He grabs rebounds and blocks shots inside, he sprints as fast as anyone else and he hits jumpers with a silky shooting touch.

That's what 18-year-old Yuta Watanabe does. He does it all and has everything a basketball player could hope to have, and that's why he gets the "Chosen One" treatment.

Although he had been selected for provisional national team squads before, Watanabe still seemed somewhat reserved when he went through drills during a recent training camp in preparation for the May 16-21 FIBA East Asia Championship in Incheon, South Korea.