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stretchlimo
12-20-2012, 09:27 AM
Looks like Abdullahi is about to sign with the Miyazaki Shining Suns in Japan...

translated link (http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.plus-blog.sportsnavi.com%2Fshiningsuns%2Farticle%2F834&act=url)

This would be Abdullahi's 3rd stint in Basketball Japan, having already played for the Ryukyu Golden Kings in Okinawa, as well as Rizing Fukuoka. Same league as Ira and the Toyama Grouses.

Best of luck to Abdullahi.

ZagNative
12-24-2012, 12:27 PM
Nice first outing for Kuso with his new team, per Japan Times (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20121224b1.html):
Rizing 76, Shining Suns 75

In Miyazaki, Josh Peppers scored 16 points and Reggie Warren had 15 points and 18 boards as Fukuoka edged the hosts and triumphed for the second time in as many days.

Jun Nakanishi chipped in with 11 points for the Rizing (15-7).

For Miyazaki (3-19), Ricky Woods had 29 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and four steals. Newcomer Abdullahi Kuso notched a double-double (17 points, 11 rebounds) in his season debut with the Shining Suns
Kuso's profile page (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.bj-league.com/player/w9/31&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522Abdullahi%2BKuso%2522%2Bbasketba ll%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DX%26tbo%3Dd%26tbs%3Dqd r:w&sa=X&ei=Kb7YUK_0CsnniALu7YHQAw&ved=0CHMQ7gEwCQ)

Box Score of the game (http://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Japan/2012/1223_9163_7293.asp)

AsiaBasket story about his signing (http://www.asia-basket.com/Japan/basketball.asp?NewsID=301187):

Miyazaki Shining Suns ink Abdullahi Kuso - Dec 24, 2012

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Miyazaki Shining Suns (BJ League) agreed terms with 28-year old Nigerian ex-international forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-111kg-84, college: Tallahassee CC). He played last season at KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league. In 14 games last year he had 5.2ppg and 5.6rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Kuso also played at Halifax_Rainmen in Canadian NBL Canada that season. In 25 games he recorded 6.5ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.0bpg.
He ended 2010-11 season at Fukuoka Rizing. In 22 BJ League games that year he recorded 10.7ppg and 8.5rpg. But the most of that year Kuso spent at Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa. In 26 BJ League games he recorded 8.7ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.0bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as His team won WCC Regular Season for two years in a row (2007 and 2008). Kuso was also voted All-Panhandle Conference 1st Team back in 2006 at his college time. Kuso was a member of Nigerian Senior National Team back in 2007.
He is quite experienced player. Kuso has played also professionally in Korea (Mobis Phoebus), Syria (Al Jalaa), Ukraine (Sumykhimprom Sumy) and Nigeria (D.Warriors).
He attended Tallahassee CC until 2008 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

AsiaBasket MIYAZAKI SHINING SUNS basketball team page (http://www.asia-basket.com/team.asp?Cntry=JPN&Team=9163) (Japan-BJ League)

stevet75
12-24-2012, 01:42 PM
Zagnative and Stretchlimo, thanks for keeping us updated on the old Zags.