Members who are active in a three-person system, etc.
Aim to participate in B3 next fall
“Shonan United Basketball Club Fujisawa Co., Ltd.” was established on May 13 to form a professional basketball team based in Samukawa, Fujisawa, and Chigasaki. Aiming to participate in the B3 league from October next year. The representative is Mr. Shizuo Ogawa (Vice Chairman of the Fujisawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry), and the secretariat is located at the Fujisawa Chamber of Commerce.
It was the Fujisawa Chamber of Commerce that proposed the establishment of a professional team. Focusing on the large number of basketball athletes, especially junior and senior high school students, in research on regional economic revitalization. The Shonan area, including Samukawa, has a growing population and is close to Yokohama, so it is judged that it can contribute to the economic effects of holding the tournament, fostering civic pride, and fostering young people. After that, a preparatory committee was set up with local businesses and began to formulate a plan.
The bases are Fujisawa, Chigasaki, and Samukawa, which are closely related to the administration and economy, and each chief has already paid a courtesy visit. According to the secretariat, each region is showing a cooperative attitude toward holding home games and securing practice areas. The application for membership in the B3 league is July this year. After the autumn examination, it is expected that the membership will be approved in February next year.
There are two teams, a five-person system aiming for the highest peak B league in Japan and a three-person system that has become an Olympic event. The three-person system has already participated in leagues in Koto Ward, Tokyo. The five-person system is included in the selection of players. Promotion from Shonan State, which is a subordinate organization of the strong club team of the prefectural member of society first division league, transfer of active professional players, and tryouts are planned after September this year. Yu Kishimoto (Kurami), one of the directors of the operating corporation, who is involved in the preparatory work, said, “I hope that the people in the town will feel closer to professionals and that they will be an opportunity for children to become professionals.”