Yuta Watanabe makes positive impact as a rookie

Basketball | HOOP SCOOP Apr 18, 2019

Yuta Watanabe makes positive impact as a rookie

Yuta Watanabe's blue-collar work ethic and perpetual desire to improve were defining characteristics of his rookie season. Playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and the team's NBA G League affiliate, the Memphis Hustle, Watanabe made positive impressions throughout the long season. The bulk of his playing time ...

Rui Hachimura leaving Gonzaga University for the NBA

Basketball / NBA Apr 16, 2019

Rui Hachimura leaving Gonzaga University for the NBA

After a dynamic junior season, Gonzaga University forward Rui Hachimura has decided to turn pro. The Toyama Prefecture native declared for the 2019 NBA Draft on Monday. The early-entry deadline for players to announce their intentions to enter the draft is Sunday. Hachimura is projected to ...

Brex dominate Sunrockers as postseason approaches

Basketball / B. League Apr 14, 2019

Brex dominate Sunrockers as postseason approaches

By their own high standards, the Tochigi Brex got off to a bit of a slow start in Sunday's series finale against the Sunrockers Shibuya. But coach Ryuzo Anzai's title-chasing club seemed to flip a switch in the second quarter, transforming a close game into ...

Toyama holds off Yokohama in series opener

Basketball / B. League Apr 12, 2019

Toyama holds off Yokohama in series opener

The Yokohama B-Corsairs faced a 58-43 deficit at halftime in Friday's series opener against the Toyama Grouses. They dominated the third quarter, pulling in front by three points entering the final stanza. The fourth quarter, ultimately, came down to free throws. The Grouses sank 10 of ...