Osaka Evessa

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Osaka Evessa
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League B.League
Founded 2004
History 2004-present
Arena Ookini Arena Maishima,
Edion Arena Osaka,
Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium
Capacity 7,000
Location Osaka City (Osaka Prefecture)
Team colors Red, Black and Gold
President Mitsunori Uehara
Team manager Yoshinori Shimizu (basketball)
Head coach Kensuke Hosaka
Ownership Human Sports Entertainment
Championships 3
Retired numbers 1 (44)

Osaka Evessa is a professional basketball team playing in the B.League, the top-tier professional basketball league of Japan. The team is operated by the Human Group Sports Entertainment Company. The team is named after Ebisu. In July 2015 it was announced that the team will compete in the first division of the new Japan Professional Basketball League, which will commence from October 2016.[1]


The team was formed in 2004 with the expansion of the bj league. They have been the most successful team in the league, having won three league championships in the league's first three seasons.

During the 2007-08 season, the team played their home games in seven separate arenas throughout the Osaka Prefecture and Hyogo Prefecture. This was also the first season that the team's game were broadcast live on television (for two games). The total attendance for their home games was 66,069, and the average attendance 3,003. The team finished in first place during the regular season and won the championship for the third consecutive season.

The 2008-09 season was the first season that the team did not use the Namihaya Dome for any of their home games.


The team jersey colors are black and red. Ozaki has supplied the team's uniform since 2004.

The current uniform sponsors are:

  • Human Holdings Corporation (chest)
  • Abilit Corporation (back)
  • Life Creations Corporation (shorts)



Osaka Evessa roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name
SG 1 Japan Shota Konno
PG 2 Japan Satoshi Nagano
SG 3 Japan Soichiro Fujitaka
F 10 Japan Faye Pape Mour
SG 14 Japan Takuya Hashimoto
SF 15 Japan Shinnosuke Negoro (C)
PG 17 Japan Hiroyuki Kinoshita
PG 20 Japan Rei Goda
C 25 United States Xavier Gibson
SF 27 Japan Naoya Kumagae
PG 32 Japan Toshiki Hatakeyama
C 34 United States Keith Benson
F/C 55 United States Josh Harrellson
Head coach

Japan Kensuke Hosaka

Assistant coach(es)

Shinji Tomiyama

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 2018

Notable players[edit]


  1. ^ "JPBLの「1部~3部階層分け発表記者会見」について" [Regarding the JPBL's "Division 1-3 Assignment Press Conference"] (in Japanese). Nishinomiya Storks. 30 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 

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