Tochigi's Brenton a multitalented player

Jan 29, 2016

Tochigi's Brenton a multitalented player

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In Japanese basketball, teams usually ask import players to provide size and scoring ability. But what Tommy Brenton supplies is much more than that. Brenton is averaging just 8.7 points per game this season, but he has still found his comfort zone in his ...

Japan hoping to earn semifinal berth at Asia championship

Sep 30, 2015

Japan hoping to earn semifinal berth at Asia championship

A win against Qatar is all that stands between Japan and an Asia championship semifinal place, and with Thursday’s winner booking a place in the Rio 2016 pre-Olympic qualifying tournament, it will be a very important day for basketball in Japan. Qatar has had ...

Takeuchi double-double steers Japan past India

Sep 25, 2015

Takeuchi double-double steers Japan past India

Joji Takeuchi carried Japan to an important 83-65 victory over India in the final preliminary round group game of the FIBA Asia Championship on Friday. Takeuchi delivered a 22-point, 19-rebound performance, shouldering a big load to ensure that Japan would advance to the second ...

New pro basketball league unveils name, logo

Sep 15, 2015

New pro basketball league unveils name, logo

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A brand-new name for the brand-new professional league. The Japan Professional Basketball League office announced on Tuesday that the new men’s basketball circuit that tips off in the fall of 2016 will be called the “B. League.” The league’s logo was also revealed. The ...

JBA selects 12-man squad for FIBA Asia Championship

Sep 11, 2015

JBA selects 12-man squad for FIBA Asia Championship

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The Japan Basketball Association announced the men’s national team roster for the upcoming FIBA Asia Championship on Friday. Star veteran point guard Yuta Tabuse, 34, of the Link Tochigi Brex, headlines the 12-man squad, which also features some versatile outside players, including teammates Kosuke ...

Japan men bounce back against Czech Republic

Aug 15, 2015

Japan men bounce back against Czech Republic

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A stingy defensive effort by the Japan men’s basketball team paid off as the home team cruised past the Czech Republic 65-54 in the second game of their three-game exhibition series at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 on Saturday. Big man Joji Takeuchi led ...

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

Aug 14, 2015

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

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On Friday, the Japan men’s national team played its first official international contest since FIBA’s suspension of the Japan Basketball Association was officially lifted last Sunday. The result? Japan fell 68-66 to the Czech Republic in an exhibition match at Chiba Port Arena. Japan ...