Throughout his bj-league career, Shiga Lakestars guard Yu Okada has worn jersey No. 9. This year, he's donning No. 1.
Averaging 12.5 points per game, Okada has drained 15 of 31 3-pointers in the season's first five games.
The Lakestars (5-1) have won five straight games and are tied with the Osaka Evessa for first place in the Western Conference.
So, one may wonder, did a change in uniforms help make Okada and, then, his team better?