Hot-shooting Volters overpower Crane Thunders

Basketball / B. League Nov 10, 2017

Hot-shooting Volters overpower Crane Thunders

by Ed Odeven

In a game showcasing two of the top teams in the second division, the Kumamoto Volters ran past the visiting Gunma Crane Thunders on Friday night, winning 98-78. Backup shooting guard Terrance Woodbury, doing his best Vinnie "The Microwave" Johnson impersonation, sparked the Volters off ...

Passing skills elevate Sendai's game

Basketball | BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Apr 7, 2016

Passing skills elevate Sendai's game

by Ed Odeven

Building an offense around good ball movement isn't a revolutionary concept in basketball. It's a proven formula for success at all levels. Good passing always helps to create scoring opportunities. The Sendai 89ers rely on gifted passers to generate their high-powered offense. That approach has paid ...

Kennedy sparks Niigata in victory over Gunma

Basketball Mar 7, 2015

Kennedy sparks Niigata in victory over Gunma

by Ed Odeven

Niigata Albirex BB forward Thomas Kennedy is one of the bj-league's most dependable scorers. The University of Detroit Mercy product can carry his team for key stretches on offense, and in Saturday's 87-70 triumph over the Gunma Crane Thunders, Kennedy delivered a big reminder of ...

Basketball May 4, 2014

Kennedy gives Niigata edge over Shinshu

by Ed Odeven

Thomas Kennedy thrived in pressure-packed games for the Yokohama B-Corsairs last season en route to the franchise's bj-league championship. This season, his role as a go-to scorer has seen him suit up for the Shimane Susanoo Magic (10 games), followed by a 14-game stint with ...

Basketball Nov 18, 2013

Kennedy set to join NBL's Jets

by Ed Odeven

Forward Thomas Kennedy left one struggling bj-league team last week and is getting ready to join another struggling squad, this time in the NBL, The Japan Times has learned. A longtime Japan basketball insider on Monday informed this newspaper that Kennedy is poised to sign ...