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Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsJan 11th, 2020Related News

TERRIFIC 12: Total of 11 national team players to suit up in Macau post-World Cup

The 2019 FIBA World Cup in China will be the center of the basketball world for two weeks as the planet's very best national teams duke it out for the Naismith trophy. But a week after we see the crowning of a world champion, East Asia will likewise see the crowning of a top club team. Twelve of the top club teams from China, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines will collide in the 2019 East Asia Super League Terrific 12 tournament in Macau. And much like the World Cup, the Terrific 12 will be filled with national team players, 11 of them actually. Active national team players set to see action in the Terrific 12 are China's Guo Ailun (Liaoning Flying Leopards), Sun Minghui (Zhejiang Guangsha Lions), and Zhao Jiwei (Liaoning Flying Leopards). For Japan, it will be Kosuke Takeuchi (Utsunomiya Brex) and Makoto Hiejima (Utsunomiya Brex). The South Korean national team will be represented in Macau by Choi Jun-yong (Seoul SK Knights), Kim Sun-hyung (Seoul SK Knights), and Lee Jung-hyun (Jeonju KCC Egis). For the PBA and Gilas Pilipinas, June Mar Fajardo (San Miguel Beermen), Roger Pogoy (TNT KaTropa), and Troy Rosario (TNT KaTropa) are all set to suit up in Macau. The Terrific 12 is the FIBA recognized premier preseason event of the summer. hosted at Macau’s Tap Seac Multi-Sport Pavilion this 17-22 September, 2019. San Miguel Beer has defending champion Ryukyu Golden Kings in its bracket while Blackwater also has a top Japanese team in its group in the Chiba Jets. The TNT KaTropa are in an uber-competitive group as they'll take on the Liaoning Flying Leopards in preliminary play.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 30th, 2019Related News

Japan hails Hachimura s NBA selection as new era for sport

By Jim Armstrong, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese basketball officials, fans and media hailed the selection of Rui Hachimura in the NBA draft, saying the move will usher in a new era for the sport in Japan. Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, taken with the No. 9 overall pick by the rebuilding Washington Wizards on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). "The Birth of the NBA's Hachimura, a huge step for Japan," read the headline in the Nikkansports newspaper's online edition. The 6'8", 235-pound (2.03 meters, 106 kilogram) forward averaged a team-leading 19.7 points and 6.5 rebounds last season as a junior at U.S. college Gonzaga, where he was the West Coast Conference player of the year. The only other Japanese player drafted in NBA history was Yasutaka Okayama, who went 171st overall in 1981. He never appeared in a regular-season game, something just two players from the country have done: Yuta Tabuse for the Phoenix Suns in 2004-05, and Yuta Watanabe for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2018-19. "The fact that Hachimura, a product of the Japanese basketball system, has been selected in the NBA draft makes us very proud," said the Japan Basketball Federation's Yuko Mitsuya. While it has grown in popularity with the introduction of a pro league in 2005, basketball still lags far behind baseball and soccer in Japan. Hachimura's NBA career is sure to help the sport grow in leaps and bounds. The son of a Japanese mother and father from the Republic of Benin, Hachimura is the latest Japanese of mixed race to make a splash in the sporting world following the likes of Naomi Osaka and Yu Darvish. "This is a huge step forward for Japan," said Keisuke Tsutsumi, an office worker who follows the NBA. "It will take the sport to a new level here." Hachimura's junior high school coach Joji Sakamoto welcomed the news of his draft selection. Sakamoto coached Hachimura in his native Toyama Prefecture and said he saw potential in his student from a young age. "I told him to visualize his dream, and now it will be a reality," the 59-year-old Sakamoto said. Japan's education minister Masahiko Shibayama said Hachimura had given hope to a generation of young players in his home country. "It's really wonderful," Shibayama said. "By taking a prominent role in a league that is difficult for Japanese players to enter, he will give hope to many Japanese people." Hachimura's rise couldn't come at a better time with Tokyo building to host the 2020 Olympics. Japan's national men's team has qualified as host country and Hachimura could play a leading role at both the Olympics and the World Cup in China later this year. Wizards interim general manager Tommy Sheppard mentioned the 21-year-old's play for Japan's national team. "For Japan to qualify for the world championships, he's the focal point. And when the (Tokyo) Olympics come in 2020, he's going to be the focal point of that country on that basketball team," Sheppard said. "To be able to shoulder that load at his age — the maturity he has — I think that's going to bode well for him in the NBA.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 22nd, 2019Related News

Japan-funded NCotabato rubber facility launched

THE Embassy of Japan’s First Secretary Kenji Terada, together with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Senior Representative Yuko Tanaka, Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano, North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Mendoza, Ban.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsAug 25th, 2016Related News