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The Japan Times features periodic interviews with players in the bj-league. Dexter Lyons of the Takamatsu Five Arrows is the subject of this week’s profile.

Noteworthy: Lyons is in his third season in the bj-league. He was a standout for the Miyazaki Shining Suns in 2011-12 before joining Takamatsu last season. The Five Arrows were coming off a 2-50 season, and he helped them make an 18-win improvement under Kenzo Maeda, the second-year coach. Lyons is Takamatsu’s leading scorer (16.1 points per game) through Sunday. He scored a season-best 30 points on Oct. 26 against Shimane. . . .

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