Rui “Louis” Hachimura is the next big thing coming out of Japan, and many are already paying attention to the 16-year-old basketball player’s post-high school career.

In fact, Hachimura, who was born to a Japanese mother and a father from Benin, has publicly stated that he wants to leave Japan to play at a U.S. university upon his graduation from Meisei High School, and several American colleges seem to be showing an interest thanks to Hachimura’s stellar performance at August’s FIBA Under-17 World Championship in Dubai.

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