Mathias Calfani's passion for basketball is evident on every possession.

He's an active presence on both ends of the floor. On defense, his arms constantly move with purpose to distract opposing players. His eyes never stop focusing on what's happening around him. He exudes confidence in his teammates and displays solid fundamentals for the title-chasing Kawasaki Brave Thunders.

On Sunday, Calfani wasn't the top standout for the Brave Thunders, but he had an effective outing: 12 points, six rebounds and three assists off the bench.