Rui Hachimura
Rui Hachimura
22-Year-Old ForwardF
Washington Wizards
Injury Quadriceps
Est. Return 8/14/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Hachimura was selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2019 draft, and he figures to be the Wizards' starting power forward immediately. He averaged 19.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists as a junior with Gonzaga, winning the WCC Player of the Year award behind his strong play. He's a serviceable defender (1.6 combined blocks/steals in 2018-19) and shooter (57.9 FG percentage in collegiate career). Though he shot 41.7 percent from three last season, it was his first year shooting better than 28.6 percent from beyond the arc. The long range game is not his specialty, but Hachimura can step out and get a bucket at times. With a dearth of playmakers in Washington, Hachimura's natural scoring and rebounding abilities should afford him a fairly high fantasy ceiling, especially considering he'll probably see minutes in the mid-to-upper 20s. He's a late-round pick in standard formats who could surpass his current ADP. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $9.16 million contract with the Wizards in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

Rui Hachimura was born in 1998 in Toyama, Japan. His the first Japanese-born player to be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft (2019) and was only the fifth Japanese-born male to play NCAA Division I college basketbal. Rui's mother, Makiko, is of Japanese decent and his father, Zakari Jabil, is Beninese. Rui has three younger siblings. The name "Rui" means "base" or "fortress" in Japanese and was given to the forward by his grandfather. Hachimura caught the attention of the basketball world via a breakout performance at the FIBA U17 World Championships in Dubai in August 2014, where he averaged a tournament-best 22.1 points per game. Hachimura also led Meisei High School to a second straight winter All-Japan High School Tournament title, averaging 28.0 points in five games. The 6-foot-8 forward appeared in three games for Team Japan during the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup and averaged 13.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per FIBA contest. Check him out on Twitter (@rui_8mura).

College/International Summary

Hachimura honed his basketball skills as a teenager in his native Japan, leading Meisei High School to multiple championships and shining in the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship before heading to the United States to attend Gonzaga. The 6-foot-8 forward didn't see the court much during his freshman season with the Bulldogs, as he averaged only 4.6 minutes per game in 28 contests. His role expanded as a sophomore, however, resulting in an uptick in playing time to 20.7 minutes per game in 37 contests, including two starts. Hachimura turned many heads with his performance during that 2017-18 season, averaging 11.6 points on 56.8 percent shooting from the field while grabbing 4.7 rebounds. His strong play earned Hachimura a starting role during the 2018-19 campaign, and the talented junior responded by bursting onto the national scene as one of the top offensive players in the country. In his final season with the Bulldogs, Hachimura raised his scoring average to 19.7 points and pulled down 6.5 boards. His shooting remained elite, as he posted a 59.1 field goal percentage and added a new wrinkle to his game by drilling 41.7 percent of his three-point attempts. Hachimura's excellence resulted in a slew of honors, including a spot on the Wooden Award All-American Team, the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award and the WCC Player of the Year Award.

Out for finale
FWashington Wizards
August 13, 2020
Hachimura (quad) is out for Thursday's finale against the Celtics.
Hachimura's rookie season has thus come to an end. He was about as productive inside the bubble as he was during the first portion of the regular season, and the forward will finish the campaign with averages of 13.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.1 minutes. Hachimura also finished with one 30-point performance, 10 performances with at least 20 points, and three double-doubles.
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Following three collegiate seasons at Gonzaga, Hachimura was selected by the Wizards with the ninth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He made his NBA during the first game of the season, Oct. 23 against the Mavericks. In 25 minutes, Hachimura posted 14 points (7-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt) and 10 rebounds. It was one of his three double-doubles on the season. Overall, he averaged 13.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks in 29.7 minutes. He shot 47.8 percent from the field, 82.9 percent from the free-throw line and made 0.5 threes per game at 27.4 percent. Hachimura set single-game career highs of 30 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, three three-pointers, three steals and two blocks. He was 11th in the NBA in lowest turnover percentage (7.5). Hachimura had seven games with at least 20 points, 27 games with at least five rebounds and 13 games with at least three assists. He also had multiple steals in nine games and at least one block in four games. In the 11 contests that Hachimura saw 35-plus minutes, he averaged 17.6 points on 14.9 shots, 6.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists.

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Transaction History
  • June 20, 2019
    Drafted by the Washington Wizards in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • July 1, 2019
    Signed a multi-year, rookie contract with the Washington Wizards
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Stays hot against Bucks
FWashington Wizards
August 11, 2020
Hachimura finished with 20 points (6-18 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 5-6 FT), five boards, and one assist in 29 minutes of a 126-113 loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday.
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Leads team in loss
FWashington Wizards
August 8, 2020
Hachimura scored 23 points (10-16 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added six rebounds and two assists in 38 minutes during Friday's 118-107 loss to the Pelicans.
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Scores team-high 21 points
FWashington Wizards
July 31, 2020
Hachimura produced 21 points (8-15 FG, 5-5 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes during Friday's 125-112 loss to Phoenix.
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Goes for 19 in scrimmage
FWashington Wizards
July 27, 2020
Hachimura had 19 points (7-13 FG, 1-1 3PT, 4-4 FT) and three boards in Monday's scrimmage against the Lakers.
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Puts up double-double in loss
FWashington Wizards
July 25, 2020
Hachmura provided 15 points (6-17 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals across 27 minutes in Saturday's 105-100 loss to the Clippers.
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