Well-traveled Cousin joins Brave Warriors

| Sep 17, 2015

Well-traveled Cousin joins Brave Warriors

Well-traveled big man Marcus Cousin, who patrolled the middle for the Kyoto Hannaryz during the 2012-13 campaign, has finalized a deal to play for the Shinshu Brave Warriors this season, according to published reports on Wednesday. The 211-cm Cousin helped the Hannaryz reach the ...

Dream Games provide taste of sport's future in Japan

Sep 15, 2015

Dream Games provide taste of sport's future in Japan

It’s been obvious for many years that Japan’s basketball leaders needed to take bigger, bolder steps to promote the game across the archipelago. After all, marquee events and ambitious, big-scale marketing are essential to broaden interest in the sport, propelling it from a niche ...

NBL squads sweep Dream Games

Sep 13, 2015

NBL squads sweep Dream Games

Sunday’s Dream Games presented a glimpse of the entertainment and talent that will be in the spotlight in the fall of 2016, when the Japan Professional Basketball League makes its debut. The two-game preseason doubleheader brought hoop fans to Ota City General Gymnasium just ...

Broncos, family pay tribute to Uhle

| Sep 12, 2015

Broncos, family pay tribute to Uhle

Since the bj-league’s inception in 2005, the Saitama Broncos have never been a model franchise. As the league has rapidly grown from six teams for its inaugural season to its present 24-squad setup, Saitama, one of the league’s two charter clubs, has been negatively ...

Sep 11, 2015

Kanazawa Samuraiz continue to build foundation for inaugural season

As they gear up for their first season, which tips off next month, the Kanazawa Samuraiz have been busy assembling their roster. Days after signing versatile frontcourt star Marshall Brown, Kanazawa completed its acquisition of power forward Lenny Daniel, the team announced on Friday. ...

Elite teams await weekend showcase

| Sep 10, 2015

Elite teams await weekend showcase

Sunday’s four-game showcase featuring a quartet of accomplished NBL and bj-league teams has a fancy title: the Dream Games. For the coaches, though, the day’s on-court action is still all about evaluating their players and making preparations for the regular season. The NBL’s Toyota ...

Japan women defend FIBA Asia title, punch ticket to Rio

Sep 5, 2015

Japan women defend FIBA Asia title, punch ticket to Rio

After holding off China by one point on Tuesday, the Japan women’s national team provided a different type of drama on the basketball court during their high-stakes Saturday showdown: an old-fashioned blowout victory. Japan routed China 85-50 in the FIBA Asia Women’s Championship final ...

Holm excited about return to Sendai

| Aug 27, 2015

Holm excited about return to Sendai

Chris Holm, an integral part of the Sendai 89ers’ success during the final years of the Honoo Hamaguchi era, is returning to the Tohoku-based club. The veteran center finalized a deal with the 89ers for the 2015-16 season, the team recently announced. One of ...

Aug 21, 2015

Broncos signee Uhle, 22, dies in Atlanta

A prospective Saitama Broncos player for the upcoming season has died before his professional career began. Center Chris Uhle, who attended NCAA Division II Rollins College, passed away at age 22 on Wednesday of an apparent heart attack, according to published reports in Florida. ...