Tokashiki earns spot with the Seattle Storm

Jun 5, 2015

Tokashiki earns spot with the Seattle Storm

Japan ace Ramu Tokashiki has made the Seattle Storm’s opening-day roster, the WNBA club announced Thursday. The 23-year-old Tokashiki, who signed with the club in April, will become the third Japanese player to ever don a WNBA jersey. Mikiko Hagiwara played for the now-defunct ...

Coach Geary leaves Jets, joins Diamond Dolphins

Jun 3, 2015

Coach Geary leaves Jets, joins Diamond Dolphins

Reggie Geary is done as head coach of the Chiba Jets, the NBL Eastern Conference club announced Wednesday. He wasn’t out of work for long. Geary is headed to Nagoya, where he will become the new bench boss for the Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins. Geary’s ...

Japanese standout Watanabe eager to show growth for GW

Jun 2, 2015

Japanese standout Watanabe eager to show growth for GW

Japanese basketball phenom Yuta Watanabe is currently back in Japan, using the break between semesters at George Washington University to spend some cherished time with his family and friends. He’s also stayed busy working out and keeping up with media appearances. During an interview ...

Aisin beats Toyota, wraps up NBL title

May 30, 2015

Aisin beats Toyota, wraps up NBL title

Needing just one more win, the Aisin SeaHorses wasted no time to extend the best-of-five series into a decisive game. Instead, they clinched the NBL championship in front of their loyal fans, who traveled from Aichi Prefecture. The Western Conference club seized its first ...

George Washington basketball team planning 2016 tour of Japan

May 25, 2015

George Washington basketball team planning 2016 tour of Japan

The George Washington University men’s basketball team is planning to tour Japan next summer, the school’s athletic director, Patrick Nero, said in an interview with The Japan Times in Tokyo on Monday. Nero and the team’s head coach, Mike Lonergan, are currently visiting Japan ...

Gritty Alvark beat SeaHorses in Game 2 to tie NBL Finals

May 24, 2015

Gritty Alvark beat SeaHorses in Game 2 to tie NBL Finals

The Toyota Alvark dragged the SeaHorses into their own preferred style of contest — a tenacious defensive battle — and pulled even in the NBL Finals with a 69-66 win over Aisin in Sunday’s Game 2 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium Annex. The best-of-five series ...

Sakuragi leads SeaHorses to Game 1 victory

May 23, 2015

Sakuragi leads SeaHorses to Game 1 victory

An old scorer never dies. Veteran center and former UCLA player J.R. Sakuragi paced the Aisin SeaHorses with 30 points and four assists in their 86-82 win over the Toyota Alvark in Game 1 of the best-of-five NBL Finals at Yoyogi National Gymnasium Annex ...