JAPAN: “American Forward Deshawn Stephens (203-F-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for top-ranked Akita NH, receiving a Asia-basket.com BJ League Player of the Week award for round 45. The 24-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Gunma (#9, 11-28) 102-94. It allowed Akita NH to consolidate first place in the Japanese BJ League. Akita NH have a solid 33-8 record. Stephens just recently signed at Akita NH, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Deshawn Stephens averages this season 6.5ppg. “

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