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Haraguchi joins Albirex BB

The Niigata Albirex BB have signed shooting guard Masahide Haraguchi, the bj-league announced Saturday.

The 24-year-old Haraguchi had been playing for Niigata’s A2 minor-league club when he earned the promotion.

A 186-cm, 77-kg player, Haraguchi is from Kanagawa Prefecture.

Niigata was the runnerup in 2005-06, the bj-league’s inaugural season.