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Matthew Aquino transfers from Shinshu to Gunma


Matthew Aquino will be switching homes.

The Filipino-Japanese big man is moving from Shinshu to Gunma, starting in the 2024-25 B.League season.

Aquino, 27, spent his first three years with the Brave Warriors.

“It was a short three years, but I wouldn’t have chosen a different first home in Japan. Thank you for an amazing three seasons. I have been extremely blessed to be part of this community and to have been trusted to represent this team,” he said.

“I hope to count on your support wherever I go, as I will bring the Shinshu Brave Warriors with me in spirit. You will always have a place in my heart! See you guys soon.”

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Aquino played a total of 108 games for Shinshu.

However, the Brave Warriors were one of two teams demoted to B2 last season.

Now, the 6-foot-9 big man gets to stay in B1 with the Crane Thunders.

“I’m very excited for this opportunity. Thank you to Gunma Crane Thunders management and coaching staff for believing in me and giving me a chance to play for this organization. I can’t wait to give my all and pour my heart out,” he said.

“Gunma boosters, I’m ecstatic to get to know you. Here we go!”

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