Rui Hachimura

Biography

Rui Hachimura

  • Born in Toyama prefecture, Japan on February 8, 1998.
  • After graduating from Meisei High School in Miyagi prefecture in 2016, attended Gonzaga University in the US.
  • He became the first Japanese national to play in a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament, on a Gonzaga University team that made it the final of the national tournament.
  • Hachimura won the Julius Erving Award for the 2018-2019 season, which recognizes the top men’s collegiate small forwards of the year.