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Davis notches double-double in victorious debut for Sendai

by Ed Odeven

Jeral Davis enjoyed a successful debut with the Sendai 89ers on Saturday. The 216-cm big man produced a double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds) in 21-plus minutes, swatted two shots and helped the Sendai 89ers thump the visiting Bambitious Nara 91-67. Davis, a Talladega College alum, spent the previous four seasons ...

Iwate's Randall stays focused on winning

| Dec 1, 2014

Iwate's Randall stays focused on winning

by Ed Odeven

The Japan Times features periodic interviews with players in the bj-league. Scootie Randall of the Eastern Conference-leading Iwate Big Bulls is the subject of this week’s profile. Position: Forward Age: 24 Ht: 198 cm Wt: 102 kg Hometown: Philadelphia College: Temple University Noteworthy: Randall, ...

Nov 25, 2014

Defensive force Davis to join Sendai

Center Jeral Davis, who led the bj-league in blocked shots for three straight seasons (2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13), will join the Sendai 89ers this week, league sources have confirmed. Davis is scheduled to arrive in Japan on Wednesday. Sendai (10-6) is in fourth place ...

Nov 23, 2014

Big Bulls beat B-Corsairs to stretch win streak to 14

by Ed Odeven

What has defined the Iwate Big Bulls’ performance this season? Wins. Lots of wins. And what’s defined those wins? “I think we are the best ‘hustle’ team,” Iwate coach Dai Oketani told The Japan Times after the Big Bulls defeated the visiting Yokohama B-Corsairs ...

Nov 21, 2014

Shinshu signs post player Washington

by Ed Odeven

The Shinshu Brave Warriors on Friday filled a roster vacancy, signing forward/center DeVaughn Washington. The 25-year-old Washington played 10 games for the NBL’s Hyogo Storks to open the 2014-15 season. He averaged 10.9 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 35 percent from the field. ...