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Sharpshooter Wayne Arnold, one of the top all-around performers for the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix during the past three seasons, has joined the Shiga Lakestars. The move became official late Saturday night.

The Tennessee State product averaged 15.0 points per game for the bj-league championship runnerup Phoenix last season. He scored 14.6 ppg for the 2009-10 Hamamatsu squad, which won its first of back-to-back titles under ex-coach Kazuo Nakamura. The next season, Arnold averaged 18.6 ppg and drained 112 of 281 3-pointers. He’s one of the best perimeter shooters in league history, and now joins a Shiga club that lost key shooting guard Yu Okada to the Kyoto Hannaryz.

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