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BASKETBALL | B-Corsairs Playmaker Yuki Kawamura Dazzles with Pinpoint Passes, Youthful Energy

One of the B.League's bright young stars, Kawamura is No. 1 in assists (11.2 per game). Playing for the Japan national team has helped in his development.



Yokohama B-Corsairs point guard Yuki Kawamura attempts a layup against the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins on October 16 at Yokohama International Swimming Pool. (B.LEAGUE)

This article first appeared on SportsLook, JAPAN Forward's dedicated sports website.

YOKOHAMA ― Yuki Kawamura turned 21 years old in May. A month earlier, he strung together a six-game stretch in which he reached double digits in assists every game. 

In succession, he dished out 11, 13, 10, 17, 12 and 14 assists for the B.League's Yokohama B-Corsairs.

To do so at such a young age boldly underscores his playmaking skills and his potential to be one of Japan's great point guards for years to come.

This season, Kawamura, one of the B.League's rising stars, has cobbled together a similar streak through Sunday, October 16.

Over the past five games, the Yamaguchi Prefecture native has handed out 13, 12, 11, 12 and 12 assists. He leads the B.League in assists (11.2 per game).


Kawamura's dynamic performance in Yokohama's home series finale against the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins was a pivotal part of the young team's comeback effort.

Read the full story on SportsLook.

Author: Ed Odeven

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