Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League
May 30, 2022
Makoto Hiejima helps Brex capture B. League title
The title was the Brex's first since being crowned champions in the league's inaugural 2016-2017 season.
BASKETBALL / B. League
Jan 7, 2022
B. League postpones 12 games due to COVID-19
The B-League on Thursday postponed 12 games scheduled from Saturday through Monday following multiple reports of COVID-19 infections at clubs and those who have been in close contact with them.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League
Jun 25, 2021
Brave Thunders use social media to raise profile
The team's use of social media and other digital platforms has helped the Brave Thunders stand out among the B. League's other teams.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League
Jun 23, 2021
B. League sets standards for entry to new top flight in 2026-27
Clubs will be required to exceed $10.8 million in sales and maintain average crowds of at least 4,000 in order to take part in the 'New B1,' league officials announced Tuesday.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League
Jun 5, 2021
SeaHorses' Kosuke Kanamaru takes home first B. League MVP award
The Fukuoka Prefecture native averaged 16.8 points and 1.2 assists per contest across 53 games this season.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League
Jun 5, 2021
Ryusei Shinoyama not sure if constant roster shuffling is good for B. League
The B. League, which began play in 2016, has seen a multitude of moves across the league each offseason since its inaugural season.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League
Jun 4, 2021
Kai Toews and J.R. Sakuragi honored at B. League awards show
Utsunomiya Brex guard Toews was named the Rookie of the Year for the 2020-21 season.

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