EDWARD MORRIS AGREES WITH TOKYO HT FOR ANOTHER SEASON
Edward Morris reached an agreement with Tokyo HT to extend the contract for another season. Last season Morris played 50 games averaging 13.1ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP 57.1%, 3PT 30%, FT 60%.
MICHAEL PARKER EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH CHIBA JETS
Michael Parker will continue the basketball season 2017-2018 with Chiba Jets. The veteran player will play his 10th season in Japan. Last season Parker averaged very impressive stats in 62 games: 12.8ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.8 blocks, 2FGP 69%, FT 70%.
DREW VINEY CONTINUES WITH TOYAMA GROUSES
Drew Viney will continue the basketball season 2017-2018 with Toyama Grousers. This is the third season for Viney in Toyama, who joined the Grousers back in 2015 making the Bj League Finals.
JUSTIN REYNOLDS SIGN WITH YAMAGATA PASS LAB
After two years, Justin Reynolds comes back to Japan. The Power Forward reached an agreement with Yamagata Pass Lab for the season 2017-2018 . Reynolds already played for Tsukuba Robots in 2014 and 2015 and he played in Portugal with Oliveirense last season, where in 23 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2FGP 55%.
RICMONDS VILDE JOINS TOKYO EARTHFRIENDS IN JAPAN
Ricmonds Vilde has reached an agreement with Tokyo Earthfriends for the basketball season 2017-2018. The Latvian Center played previously in France , Latvia and he played College at Houston Baptist. Vilde has already joined the training camp in Tokyo and this is first experience in Japan.
COACH ZERICO PAVLICEVIC IS THE NEW HEAD COACH OF BAMBITIOUS NARA
Coach Zejiko Pavlicevic is the new Head Coach of Bambitious Nara in Japan. Coach Pavlicevic reached an agreement a few days ago with the Japanese Team for the basketball season 2017-2018. Pavlicevic is a long time experienced coach in Japan as he worked for the Japan National Team and many other teams such Chiba jets, Shimane, WakayamaTrians.
JOSEPH COOK IS THE NEW COACH OF YAMAGATA PASSLAB
Joseph Cook is the new head coach of Yamagata Pass Lab (B2 - Japan). After three season with Akita Happinets as Assistant Coach, Coach Cook came to an agreement with Yamagata Pass Lab to coach the Team for two seasons.
COACH DONTE HILL
Coach Donte Hill will be back to Vietnam to coach for the second season the Danang Dragons. After he clinched the Title in the VBA Season 2017, Coach Hill is back to Danang to prepare the Team for the new season.
COACH JAMIE DUNCAN EXTENDS THE CONTRACT WITH TOYOTA ANTELOPES
Coach Jamie Duncan reached an agreement with Toyota Antelopes for the basketball season 2017-2018. This will be the second season for Jamie Duncan , who will be working as Assistant Coach alongside with Coach Don Beck. In the season 2016-2017 Coach Duncan and the Japanese Team had a very successful season, reaching the WJBL finals.
MALBAS INKS JOSH RITCHART
Malbas Oresund Malmo (Basketligan) agreed terms with 25-year
old American power forward Josh Ritchart (206-107kg-92, college: Cal-Davis). He started the season at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 league. In 5 games he had
7.8ppg and 4.4rpg this season. The last season Ritchart played at Bambitious Nara (BJ League) in Japan where in 49 games he
recorded 11.5ppg and 6.9rpg.The list of the past achievements is quite long as
among others his team won Big West Regular Season in 2015. Ritchart was also
voted All-Big West 2nd Team in 2015 at his college time.
Ritchart graduated from University of California -
Davis in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.
POWER FORWARD JUSTIN REYNOLDS JOINS OLIVEIRENSE
Justin Reynolds reached an agreement with the U.D Oliveirense (LPB) until the end of the season. The Power Forward from Texas A&M - CC joined the Portuguese Team last week. Reynolds comes back to Europe, after spending two years in Japan with Tsukuba Robots and one season with Texas Legends in the D-League.
DANANG DRAGONS WIN VBA TITLE
The Danang Dragons made it! The team achieved the VBA Title on Wednesday Night. Coach Donte Hill lead the Team to a successful Season. Congratulations!
THE DRAGONS IN THE VBA FINALS
The Danang Dragons won the Semifinals 86-80 against Saigon Heat and secure the VBA Finals. This is the first year for Coach Donte Hill in Vietnam. Check out the video: https://youtu.be/DK7JoVkjn0I
ADAM DREXLER WILL START HIS CAREER IN JAPAN
Adam Drexler agreed on a deal with the Japanese Team Iwate Big Bulls (
B2 - Japan) until the rest of the Season. For Drexler, son of the Son of Basketball Hall of Famer and Houston legend Clyde Drexler is going to be the first professional experience overseas.
Tyler Lamb sign for Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team
Tyler Lamb just reached an agreement to play with Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team in the ABL ( ASEAN League). Lamb already played in the ABL with Hitech Bangkok during the season 2015/2016 reaching the League Finals.
Seth Tarver comes back to Japan
Seth Tarver signed a one year deal with Yamagata Pass Lab ( B2 - Japan) for the basketball season 2016/2017. This is going to be the 4th season for Tarver in Japan, since he already played in the Bj League with Fukuoka Rizing, Osaka Evessa and Saitama Broncos.
MARKHURI SANDERS FRISON JOINS PASS LAB YAMAGATA WYVERNS
Pass lab Yamagata Wyverns (B League D2) signed 28-year old
American center Markhuri Sanders-Frison (203-118kg-88, college: California). He will still stay in Japan where he played most
recently at Osaka Evessa (B League), but left the team in Dec.'15. In 22
games he had 6.3ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.5apg last season. B League D2 will be
definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The previous (14-15)
season Sanders-Frison played at Tokyo Excellence (NBDL). He helped them to win the league
title despite they ended the regular season at the second place.
SAMUEL GREEN SAWAJI SIGN FOR IWATE BIG BULLS
6'1'' Japanese Guard, Samuel Sawaji signed an agreement with Iwate Big Bulls for the basketball season 2016/2017. Iwate Big Bulls will play in the new B2 League. Sawaji will play his 5th season in Japan and he reached the BJ League Finals last season with Toyama Grousers.
RICK RICKERT JOINS CYBERDINE IBARAKI ROBOTS
After two season with Chiba Jets, Rick Rickert signed a deal with Cyberdine Ibaraki Robots, which will play in the new B2 League in Japan. For Rickert this will the 6th season in Japan, after playing for Kyoto, Osaka Evessa, Wakayama Trians and Chiba Jets.
JOSH PEPPERS WITH FUKUOKA RIZING ANOTHER SEASON
Fukuoka Rizing (B League D3) confirmed in their roster 31-year
old American forward Josh Peppers (201-102kg-85, college: Cent.Florida). He has played there for the last two seasons.
In 42 B League D3 games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.8apg
and 2.0spg (in top 3) last season. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among
others Peppers' team was regular season runner-up in Japanese BJ League Eastern
Division in 2010 and 2014. He was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ
League Honorable Mention in 2010 and 2015. Peppers
has played previously for four other teams: Sanen Neophoenix, Iwate Big Bulls,
Sendai 89ers and Shiga L-Stars.