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Prefecture Kanagawa
Team Captain Jun Uozumi
Vice-Captain Ryoji Ikegami
Coach Moichi Taoka
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Ryonan High School is one of the top teams in Kanagawa. It is considered a very prestigious school to be in. The basketball team is composed of Jun Uozumi, Akira Sendoh, Ryoji Ikegami, Hiroaki Koshino, Kicchou Fukuda, and Tomoyuki Uekusa as its main players. Their coach is Moichi Taoka.

Ryonan is the first team in the series Shohoku plays and also Hanamichi Sakuragi's debut game, though it's only a practice game. Even though Shohoku lost by a point, the team greatly surpassed Ryonan's expectations.

Ryonan entered the top 4 and easily defeated Takezato. At that time, Shohoku lost to Kainan in a close game. Ryonan played excellently against the defending champions, Kainan in the Inter-High qualification games. In this game, Sendoh played as point guard, instead of his usual position as Forward and managed to force the game into overtime. However, Uozumi's ejection left all the pressure on Sendoh and Ryonan eventually lost.

Ryonan plays Shohoku but lost this time, owing to the fact that Coach Taoka had underestimated Sakuragi and Kogure, as he admitted after the game. This loss leaves Ryonan ranking 3rd in Kanagawa, and precludes their playing in the National Games. Uozumi retired along with Ikegami and Sendoh took over as the team captain. At the end of the series, Ryonan is preparing for the Winter Tournament.

Strengths

The team's main scorers are Uozumi, Sendoh and Fukuda. That trio are probably the strongest offensive trio of Kanagawa with Sendoh being an inside and outside scoring machine, Fukuda being an inside scoring machine and Uozumi, whilst not a scorer at heart can still get points in bunches. An example of this is his very impressive stat line vs Takezato with 35 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.

Their coach, Moichi Taoka is very good as he is able to analyze the opponent's weak points. He was also the first to realise the potential of Sendoh as a Point Guard. Their players are also very fit due to their tough trainning regime; their defense is man-to-man as well as zone defense, depending on their opponent. In general Ryonan is a good defensive team with Sendoh, Uozumi and Ikegami especially are Ryonan's best defensive players.

Weakness

Ryonan doesn't have very talented players. They are good, but the difference between Sendoh, the only talented player, and the others are big. The team has no Point Guard that is at least on the same level as Miyagi and a sharpshooter like Mitsui or Jin. Because of these scarcities, Sendoh has to take charge, which puts more pressure to him.

Like Shohoku, Ryonan also have a weak bench, which was shown when Uozumi was lured into fouling out thus, they do not have a strong Center to replace him. Another weakness is Fukuda having a weak defense despite his great offense. His defense is so weak that even Sakuragi can get past him.

Trivia

Due to the similarity in jersey colors and weaknesses at the time of release, the team is likely be based on either Orlando Magic (jerseys) or Charlotte Hornets and Utah Jazz (warmup jackets).Magic and Hornets were less than 3 years old at the time of the series release.

Ryonan High School
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Power Forward
Kicchou Fukuda
Small Forward
Akira Sendoh
Center
Jun Uozumi
Shooting Guard
Hiroaki Koshino
Point Guard
Tomoyuki Uekusa
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Forward
Ryoji Ikegami
Coach
Moichi Taoka
Player/Manager
Hikoichi Aida
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