Jordan Heading was just three points away from bagging the 2023 B.League All-Star Three-point shootout, finishing with 17 points, Friday at Adastria Mito Arena.
Heading, who plays for Nagasaki, was the first shooter to take centerstage and was able to flaunt his sniping prowess.
The second participant, Ryoma Hashimoto of Hokkaido, was able to upstage Heading though, finishing with 18 points in the one round affair.
Akita’s Takatoshi Furukawa (11), Chiba’s Christopher Smith (16), and Utsunomiya’s Makoto Hiejima (10) though floundered.
It was Nagoya’s Takumi Saito who torched the net, scoring 19 points to win the event.
San-En’s Kosuke Kanamaru closed the competition with 15 points.
Meanwhile, Kiefer Ravena of Shiga placed fifth in the G-Shock Skills Challenge, finishing the course at 29.8 seconds.
Yuki Kawamura of Yokohama topped the event with a time of 20.9 seconds, dethroning Chiba’s Yuki Togashi — who had a time of 24.9 seconds.