Kashiwagi named JBL’s MVP

The Japan Times

Aisin Sea Horses guard Shinsuke Kashiwagi is the Japan Basketball League’s 2007-08 MVP, the league announced on Thursday. Kashiwagi, who was third in steals (2.21 per game) and free-throw shooting percentage (82.72) and eighth in both assists (3.33) and 3-point percentage (37.16), was also selected the MVP for the All-Japan Championship in January. Kashiwagi plays for the national team. The JBL also announced its Best Five team: Kei Igarashi (Hitachi Sunrockers guard), Takehiko Orimo (Rera Kamuy Hokkaido guard/forward), Joji Takeuchi (Sunrockers forward), Kosuke Takeuchi(Sea Horses forward/center) and Marquis Estill (OSG Phoenix center).