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Two decades ago, J.R. Sakuragi — well, J.R. Henderson, as he was known then — achieved the best accomplishment of his basketball career as his UCLA Bruins captured the NCAA championship with a 89-78 victory over Arkansas in the final at Seattle’s Kingdome during his freshman year.

All his teammates from the 1995 title-winning squad have hung up their kicks by now, but Sakuragi is still going strong as a crafty veteran center for the NBL’s Aisin SeaHorses in Japan.

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