Is Rui Hachimura the best asianballer?

December 2, 2018

#21 Rui Hachimura




Japanese/Black Heritage 

Gonzaga University 

It’s the first Saturday of December and the number one college team in the land is playing against Creighton on a nationally televised game on Fox! Gonzaga University is once again at the top of the college basketball rankings for the third time in school history. They are hot, after taking down #1 Duke University in the Aloha Classic in Hawaii. Coach Mark Few has done a tremendous job in the last 20 years putting Gonzaga on the map. But this years team seems to be the most talented of all his previous teams. 

They have a Junior forward that is being compared to the “Greek Freak” in the NBA! He is averaging over 21 points per game and leading the team in scoring. But it isn’t his offense that sets him apart. 

Duke players can tell you that. His skill and court awareness on offense and especially defense is what takes him to another level above the competition. He has an effortless release on his jumpshot to add to his ball handling and overall skills. Because of his ability, Gonzaga is one of the best contenders to win this years College  Final Four Championship!

He has quickly  become the best Asian American prospect since Jeremey Lin and Tony Akins. But he has the potential to be the better than both. At 6’8, he has long arms and excellent athleticism. Rui has a chance to be a top ten pick for the NBA when decides to go pro. He reminds me of Tim Duncan,  but not as tall and but a little quicker. Rui has Asian Americans hopeful and excited to finally have a potential All-Star player in the NBA. Rui has a humble attitude that will only help him improve as a basketball player and teammate. 

He is is right now the best asianballer in the country hands down! No one has the resume or game that can match him. And no one can say that they are the best player on the #1 ranked team in all of college. We as Asian Americans are so proud to have Rui representing all of us. I know it’s a lot of pressure, but I truly believe he will not disappoint. Join me in watching and supporting Rui Hachimura in his basketball career!