Deadspin "The Washington Wizards selected Gonzaga big man Rui Hachimura with the No. 9 pick in NBA Draft. The pick was a bit of a surprise given that there hadn’t been any reports of any connections between that franchise and their eventual draftee. As it turns out, that surprise extended all the..." June 20
The Score "With the No. 9 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards selected Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura. The Japanese forward continued to grow and flourish with the Bulldogs, significantly raising his production from when he began with the program two seasons prior. It led to the..." June 20
Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves landed the 11th selection in the 2019 NBA Draft. Though this isn’t the deepest draft class, the T’Wolves could still acquire a player that makes an immediate impact next season. Apparently, they have already made their decision: Gonzaga forward Rui..." May 20
Sporting News "Born in the coastal city of Toyama, Japan, to a Japanese mother and Beninese father, Hachimura didn't give basketball much thought growing up. He, like many Japanese children, was more interested in playing baseball in a country famous for producing professional players. That all..." February 20
Gonzaga Bulletin "As Hachimura continues to become more famous in Japan, he has done so growing the name “Gonzaga” along with him, giving the university a unique exposure to the country. “In Rui’s first year [at Gonzaga], when I’d walk around wearing a Gonzaga sweatshirt,..." February 20
SB Nation - College Basketball "Gonzaga Bulldogs forwards Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura are two of the 30 players named to the Naismith Player of the Year Award midseason list. Their presence makes Gonzaga one of seven schools to have two players on the watch list. Hachimura is the..." February 20
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