Oita’s Ellis receives weekly award


Oita HeatDevils big man Andy Ellis missed all seven of his 3-point shots in Saturday’s game against the Niigata Albirex BB. But he made his final shot of the game: a slam dunk with one second left after he grabbed an offensive rebound. That gave Oita a 73-72 victory. Ellis finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds in 40 minutes. He is the Circle K Sunkus Player of the Week, the bj-league announced on Tuesday. On Sunday, Ellis had 21 points and 13 boards in 40 minutes in Oita’s 83-70 loss to the pesky Albirex.