Division I

South KoreaSeoul American 2014-15 season record — 19-5 overall; fifth at Far East D-I.Head coach — Steve Boyd, 13th season (took last season off).Key performers — Xavier McDaniel, Sr., C; DeAndre Metcalf, Jr., F; Myles Haynes, Sr., G; Jez Harper, Sr., G; M.J. Haynes, So., G.Outlook — Rebuilding. Boyd returns to the helm, plenty of veteran talent in the starting lineup, questions of depth and experience beyond the starting five.

OkinawaKadena Panthers 2014-15 season record — 27-8 overall; Far East D-I runner-up.Head coach — Gerald Johnson, fifth season.Key performers — Justin Wilson, Jr., F; Isaiah Richardson, Sr., G-F; Jeremiah Steed, Jr., F; Adrian Robinson, Sr., G (transfer from Turkey); Nicholas Laney, Jr., G; Jahron Mitchell, Jr., G (transfer from Kubasaki).Outlook — Rebuilding, but expecting to get stronger as the season progresses. Strong in the backcourt, lacking a tad down low. The presence of post players such as Preston Harris “left us kind of spoiled” over the years, Johnson said.

Kubasaki Dragons 2014-15 season record — 27-8 overall; defending Far East D-I champion.Head coach — Jon Fick, 10th season.Key performers — Matthew Ashley, Sr., F (All-Far East); Imani Washington, Sr., G (All-Far East); Isaiah Johnson, Sr., G; Skylor Stevens, Sr., G (All-Far East); Jacob Green, Sr., G (All-Far East); Connor Howlett, Sr., F (transfer from Patch, Germany); Stephen Nowell, Sr., G (transfer from Naples, Italy); Connor Richardson, Sr., F (transfer from Chaparral HS in California).Outlook — Contending. Fick has won four D-I tournament titles in his nine seasons, and hopes to be chasing another thanks to a solid core of returners and some help from the transfer round. Senior-laden group. Solid both in the backcourt and underneath.

JapanNile C. Kinnick Red Devils 2014-15 season record — 4-24 overall; sixth at Far East D-I.Head coach — Robert Stovall, sixth season.Key performers — Josiah Ferguson, Sr., F (All-Far East); Xavier Torres, Sr., C; Tarik Deadmon, So., PG (All-DODEA Japan); Devon Venturina, Jr., SG; Jabari Johnson, Sr., F.Outlook — Continuation of rebuilding job after just six wins the past two seasons. Players getting up in years, good attitude, hoping to forge winning record this time around.

Division II

South KoreaDaegu Warriors 2014-15 season record — 3-18 overall; fifth in Far East D-II.Head coach — Phillip Loyd, 10th season.Key performers — DeAndre Rosalie, Sr., PG; Joone Abaya, Sr., wing (All-KAIAC); Travon Hampton, So.; Alan Tamayo, So.; Michael Martinez, So.; Shawn White, Sr.; Manuel Borilla, Sr.; John Austin, Sr.; Ken Musselwhite, Sr.; Skye Yu, Sr.Outlook — Rebuilding, but hoping to contend as the season progresses, with a core of three returning starters and “new folks eager to right the ship,” Loyd said.

Osan Cougars 2014-15 season record — 21-4 overall; third in Far East D-II.Head coach — Morgan Nugent, first season.Key performers — Sung DeAngelo, Jr., F; Justin Maglalang, Jr., F; Matthew Burbee, Jr., G.Outlook — Rebuilding. Must make do without three key departed components, Chase Kingsbury (PCS) and Sean Copia and Nick White (graduation), along with the coaching staff. Into the fray steps Nugent, the school’s principal taking on an “other duties as assigned” role, hoping to build on the foundation left by departed coaches James Tolliver and Dwayne White.

Humphreys Blackhawks Head coach — Ron Merriwether, first season.2014-15 season record — 6-14 overall; sixth at Far East D-II.Key performers — Omar Lopez, G; Bashr Edmonds, G; Jimmy Scruggs, F.Outlook — Reloading with hope for the future, as Merriwether has brought aboard some youngsters and begun the first junior varsity program in the school's three-season history. He's the third coach in three seasons, but brings a championship background from DODDS Europe, two D-I titles at Heidelberg and two lower-division titles at Giessen in Germany.

JapanYokota Panthers Head coach — Dan Galvin, first season (assisted departed coach Paul Ettl).2014-15 season record — 26-1 overall; Far East D-II champion.Key performers — Marcus Henagan, Sr., G; Hunter Cort, Jr., G-F; Jamarvin Harvey, Sr., F; Shota Sprunger, Jr., F.Outlook — Contending at D-II. Life as a small school very much agreed with the Panthers, who captured the D-II title in their first year at that level. Must make do without graduated key guard tandem Jermaine Neal and Jadan Anderson, the latter now playing at Azusa Pacific.

E.J. King Cobras 2014-15 season record — 12-12 overall; seventh at Far East D-II.Head coach — Scott Jarrard, third season.Key performers — Rikki Kendall, Sr., G; Gemar Caasi, Jr., PG; Devin Robinson, Jr.; Dyson Robinson, Fr.; Chad Hinmon, Jr.; Chris Hinmon, Fr.Outlook — Reloading. Lacking in height, but more athletic and mobile in the open court. Must move on without four-year starters Josh and Jacob Lyle, but two new pairs of brothers move in; athletic and committed, Jarrard calls them.

Robert D. Edgren Eagles 2014-15 season record — 11-12 overall; fourth at Far East D-II.Head coach — Ronald Lane, Keeyson Hughes, first season.Key performers — Shawn Robinson-Ortiz, Sr., G; Jaylen Williams, Sr., G; Kamius White, Jr., F; Jun Doria, Jr., G; Michael Johnson, Sr., C; Isaiah Miller, Sr., F; Christian Enyeart, Jr., C.Outlook — Rebuilding. New coaching tandem, third head coaching staff in three seasons, new players entering the system.

Matthew C. Perry Samurai 2014-15 season record — 28-6 overall; two-time Far East D-II runner-up.Head coach — Dewayne Pigge’, sixth season.Key performers — Vincent Ermitano, Jr., SG (two-time All-Far East); Garrett Macias, So., C; David Lawrence, Sr., PF; Desmond Moore, Sr., F; Tyson Moore, Jr., F; Chad Schuch, So., G; Michael Perez, Sr., G.Outlook — Contending at D-II level. Losing Jarell Davis and Jon Cadavos to graduation won’t be easy to overcome, but plenty of other pieces remain for the Samurai to take care of the unfinished business they’ve left behind in the D-II final on their home court the last two seasons.

Zama Trojans 2014-15 season record — 7-18 overall; did not participate in Far East.Head coach — Edgard Oakley, first season.Key performers — Josh Nay, Sr., PF-C; Shinya Hamada, Sr., PG; Hikari Nakamura, Sr., PG-SG; Joshua Atkinson, Sr., SF; Anthony Ames, Sr., PG-SG; Cameron Waters-Daniels, Jr., SF; Caleb Carter, Sr., C-PF; Corey Perry, Sr., C; Josh Bayardo, So., SG-SF.Outlook — Rebuilding. Huge vacancies left by graduated Joseph Atkinson and Alex Jones, who’s playing his senior season in the States. New coach, new offensive and defensive systems.

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