Project Description

Naha Senior Bears

Naha, Okinawa, Japan

PRINCIPAL
Yaka Kengo

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Miyagi Tsutomu

ENROLLMENT
1,130

TEAM COLORS
Navy Blue

HEAD COACH
Yaka Kengo

ASSISTANT COACH
Takashi Arakaki

Front Row (L to R) : Ririn Siroma, Touko Kyan, Rinka senaga, Asahi Okuda, Saki Agarie, Newo Kamiya, Runa Imoto, Yu Nakasone

Back Row (L to R) : Azusa Kochi, Hazuki Kakazu, Yui Simabukuro, Yukako Itokazu, Miyu Kinjou, Anna Senaga, Misuzu Kameda, Nao Miyagi,

Naha Senior High School was established over 100 years ago and is one of the oldest high schools in Okinawa. The Bears of Naha Senior High enter the 2017 ‘Iolani Classic as first-time participants. Led by Coach Kengo, Naha Senior High has been a highly successful basketball program on the island of Okinawa. The Bears have won the last five Okinawa Inter High School Tournaments as well as the last five Okinawa High School Winter Cup Championships. In addition to that success, Naha Senior High has also been the Okinawa Prefecture representative for the past five seasons.

Head Coach Yaka Kengo, a graduate of Naha Senior High, has led the Bears for 22 seasons and has high expectations for this year’s team. The Bears hope to go undefeated within the Okinawan prefecture, win the All Kyushu Inter High School Tournament and finish in the top eight at the All Japan Inter High School Tournament.

Number Name Pos. Ht. Gr.
4 OKUDA, Asahi PG 5’2” 11
5 AGARIE, Saki PF 5’5” 11
6 SENAGA, Rinka C 5’6” 11
7 KAMIYA, Newo SG 5’3” 11
8 KYAN, Touko PG 5’1” 11
9 IMOTO, Runa SG 5’1” 11
10 SHIROMA, Ririn SF 5’4” 12
11 NAKASONE, Yu PG 5’3” 12
12 KINJOU, Miyu SF 5’4” 12
13 SENAGA, Anna SF 5’6” 12
14 ITOKAZU, Yukako SG 5’1” 12
15 KAMEDA, Misuzu C 5’9” 12
16 SIMABUKURO, Yui PG 5’1” 10
17 MIYAGI, Nao SG 5’3” 10
18 KAKAZU, Hazuki C 5’6” 10