JAPAN: “24-year old forward Deshawn Stephens (203-F-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Akita NH and receives a Asia-basket.com BJ League Player of the Week award for round 53. He had a double-double of 20 points and 16 rebounds, while his team outclassed Tokyo Cinq R. (#10, 13-34) with 34-point margin 112-78. Akita NH maintains the 2nd position in Japanese BJ League. They would have been even better if they hadn’t lost a few games earlier this season. Akita NH will need more victories to improve their 37-12 record. Stephens just recently signed at Akita NH, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Deshawn Stephens averages this season 12.9ppg and 7.2rpg.”

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