Summer League players help boost NBA abroad

Basketball / NBA Jul 13, 2019

Summer League players help boost NBA abroad

by Ed Odeven

After an NBA Board of Governors meeting earlier this week, commissioner Adam Silver addressed the media, and that gathering in New York included an assessment of the rise in Japanese players during the ongoing NBA Summer League. The commissioner also commented on the positive impact ...

Alvark's Yudai Baba to join Mavericks minicamp

Basketball / B. League Jun 12, 2019

Alvark's Yudai Baba to join Mavericks minicamp

by Ed Odeven

Alvark Tokyo star Yudai Baba, last month's B. League Final MVP, has been invited to participate in the Dallas Mavericks' upcoming minicamp. The two-time defending B. League champions made the announcement on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Baba averaged 10.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.5 steals ...

Jets star Yuki Togashi named B. League MVP

Basketball / B. League May 15, 2019

Jets star Yuki Togashi named B. League MVP

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Chiba Jets Funabashi's diminutive star guard Yuki Togashi just won the biggest individual accolade of his basketball career. The 25-year-old Togashi was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2018-19 season at the B. League Award Show at the Roppongi Hills Arena on Wednesday ...

Alvark prevail in title thriller

Basketball / B. League May 11, 2019

Alvark prevail in title thriller

by Ed Odeven

A year ago, the Alvark Tokyo built a 10-point cushion by halftime, then overwhelmed the Chiba Jets Funabashi in the second half of the B. League Championship Final, winning by 25 points. Saturday's showdown was a two-point game at the break. This time, Tokyo's 19-point lead ...

Alvark complete sweep of B-Corsairs

Basketball / B. League Dec 23, 2018

Alvark complete sweep of B-Corsairs

by Ed Odeven

The reigning champions Alvark Tokyo gave their fans an early Christmas present on Sunday afternoon. Actually, it was their second gift to team supporters over the holiday weekend, with the Alvark posting an 89-68 victory over the Yokohama B-Corsairs and completing a series sweep on ...