| 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 ...

Jan 18, 2015

Lakestars halt Phoenix's win streak at 15

All streaks eventually come to an end. For the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix, that reality came true on Sunday in an 89-84 home loss to the Shiga Lakestars. The Lakestars had 33 fourth-quarter points and held the Phoenix to 23 to secure a victory in ...

Fukuoka triumphs in first game under new coach Joe Bryant

Jan 18, 2015

Fukuoka triumphs in first game under new coach Joe Bryant

In a game that went down to the wire, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, the Rizing Fukuoka’s new head coach, was able to instill confidence in his players on Saturday night. He kept his message simple and direct. “If you can believe, you can achieve,” Bryant ...

Jan 16, 2015

Fukushima outplays Iwate in series opener

Set aside an eight-game losing streak in the fall, and the expansion Fukushima Firebonds have played nearly .500 ball so far in their inaugural bj-league season. In addition, the Firebonds collected a hard-earned 79-74 home victory over the Eastern Conference heavyweight Iwate Big Bulls ...