Levanga re-sign 47-year-old guard Orimo

Basketball / B. League Jun 20, 2017

Levanga re-sign 47-year-old guard Orimo

Levanga Hokkaido has agreed to extend the contract of 47-year-old player Takehiko Orimo for the 2017-18 season, the Sapporo-based B. League team announced Tuesday. Orimo, a 190-cm shooting guard who played for Toyota in the old Japan Basketball League, is the oldest player in the ...

Hokkaido outplays Nagoya in series opener

Basketball / B. League Dec 9, 2016

Hokkaido outplays Nagoya in series opener

by Ed Odeven

Levanga Hokkaido big man Daniel Miller delivered a noteworthy performance at the defensive end of the court on Friday night. The 211-cm Miller's game-high 10 rebounds (nine defensive) and four blocks helped guide the Levanga Hokkaido to a series-opening 69-60 triumph over the Nagoya Diamond ...

Basketball / B. League Nov 29, 2016

Hokkaido's Orimo tops 9,000 points for career

by Ed Odeven

Levanga Hokkaido shooting guard Takehiko Orimo surpassed the 9,000-career point milestone on Monday night in an 84-62 loss to the red-hot Chiba Jets. The 46-year-old basketball icon, known for decades of outside shooting prowess, eclipsed 9,000 points on, appropriately, a 3-point basket with 50 seconds ...

Hokkaido offense clicks in triumph over Akita

Basketball / B. League Oct 9, 2016

Hokkaido offense clicks in triumph over Akita

by Ed Odeven

Balanced scoring guided the Levanga Hokkaido past the Akita Northern Happinets in their series opener on Sunday in Sapporo. Takanobu Nishikawa scored a team-high 24 points in Levanga's 76-70 victory at the Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center. Hokkaido's Daniel Miller added 15 points, 46-year-old shooting guard Takehiko ...