Feb 3, 2015

Gunma guard Morrison arrested on suspicion of drug possession

Gunma Crane Thunders guard Marcus Morrison on Tuesday morning was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession, according to several published reports. Gunma Prefectural Police arrested Morrison at 6:55 a.m. at his home in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture. The Cannabis Control Law was cited for the ...

West prevails in high-tempo bj-league All-Star Game

Feb 2, 2015

West prevails in high-tempo bj-league All-Star Game

In a fast-paced game of dueling run-and-gun offenses, including 79 3-point shots in all, the Western Conference had the better scoring touch in the pivotal fourth quarter. The West had 35 fourth-quarter points — neither team had a higher scoring output in any of ...

Jan 30, 2015

Aomori signs Klaiber, releases Saunders

This week, the Aomori Wat’s made a pair of roster moves in advance of the season’s second half, adding an older, more experienced veteran. The second-year bj-league franchise on Tuesday released 203-cm small forward Damian Saunders, who is 26. Two days later, Aomori announced ...

| Jan 27, 2015

Shiga's Woodbury embraces pursuit of excellence

The Japan Times features periodic interviews with players in the bj-league. Terrance Woodbury of the Shiga Lakestars is the subject of this week’s profile. Position: Guard/forward Age: 27 Ht: 201 cm Wt: 101 kg Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia College: Georgia Noteworthy: Woodbury leads the ...

'Helicopter' flies in for reunion with Bryant in Fukuoka

Jan 26, 2015

'Helicopter' flies in for reunion with Bryant in Fukuoka

Veteran scoring standout John “Helicopter” Humphrey arrived in Fukuoka on Monday to join the bj-league’s Rizing Fukuoka, a league source told The Japan Times. The four-time bj-league season scoring champion (2005-06, 2006-07, 2012-13 and 2013-14) will reunite with Fukuoka coach Joe Bryant, his former ...

Jan 25, 2015

Wat's head into All-Star break with win over B-Corsairs

Aomori Wat’s frontcourt standouts Gyno Pomare and Paul Williams made their presence felt against the Yokohama B-Corsairs on Sunday in the teams’ final game before the bj-league’s 2015-16 All-Star Game, which will be held on Feb. 1 in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture. Pomare converted 10 ...

Jan 24, 2015

Takamatsu snaps 14-game losing streak

The Takamatsu Five Arrows collected their first victory since Nov. 16 on Saturday, topping the visiting Rizing Fukuoka 88-86. Takamatsu (8-21) ended a 14-game slide in the bj-league. The Five Arrows had the game’s highest scoring quarter by either team in the final stanza ...