Toyama Grouses

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Toyama Grouses
Toyama logo.jpg
Leagues B.League
Founded2005;18 years ago (2005)
Arena Toyama City Gymnasium
Location Toyama, Toyama
Main sponsor Izak
Conference titlesEastern Conference Champions (2016)

The Toyama Grouses (富山グラウジーズ,Toyama Guraujīzu) are a Japanese basketball team, playing in the Central Conference of the B.League. They are based in Toyama Prefecture.


Head coaches


Toyama Grouses roster
F 0 Flag of Japan.svg Ryumo Ono 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)35 – (1988-01-06)6 January 1988
G 3 Flag of Japan.svg Yoshiyuki Nozaki 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)23 – (2000-02-08)8 February 2000
F 4 Flag of Japan.svg Troy Murphy Jr. 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)21 – (2002-11-12)12 November 2002
G 9 Flag of Japan.svg Takeshi Mito 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)38 – (1985-04-23)23 April 1985
G 10 Flag of Japan.svg Shuto Kishinaga 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)23 – (2000-08-11)11 August 2000
G 11 Flag of Japan.svg Naoki Uto 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)32 – (1991-06-11)11 June 1991
F/C 15 Flag of the Philippines.svg AJ Edu 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)23 – (2000-01-01)1 January 2000
G 16 Flag of Japan.svg Takashi Ito 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)33 – (1990-02-14)14 February 1990
F 20 Flag of Japan.svg Shunsuke Ueda 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)24 – (1999-09-18)18 September 1999
F 22 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Myles Hesson 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)33 – (1990-06-05)5 June 1990
F 23 Flag of the United States.svg Novar Gadson 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)33 – (1989-12-17)17 December 1989
G/F 24 Flag of Japan.svg Koyo Takahashi 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)29 – (1994-06-16)16 June 1994
C 25 Flag of Croatia.svg Ivan Buva 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)32 – (1991-05-06)6 May 1991
G/F 44 Flag of Japan.svg Eo Java Yoneyama 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)21 – (2002-01-29)29 January 2002
G 71 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroki Higashi 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)28 – (1995-06-24)24 June 1995
Head coach

Honoo Hamaguchi

Assistant coach(es)

Daisuke Takaoka
Koki Yabuuchi

  • (C) Team captain
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured

Updated: 7 April 2023

Notable players

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Former logo


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