Shimane Susanoo Magic wins Stretch 4 Daichi Taniguchi and Combo Guard Shota Tsuyama –Basket Count | Basket Count

Taniguchi “I’m really looking forward to finding many good places in Shimane and seeing them with my own eyes.”

Shimane Susanoo Magic announced that it has signed new contracts with Daichi Taniguchi and Shota Tsuyama.

Taniguchi, now 32 years old, is a 201 cm 105 kg power forward and center. After trying to study in the United States with “Slam Dunk Scholarship”, he made his professional debut in the last season of the bj league by signing a contract with Akita Northern Happinets. After he spent four seasons in Akita, he played two seasons at the Hiroshima Dragonfly. He belonged to Ibaraki Robots last season and played 45 games, scoring 3.4 points and 1.0 rebounds with an average play time of 9.0 minutes. Japanese big man is exposed to competition with foreign players and it is not easy to secure play time, but Taniguchi is a 3-point shot that will be a career high last season with the shooting power cultivated in the American era as a weapon. Recorded a success rate of 40.5%. Since the shooting power was bought and the Tom Hovasse system was established, it has been called to the Japanese national team.

Taniguchi has announced the following comments through the club. “I will do everything I can on and off the court so that I can contribute to the victory of the team. I am very much looking forward to finding many good points in Shimane and seeing them with my own eyes. If you have any recommended shops or places, please let us know! We are looking forward to Shimane becoming one and fighting with you! Thank you to everyone at Shimane Susanoo Magic. “

Currently 26 years old, Tsuyama is a 180 cm 85 kg point guard and shooting guard. After graduating from Fukuoka University Ohori, he joined the Ryukyu Golden Kings without going through college. After playing for four seasons in Ryukyu, he transferred to Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka to take on the point guard in earnest, and after that he had a contract with Canada’s Halifax Hurricane as an overseas challenge, but he was dismissed and joined in the middle of the 2019-20 season. I also played in Alvark Tokyo the following season. Last season, he played for San-en Neo-Phoenix, played 58 games, and recorded 6.6 points and 1.6 assists with an average play time of 15.2 minutes.

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Through the club, Tsuyama said, “I would like to continue playing hard this season so that I can achieve higher results than last season! Thank you!”

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