Hachimura Joins Nba Team Mini Camp



Hachimura joins NBA team mini camp

Japanese basketball player Rui Hachimura joined the mini camp of his new team the Washington Wizards on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old made history last Thursday when he became the first Japanese basketball player ever selected in the initial round of the NBA draft.



The mini camp began at the team's home arena in Washington on Tuesday. Twenty players, most of them young, are taking part.

Wearing a Wizards jersey, Hachimura demonstrated his skills in dunking and other shots. He said he could move well, although he had not been in team practice for a while.

He also said he thought even though he has a big body, he can move nimbly, both in offense and defense.

He added that he needs to learn the team's strategies first, and actively communicate with other players on the team in order to become a key player.

Hachimura is expected to take part in the NBA Summer League next month, when many new players will be on the roster.