Rui Hachimura - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 20, 2022

Rui Hachimura
Nick Name: Louis
Profession: Basketball player
Best Known For: Washington Wizards (basketball team), Gonzaga Bulldogs (basketball team)
Salary: $4.5 million
Net Worth: $1.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 8, 1998 (age 24)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Rui Hachimura
Birth Place: Toyama, Japan
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: Zakari Hachimura
Mother's Name: Makiko Hachimura
Siblings: 3

Allen Hachimura (younger brother)
Amina Hachimura (younger sister)

High School: Meisei High School
University: Gonzaga University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Beninese, Japanese)
Nationality: Japanese

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Briana Delgado

Body Measurements

Height: 2.03 meter (6 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 104 kg (229.28 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Rui Hachimura?

Rui Hachimura is a rising basketball player by profession and Japanese by nationality. He plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA), having played for Gonzaga Bulldogs, and is a member of the Japanese national team.

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. 

young Rui Hachimura (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Meisei High School. After graduation, he joined Gonzaga University in 2016, graduating in 2019. His ethnicity includes Beninese and 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 dating model Briana Delgado. Moreover, he is sans wife and children and as he has never married, divorce is out of context.

Rui Hachimura (Beale Street Bears)

Rui Hachimura – Career

Early days

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 language and cultural barriers required him to attend a prep school before entering Gonzaga.

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Rui Hachimura (The Japan Times)

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, and 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 as the No. 9 pick by the Washington Wizards, making him the second Japanese-born player drafted into the NBA after Yasutaka Okayama.

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International career

Rui Hachimura is in the Japanese National Team. He has represented Japan at the 2013 FIBA Asia U16 Championship, Albert-Schweitzer Tournament, the 2014 FIBA U17 World, the 2017 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup Championships, etc.

Rui Hachimura – Awards, Honors

He has been named the most valuable player (MVP) in the 2018 college championships and 2019 WCC Player of the Year.

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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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Reference

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