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HOOP SCOOP

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BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 31, 2020
Virus-shortened B. League season produced memorable performances
Despite last Friday's abrupt end to the B. League season, the campaign gave fans a number of memorable feats since its opening weekend last October.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 19, 2020
Sunrockers big man Sebastian Saiz's thoughts drift to Spain as pandemic intensifies
Playing the game he professes to love, Sebastian Saiz was back in familiar surroundings on Sunday afternoon.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 5, 2020
Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura making strides on defense
Rui Hachimura has demonstrated throughout his rookie season that he's a capable scorer, using his athleticism to get plenty of close-to-the-basket shots and perimeter scoring chances.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Feb 13, 2020
Veteran forward Jawad Williams, rookie point guard Kai Toews bolster Brex for season's stretch run
The Utsunomiya Brex, who are built to win now, upgraded their roster in recent weeks.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jan 14, 2020
Ruben Boykin growing into role as assistant coach for Osaka Evessa
Gratitude and passion sum up the new chapter of Ruben Boykin Jr.'s basketball career.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 26, 2019
New Stephen Curry documentary takes look at Japan's grassroots hoops
Do yourself a favor. Set aside 30 minutes to watch a short documentary. Actually, that's enough time to watch it twice. Do it twice. You'll come away with an even greater appreciation for the crisp cinematography, lively action and compelling insights more by absorbing the information twice.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 5, 2019
Wat Misaka leaves an admirable legacy
When Wataru "Wat" Misaka passed away on Nov. 20, he left an indelible legacy on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. He showed what was possible for someone who looked like he did on the basketball court. And to his eternal credit, he reached the highest level.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Nov 21, 2019
Wizards' Rui Hachimura off to successful start to NBA career
Centuries before basketball was invented, William Shakespeare reflected on the subject of greatness. The Great Bard once summed it up this way: "Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them."
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Oct 22, 2019
Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard believes rookie Rui Hachimura built for NBA success
Pro sports executives often talk about strategies for success, offering their opinions on what it takes to build winning teams.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Sep 20, 2019
Spain's superior teamwork produced glorious results at FIBA World Cup
Maybe 13 is a lucky number after all.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Aug 2, 2019
Bill Bradley details Chiune Sugihara's heroism in award-winning radio documentary
Bill Bradley, captain of the U.S. gold medal-winning basketball team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, was recently involved in another winning (and historically important) project with ties to Japan.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jun 18, 2019
Rui Hachimura set to find out fate in NBA Draft
Watch video highlights of the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship in Dubai and you'll see glimpses of the future pro Rui Hachimura's immense talents. Impressive footwork, quick and agile, excellent body control and a nice mix of offensive moves were all on display, including in Japan's game against...
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
May 23, 2019
Alvark coach Luka Pavicevic instills confidence with his approach
There was a recurring theme game after game during the Alvark Tokyo's march to their second consecutive B. League title.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
May 4, 2019
Nomadic Neumann lived an incredible basketball life
Johnny Neumann forged an unconventional path in life.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 18, 2019
Yuta Watanabe makes positive impact as a rookie
Yuta Watanabe's blue-collar work ethic and perpetual desire to improve were defining characteristics of his rookie season.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 5, 2019
Zeljko Pavlicevic making an impact with new coaching role in Libya
Zeljko Pavlicevic has never been shy about accepting bold challenges.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 8, 2019
Gonzaga announcer Tom Hudson full of praise for Rui Hachimura
The Gonzaga University men's basketball team's sustained excellence is one of the most remarkable stories in contemporary sports.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Feb 15, 2019
Longtime Timberwolves fan Mitsuaki Ono seeks to foster Japan relations with Minnesota
Like countless sports fans, Mitsuaki Ono can pinpoint a formative period in his life that cemented his fandom.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 18, 2018
Ehime's Andrew Fitzgerald looks back on record-setting scoring performance
Andrew Fitzgerald scored the Ehime Orange Vikings' first two points on an outside jumper on Sunday, and never stopped scoring.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
Oct 27, 2018
Patrick Baumann's profound impact on basketball will live on
Global basketball is a far-flung enterprise with 213 national federations and complexities that don't easily mesh into a single entity. Successful leaders, especially at the top, are vital to create meaningful bonds, improve governance and deal with problems.

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