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The Japan Times features periodic interviews with players in the bj-league. Gyno Pomare of the expansion Kanazawa Samuraiz is the subject of this week’s profile.

Noteworthy: Pomare is averaging 13.8 points and just over 10.0 rebounds to date for the first-year franchise, which is 12-14 at the season’s midway point. He had a season-high 27 points on Sunday. He leads the Samuraiz in rebounds, steals and blocks. . . . In 2009, he left USD as the school’s all-time leading scorer (1,725 points). He’s currently No. 3 behind Brandon Johnson (1,790; 2005-10) and Johnny Dee (2,046; 2011-15). He’s the second-leading rebounder (864) in the school’s record book, trailing only Gus Magee (1,000; 1966-70). . . . In the 2008 NCAA Men’s Tournament, Pomare’s team, a No. 13 seed, shocked fourth-seeded UConn, 70-69, in the first round. He had a game-high 22 points.

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