Aug 10, 2014

Japan falls to 0-2 in William Jones Cup

by Ed Odeven

The Japan men’s national basketball team dropped its first two games at the 36th annual William Jones Cup tournament in Taipei over the weekend. On Sunday, Iran put on a rebounding clinic (65-22 edge) and defeated Japan 79-72 in overtime. NBA hopeful Yuki Togashi ...

Togashi turning heads at NBA Summer League

Jul 18, 2014

Togashi turning heads at NBA Summer League

by Ed Odeven

Yuki Togashi’s big ambitions have captivated a city filled with endless attractions. The 167-cm point guard, who’s on a quest to latch on with an NBA team for the upcoming season, is the talk of the town in Las Vegas. A short sample of ...

Togashi invited to Mavericks tryout camp

Jul 2, 2014

Togashi invited to Mavericks tryout camp

by Ed Odeven

The Dallas Mavericks have invited point guard Yuki Togashi to participate in a three-day tryout camp starting on Monday. Noriaki Oshitari, who represents Togashi for Cloud9 Co., Ltd., confirmed the details in an email to The Japan Times on Wednesday evening. In short, the ...

Feb 2, 2014

Akita holds off Takamatsu for 11th consecutive victory

by Ed Odeven

The Akita Northern Happinets edged the Takamatsu Five Arrows on Sunday, winning 77-75 to record a two-game series sweep on the road. The Northern Happinets (28-4) extended their winning streak to 11 games. They sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, fueled by a high-powered ...

Akita making run for title

| Dec 7, 2013

Akita making run for title

by Ed Odeven

The stars have aligned for a special basketball season in Akita. Just ask any of the Akita Northern Happinets’ die-hard fans. Coach Kazuo Nakamura’s club is 16-2 entering this weekend and the Happinets are hosting the 2013-14 bj-league All-Star Game on Jan. 26. Expect ...

Akita hammers Shinshu, raises record to 7-0

Oct 26, 2013

Akita hammers Shinshu, raises record to 7-0

by Ed Odeven

The Akita Northern Happinets extended their perfect start to the 2013-14 bj-league season on Saturday, trouncing the visiting Shinshu Brave Warriors 113-82. Richard Roby led all scorers with 34 points on 11-for-16 shooting and earned repeated trips to the free-throw line, where he calmly ...