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Fukuoka Team Aims for B1 Basketball Glory

On September 19, Rising Zephyr Fukuoka, a basketball team aiming for promotion to the B1 League, unveiled their new roster and strategic plans for the upcoming season. The team had a disappointing record last season in the B2 League, managing only 20 wins against 40 losses and failing to secure a promotion. For the new season, the team has added eight new players to bolster their lineup. The team will be led by Hayato Kantake, an experienced player in the B1 League and a graduate of Fukuoka University Ohori High School. Kantake, who was born and raised in Fukuoka, a city often referred to as the “Basketball Kingdom,” expressed his determination during a press conference. The team will kick off their season against Ehime Orange Vikings on enemy grounds on October 6. Source: KBC

Fukuoka Team Aims for B1 Basketball Glory Photo from Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka Official X

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Fukuoka Prefecture
Published: Sep 20, 2023 / Last Updated: Sep 20, 2023

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