League blows chance to honor Aoki

| Jan 23, 2016

League blows chance to honor Aoki

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It’s absolutely ridiculous that the most popular player in bj-league history is not going to play in the circuit’s 10th and final All-Star Game. But it’s not surprising. Really, it isn’t. The bj-league has often failed to do things logically. And it’s often failed ...

Sharpshooter Aoki leads Rizing past Bambitious

Oct 26, 2015

Sharpshooter Aoki leads Rizing past Bambitious

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Old reliable Cohey Aoki remains one of the few constants in an ever-changing Japan basketball landscape. Season after season, Aoki knocks down big shots at crucial moments of countless contests. What’s more, his free-throw shooting accuracy (around 90 percent since the bj-league’s launch in ...

Mar 5, 2015

Hot 3-point shooting carries Shiga past Fukuoka

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Led by a trio of 3-point shooting specialists, the visiting Shiga Lakestars halted the Rizing Fukuoka’s three-game winning streak on Thursday night, winning the bj-league series opener 95-93. Shiga’s Ray Nixon, a University of Wisconsin product, buried 8 of 13 long-range shots en route ...

Veteran Aoki to return next season

Sep 1, 2014

Veteran Aoki to return next season

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Cohey Aoki contemplated retirement this offseason, but has decided to extend his playing career. The bj-league’s most decorated All-Star, an eight-time selection in as many midseason showcase games, will play for his hometown Rizing Fukuoka during the 2014-15 season, it was announced on Sunday. ...

Warren, Aoki spark Fukuoka in triumph over Nara

Nov 2, 2013

Warren, Aoki spark Fukuoka in triumph over Nara

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Reggie Warren scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Cohey Aoki provided a vintage shooting performance for the Rizing Fukuoka on Saturday afternoon, scoring a season-high 19 points, including 4-for-4 from 3-point range, in an 85-64 victory over the Bambitious Nara. The Rizing ...