Rookie Yuta Watanabe has exhibited veteran poise throughout his first season as a pro basketball player.

With a two-way contract that splits his time between the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis Hustle of the NBA G League, there's been no shortage of opportunities for the Kagawa Prefecture native to test his skills against talented teammates and foes.

The 206-cm Watanabe is having a productive season for the Hustle, appearing in 21 of the squad's first 32 games through Wednesday. He's also seen limited court time in eight NBA games for the Grizzlies.