-81 victory over the Akita Northern Happinets in their bj-league series opener on Tuesday.

Burns, who'll play in Sunday's All-Star Game at Ariake Colosseum, scored a game-high 27 points, adding 13 rebounds and eight assists off the bench. Kennedy poured in 25 points and grabbed 11 boards. Kenji Yamada finished with 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, for Yokohama (19-8 overall, 10-5 home contests), Masayuki Kabaya contributed nine points and Senegalese big man Pape Faye Mour added eight.

The B-Corsairs held the visitors to 15 points in both the second and fourth quarters, outscoring them 51-30 in that span in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Marshall Brown led Akita (14-9) with 26 points on 9-for-15 shooting overall, and knocked down 3 of 6 3-pointers. Dan Fitzgerald added 10 points and seven rebounds and Dion Harris had eight. Ryosuke Mizumachi, Shigehiro Taguchi and Yuki Yamaguchi all scored seven points apiece for the Happinets, who led 27-21 entering the second quarter.

The C-Corsairs are 3-0 against the Happinets this season.

Akita attempted more 3s (13-for-37) than 2s (17-for-34).

The series shifts to Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium for Wednesday's rematch at 7 p.m.

89ers acquire Hargrow

High-scoring guard Maurice Hargrow has joined the Sendai 89ers, the bj-league team announced Tuesday.

Hargrow fills a roster spot vacated by forward Kevin Coble, who was released on Monday.

As a Chiba Jets standout in 2011-12, Hargrow, a University of Minnesota product, and ex-Rizing Fukuoka star Kevin Palmer shared the league's No. 2 scoring spot among all players (21.6 points per game).

"Maurice Hargrow brings us veteran leadership and experience," Sendai coach Bob Pierce told The Japan Times on Tuesday. "His ability to create his own shot, and to create shots for others, will be extremely valuable during the second half of the season."

Coble, who attended Northwestern University, appeared in 24 games for Sendai, averaging 13.0 points. He shot 31.1 percent on 3-pointers and 40.4 from inside the arc.

Sendai (9-15) is currently in ninth place in the 11-team Eastern Conference, with three less wins than the East's current sixth-place team, the Jets (12-12).

Six teams in each conference qualify for the playoffs.

  



SELECT TOP (30) NewsText,News.NewsType,News.NewsID, News.SectionID, News.PhotoPath, News.Isplay, News.PicDescription, News.ArchiverDate, News.PlayerID, News.ShortNews, News.Title, Sections.SectionName, Sections.ShortName, Sections.SectionURL, Sections.WebSite ,users.e_mail,users.Firstname ,(select count(*) from news_comments (nolock) where news_comments.refnewsid=news.newsid) as CommentCount FROM News (nolock) inner join Sections (nolock) on News.SectionID = Sections.SectionID inner join users (nolock) on News.CorrespID = users.CorrespID where 1=1 and (news.CorrespID=2389) ORDER BY News.ArchiverDate DESC, News.Priority Desc, Sections.SectionPriority DESC, Sections.SectionID, News.SecPrior DESC, News.ArchiverTime DESC
Toyama retains Nash for 2016-17 season- Jun.21, 2016  (by Emeka)

According to the Japan times, veteran coach Bob Nash will remain at the helm as the Toyama Grouses enter a new era. The 2015-16 bj-league championship runner-up squad announced last weekend that Nash would remain in charge for the upcoming season, when Toyama begins play in the new B. League's 18-team first division. The B. League season tips off in late September. The first division also features the Ryukyu Golden Kings, who captured the final bj-league title by beating Toyama on May 1... [read more]
Japan names provisional men's basketball team- Jun.21, 2016  (by Emeka)

According to thr Japan times, the provisional Japan men's national basketball team entered its third training camp at Tokyo's National Training Center on Wednesday. Head coach Kenji Hasegawa selected 16 players for the squad on Tuesday, but Ryusei Shinoyama and Naoto Tsuji of the Toshiba Brave Thunders and Kosuke Kanamaru, Ryoma Hashimoto and Makoto Hiejima of the Aisin SeaHorses, all of whom played in the NBL Finals which ended Sunday, didn't participate in the afternoon practice on the... [read more]
Golden Kings win fourth bj-league title- May.20, 2016  (by Emeka)

According to the Japan times, the Golden Kings are four times championships in nine seasons. That's the Ryukyu Golden Kings' remarkable legacy in the bj-league. The Golden Kings closed out the league's 11th season, its final chapter, with a solid all-around game on Sunday, beating the Toyama Grouses 86-74 at Ariake Colosseum before a boisterous, energized crowd of 11,038. The final title makes Ryukyu the winningest franchise in league history, surpassing the Osaka Evessa and Hamamatsu... [read more]
Nash ignites Fukushima to victory Apr.18, 2016
Toyama beat Shinshu in opening game of the series Mar.15, 2016
B-Corsairs looking to even Aoki's record Feb.12, 2016
Ryukyu's Ravenel overpowers Kanazawa Jan.7, 2016
Hannaryz looking good to contend for title Dec.4, 2015
West' defense pays off Dec.4, 2015
Albirex defeat Broncos Nov.3, 2015
Broncos bow to Albirex Nov.3, 2015
Hamamatsu target another league title. Oct.2, 2015
Holm returns to Sendai Aug.29, 2015
Warren joins Hamamatsu Aug.29, 2015
Hamamatsu sign Warren Aug.29, 2015
JPBL to face many challenges from inaugural season Jul.23, 2015
Suzuki takes charge at Kanazawa Jun.20, 2015
Akita, Iwate, Hamamatsu, Shiga advance to Final Four May.12, 2015
Shiga's Toyama relies on mentor to improve Lakestars Apr.10, 2015
Karimata, Jones carry Fukushima past Yokohama Mar.31, 2015
Akita overcome struggling Tokyo Dec.19, 2014
Shiga outplays Gunma in first bj-league contest for ex-NBA coach Parker, center Ely Oct.11, 2014
Alvark hold off Kings spirited comeback Sep.6, 2014
Gunma hires longtime NBA assistant Parker as new coach Aug.2, 2014
Isa to lead champion Ryukyu again next season Jun.26, 2014
Golden Kings dismantle Happinets in bj-league final As Kishimoto is named MVP May.26, 2014
Brave Warriors avenge loss to 89ers Apr.21, 2014
Nakama set to retire Apr.21, 2014
Iwate cruises past Gunma, keeps victory streak alive Apr.21, 2014
Joho powers Grouses past Evessa Mar.18, 2014
Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.

Global Player Search: