Kosuke Takeuchi

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Kosuke Takeuchi
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Aisin Seahorses
Position Power Forward
League JBL Super League
Personal information
Born (1985-01-29) January 29, 1985 (age 29)
Osaka, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information

Kosuke Takeuchi (竹内 公輔、born January 29, 1985 in Osaka, Japan) is an Japanese professional basketball player. He plays for the Aisin Seahorses of the JBL Super League. Takeuchi also is a member of the Japan national basketball team, playing for the team in the 2006 FIBA World Championship and both the FIBA Asia Championship 2007 and FIBA Asia Championship 2009.[1]

As a 21-year-old, Takeuchi averaged 5.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game for the host Japanese at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.[2] Takeuchi has earned a bigger role with the Japanese team over the past four years; his best tournament performance to date was at the FIBA Asia Championship 2009, in which he averaged 13 points and a team-leading 8.2 rebounds per game.[3] Despite his performance, Japan stumbled to a disappointing tenth place finish, its worst ever performance in 24 FIBA Asia Championship appearances. He was invited to play with the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2010 summer league in Las Vegas in 2010.

Takeuchi currently plays professionally with the Aisin Seahorses of the JBL Super League. In the current 2009-10 season, Takeuchi entered the month-long winter break averaging 15.4 points and 11.3 rebounds per game for the first-place Seahorses.[4] He was also named to the JBL All-Star Game as the leading power forward vote-getter for the West.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Player Profile at FIBA.com
  2. ^ FIBA Archive
  3. ^ FIBA Player Profile
  4. ^ Kosuke Takeuchi at asia-basket.com
  5. ^ asia-basket.com: "JBL All-Star game rosters set" (December 6, 2009)