Hachimura was the first Japanese player drafted in the NBA. His father is Beninese, but he was born in Japan and grew up in Japan. He was a fan of Ichiro and played baseball when he was a child. During his middle school, a friend of his pulled him into basketball. He was drafted to play for the Washington Wizards yesterday, 6/20/2019. Hachimura-kun, Ganbare~~~!!!