Rui Hachimura says he wants to be the face of basketball in Japan

Photo: FIBA

Photo: FIBA

“Basketball’s getting bigger in Japan, and I want to be the guy, be the face of it”

As he prepares to become the first Japanese player to be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft, Rui Hachimura said he is ready to be the face of basketball in Japan and the leader of the national team.

“Basketball’s getting bigger in Japan, and I want to be the guy, be the face of it,” Hachimura told Reid Forgrave of CBSSports.com.

Source: CBS Sports.

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