Rui Hachimura takes first NBA steps at Wizards minicamp

Basketball / NBA Jun 26, 2019

Rui Hachimura takes first NBA steps at Wizards minicamp

Rui Hachimura, the first Japanese player selected in the opening round of the NBA draft, embarked on his professional basketball career Tuesday on the first day of the Washington Wizards' mini-camp. The 21-year-old, who was claimed by the Wizards with the ninth pick on Thursday ...

Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura named to AP All-America Second Team

Basketball Apr 4, 2019

Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura named to AP All-America Second Team

Gonzaga’s quest to return to the NCAA Tournament Final Four after finishing runner-up in 2017 didn’t happen, but two of the West Coast Conference powerhouse team‘s top players were recognized for their on-court excellence on Tuesday. Junior forwards Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke were named ...

Rui Hachimura's Gonzaga denied by Texas Tech

Basketball Mar 31, 2019

Rui Hachimura's Gonzaga denied by Texas Tech

Not even a game-high 22 points from Rui Hachimura could save No. 1-ranked Gonzaga's season as it was eliminated from the NCAA tournament at the elite-eight stage by Texas Tech on Saturday. The 75-69 loss means Hachimura, who was recently named a finalist for the ...

Rui Hachimura's Gonzaga handed NCAA tourney's West No. 1 seed

Basketball Mar 18, 2019

Rui Hachimura's Gonzaga handed NCAA tourney's West No. 1 seed

After a season in which it reeled off 17 straight wins in conference play, the Gonzaga University men's basketball team, led by Japan's NBA hopeful Rui Hachimura, was handed the top seed in the West Region of the NCAA tournament. Sunday's announcement gave Gonzaga its ...

Saint Mary's knocks off No. 1 Gonzaga for WCC title

Basketball Mar 13, 2019

Saint Mary's knocks off No. 1 Gonzaga for WCC title

Saint Mary's ended both the nation's longest winning streak and Gonzaga's six-year reign as West Coast Conference Tournament champion by grinding out a 60-47 victory in the title game on Tuesday night. Saint Mary's (22-11) all but shut down the nation's highest-scoring team by slowing ...

Gonzaga wins ninth straight

Basketball Jan 20, 2019

Gonzaga wins ninth straight

Rui Hachimura said it felt like Gonzaga was a bit hurried in the first half against struggling Portland before settling down for a more typical Bulldog win. "Before the second half, we talked about passing more and using our teammates. I think the second half ...