Evessa edge Kansai rival Lakestars

Basketball / B. League Nov 18, 2016

Evessa edge Kansai rival Lakestars

by Ed Odeven

The Osaka Evessa jumped out to a 12-point lead after the opening quarter and held on for a narrow victory over the Shiga Lakestars on Friday night. The Evessa's 86-82 win at Sumiyoshi Sports Center in Osaka raised their season record to 8-7 in the ...

Basketball Jul 7, 2015

All-Star Game slated for Jan. 24

by Ed Odeven

The bj-league's 10th All-Star Game will be held at Sendai's Xebio Arena on Jan. 24, 2016, it was announced on Tuesday. It will also be the final All-Star Game before the upstart circuit's forced merger with NBL and NBDL teams, as orchestrated by the ...

Basketball Feb 21, 2014

Namizato returns to Ryukyu Golden Kings

by Ed Odeven

The Ryukyu Golden Kings have bolstered their backcourt by signing guard Narito Namizato, it was announced Friday. Namizato starred for the Western Conference powerhouse squad during the past two seasons, then went to the United States in a failed attempt to land a spot on ...

Basketball Nov 3, 2013

D-League teams draft five bj-league alumni

by Ed Odeven

Five former bj-league players were selected in Friday's NBA Development League Draft. The Fort Wayne Mad Ants used their second-round pick (No. 30 overall) on big man Alfred Aboya, a UCLA product who played for the Shiga Lakestars last season. One pick later, the Canto ...