Rui Hachimura leaving Gonzaga University for the NBA

Basketball / NBA Apr 16, 2019

Rui Hachimura leaving Gonzaga University for the NBA

by Ed Odeven

After a dynamic junior season, Gonzaga University forward Rui Hachimura has decided to turn pro. The Toyama Prefecture native declared for the 2019 NBA Draft on Monday. The early-entry deadline for players to announce their intentions to enter the draft is Sunday. Hachimura is projected to ...

Rui Hachimura wins Julius Erving Award

Basketball Apr 13, 2019

Rui Hachimura wins Julius Erving Award

Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura was named the recipient of the Julius Erving Award as the best small forward in the nation at the College Basketball Awards on Friday night in Los Angeles. The top honors went to Duke forward Zion Williamson, who won the John R. ...

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 ...

Gonzaga star Rui Hachimura named to USBWA All-America First Team

Basketball Mar 19, 2019

Gonzaga star Rui Hachimura named to USBWA All-America First Team

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura was among five players named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's All-America First Team on Monday. Hachimura, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year, was joined on the team by Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett of Duke, Tennessee's Grant Williams ...

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 ...