After two seasons in a Yokohama B-Corsairs uniform, power forward Jeff Parmer is ready for a change of scenery.
The former bj-league MVP has joined the Bambitious Nara, the second-division club announced on Monday.
For Parmer, Nara becomes the fifth Japan pro basketball franchise he’s joined. He’s previously distinguished himself as a go-to leader and all-around standout for the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix (2010-13), Shinshu Brave Warriors (2013-14), Shiga Lakestars (2014-16) and B-Corsairs.
The Florida Atlantic University product is a clutch shooter who played an instrumental role in helping the B-Corsairs stave off relegation, avoiding demotion to the second division, in each of the first two B. League seasons. He consistently averages double figures in points, including 16.9 per game when he claimed the bj-league MVP honor in 2010-11 as the Phoenix cruised to their second consecutive title. That season, the Phoenix went 40-6 in the regular season with Parmer helping set the tone at both ends of the floor for fiery bench boss Kazuo Nakamura’s club.