Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoeni (Japan)

Team Information

  • Head Coach:RNakamura
  • Assist coaches:

Team Profiles

Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix joined the bj-league from the 2008-2009 season. They advanced to the Final 4 from the first season but missed the chance to go to the final. Under the charismatic direction Head Coach Nakamura they led the conference from the early stage of the 2009-2010 season. They got through the regular season with a 41-11 record which was a tie with the best winning average of the league. No teams could stop them during the playoffs, and they beat Tokyo Apache in the conference semi-final. They swept Niigata Albirex BB and Osaka Evessa in the Final 4 to become the league champion. The foreign players were outstanding during the regular season, but the Japanese players played remarkably well in the Final 4. Oguchi was selected MVP for setting the new 3P record of the bj-League with 10 three-points in the game against Niigata.

Champions

  • 2009Mahram Team, Iran
  • 2008Seoul Samsung, Korea
  • 2007Guangdong,China
  • 1998Beijing Aoshen, China
  • 1990Liaoning, China
  • 1981Bayi,China

Roster

Name No. Date of Birth Position Height(cm) Weight(kg)
MASAHIRO OHGUCHI 3 Guard 172 72
KENYA TOMORI 5 Guard 177 75
KAZUTOSHI OTA 7 Forward 192 85
ATSUYA OTA 8 Center 206 102
SHINGO OKADA 11 Guard/Forward 188 80
Dzaflo Kwame LARKAI 12 Center/Forward 203 110
RAY T NIXON 4 Forward 203 100
JUSTIN BENEDICT BOWEN 18 Forward 200 85
SHUSEI ISHII 1 Guard 175 65
WAYNE ALEXANDER ARNOLD 34 Guard 193 86
SEIICHIRO KAGE 31 Center/Forward 200 85