- Born in Toyama prefecture, Japan on February 8, 1998.
- After graduating from Meisei High School in Miyagi prefecture in 2016, attended Gonzaga University in the US.
- He became the first Japanese national to play in a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament, on a Gonzaga University team that made it the final of the national tournament.
- Hachimura won the Julius Erving Award for the 2018-2019 season, which recognizes the top men’s collegiate small forwards of the year.
Made history by becoming the first Japanese-born player to ever be taken in the NBA Draft, going to the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall pick.
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