May 9, 2010
- Yuta Tabuse
Former Suns guard Yuta Tabuse returned to Japan a while ago, still with NBA aspirations. Playing in his second season for Tochigi Brex in the JBL league, Tabuse averaged 12.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists (third in the league) and 2.1 steals per game (second). Tabuse shot 41% from three point range, which is unusually high for him, although it came on a Lou Walding-like number of attempts. Brex won the JBL Superleague title this year, and Tabuse was named to the All-JBL second team; however, since the league has only 8 teams in it, and few imports, and little premier homegrown talent, it wasn't quite the same calibre of achievement as would be an All-NBA second team berth.