Fujima Kenji played as point guard for Shoyo/Ryonan in the Shohoku-Shoyo/Ryonan match.
Mizuno is the brand of the basketball shoes of Kogure Kiminobu.
Asics is the brand of the basketball shoes of Mitsui.
The seniors commented how Mitsui could be an immediate starter, and how his shooting is on the College level.
Mitsui Hisashi is 184 cm. tall.
Mitsui himself was once a great basketball player, winning the Junior High MVP and was coveted by many scouts.
Even before meeting Sakuragi, people were already calling Akagi "gorilla".
Sakuragi Guntai is the collective name of the friends of Hanamichi. "Guntai" means "army" in Japanese.
Miyagi is 168 cm. high.
For his new shoes, Sakuragi chooses the Air Jordans 6. At the time the manga was out, those brand of Air Jordans were the most popular.
Kogure wear orange(for freshmen) jersey at the beginning of this episode when he say something about a foul by Shiozaki ...it supposed to be red because he's a 3rd year right?
Traveling: You can't move with the ball without dribbling first.
Akagi Takenori is 190 cm. tall.
Rukawa Kaede is a Japanese name that literally means "Flow of the Water in the Stream (and) River (beside a) Mapple Tree."
Sakuragi Hanamichi is a Japanese name that literally means "Cherry Blossoms Tree Flower Path."