Kosuke Takeuchi

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Kosuke Takeuchi
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Link Tochigi Brex
PositionPower forward
LeagueB.League
Personal information
Born (1985-01-29) January 29, 1985 (age 33)
Suita, Osaka, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolRakunan
CollegeKeio University

Kosuke Takeuchi (竹内 公輔、born January 29, 1985 in Suita, Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese professional basketball player. He plays for the Link Tochigi Brex of the B.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 played professionally with the Aisin Seahorses of the JBL Super League. In the 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 Archived 2010-01-17 at the Wayback Machine.: "JBL All-Star game rosters set" (December 6, 2009)