Rui Hachimura - Biography
Last Modified: Sep 19, 2020
|Best Known For:||NBA, Washington Wizards, Gonzaga Bulldogs|
|Net Worth:||$1.5 million|
|Born on :||February 8, 1998 (age 22)|
|Birth Name /
|Birth Place:||Toyama, Japan|
|Father's Name:||Zakari Hachimura|
|Mother's Name:||Makiko Hachimura|
Allen Hachimura (younger brother)
|High School:||Meisei High School|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (Beninese, Japanese)|
|Height:||2.03 meter (6 feet 8 inch)|
|Weight:||104 kg (229.28 lb)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Rui Hachimura?
Rui Hachimura is a rising basketball player by profession and Japanese by nationality. He plays for Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA), having played for Gonzaga Bulldogs and is a member of Japanese national team.
Rui Hachimura (Beale Street Bears)
Rui Hachimura – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings
Rui Hachimura’s birth took place on February 8, 1998, in Toyama, Japan. His mother Makiko Hachimura is of Japanese descent while his father Zakari Hachimura is of Beninese descent.
He is not the only child of his parents and has three younger siblings – brother Allen Hachimura and two sisters, among which one is named Amina Hachimura. All were raised in Sendai, Japan. Allen is also a basketball player at Tokai University in Japan.
For education, he attended Meisei High School. After graduation, he joined Gonzaga University in 2016, graduating in 2019. His ethnicity includes Beninese, Japanese.
Rui Hachimura – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Hachimura is currently completely focused on his career. With the move to the US and draft to the NBA, he has little free time on his hands. However, a secret girlfriend or an affair cannot be ruled out.
He is currently single, sans wife, children and as he has never married, divorce is out of context.
Rui Hachimura – Career
Hachimura used to play baseball as a catcher and pitcher when he was young. In high school he led his team to its second title in the All-Japan High School Tournament, scoring 32 points in a 92–78 win over Fukuoka University Ohori and again in 2014.
In April 2015, he was invited to Jordan Brand Classic. On November 21, 2015, Rui Hachimura signed a National Letter of Intent with Gonzaga Bulldogs in the USA to play college basketball. But as language and cultural barrier required him to attend a prep school before entering Gonzaga.
With Gonzaga Bulldogs
Rui Hachimura’s debut was on November 11, 2016, against Utah Valley. With Gonzaga Bulldogs he played against Mississippi Valley State, South Dakota State, Idaho State, Duke.
His overall college stats for 2016 to 2019 season is 102 GP, 39 GS, 19.7 MPG, .579 FG%, 0.316 3P%, 0.746 FT%, 4.4 RPG, 0.8 APG, 0.6 SPG, 0.5 BPG, 12.1 PPG.
On June 20, 2019, Rui Hachimura was selected in the 2019 NBA Draft with No. 9 pick by the Washington Wizards, making him the second Japanese-born player drafted into the NBA after Yasutaka Okayama.
Rui Hachimura is in the Japanese National Team. He has represented Japan at 2013 FIBA Asia U16 Championship, Albert-Schweitzer-Tournament, 2014 FIBA U17 World, 2017 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup Championships, etc.
Rui Hachimura – Awards, Honors
He has been named most valuable player (MVP) in 2018 college championships and 2019 WCC Player of the Year.
Rui Hachimura selected by Washington Wizards in 2019 NBA Draft (The Japan Times)
Rui Hachimura – Net Worth, Salary
His net worth and annual salary are estimated to be around $1.5 million and $4.5 million respectively.
Rui Hachimura – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
On social media, Rui Hachimura is active on Twitter with 93.2 k followers and on Instagram with over 344k followers. He is not active on Facebook.
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