Three players from Kings chosen for TK bj-League All Star Game

Kings’ Hiromasa Omiya was the only Japanese player chosen to take part in the dunk shot contest.

Three players from the Ryukyu Golden Kings have been chosen to appear at the Turkish Airlines bj-League All Star Game of the 2014-2015 season, to be played Feb. 1sr at Gunma Arena in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture.

Draelon Burns

The players picked up from the Kings’ roster are #2 Draelon Burns, #14 Ryuichi Kishimoto who will play in the All Star Game, and #8 Hiromasa Omiya who will show his skills at the dunk shot contest. Kishimoto was also chosen to participate in the 3-point shooting contest.

Fans voted Burns for the first place in the forward and center position in the conference, and Kishimoto also won the 1st place in the guard section in the conference by fan voting. Omiya was chosen to the dunk shot contest as the only Japanese player.

Hearing the results of the fan voting, Burns said, “I really appreciate all fans from Okinawa and mainland Japan who voted me. I try to show my best play at the All Star game, and try my best to make not only our team but also all basket ball fans happy!”

Kishimoto says, “I’m very glad that fans chose me to play in the All Star game this season, as they did for the last season’s All Star game. I also appreciate and thank very much all fans for choosing

Ryuichi Kishimoto

me to the 1st place of the guard section in the conference. I will have fun playing, and show my best play on the court as a representative of not only Okinawa but also the Western conference!”

Omiya said, “I appreciate so much that I have been chosen to play in the dunk shot contest in the All Star game event. I’m so excited I can join and play at the All Star game event because this is my first season in bj-League and, of course also my first All Star game. I will try to play to the tune of the Kings’ this year’s motto of “Excitement and Heart Beating!”