Fans are eager to find out about Rui Hachimura brother, Allen Hachimura, who is also a basketball star.
Rui Hachimura is a professional basketball player from Japan who plays for the Washington Wizards in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He also plays in both the small forward and power forward positions for the Japanese National Team.
When he recorded a high of 22.1 points per game at the FIBA U-17 championship, Terrace House’s Rui Hachimura began to establish himself as a basketball player.
Before that, he competed for Japan at Iran’s 2013 FIBA Asia U16 Championship.
Rui decided not to use his last year of eligibility and instead entered the 2019 NBA Draft. He then signed with the Washington Wizards in April of that year.
Rui Hachimura Brother And Age Gap
Rui Hachimura has a younger brother named Allen Hachimura, who also goes by the name, Aren. Amina Hachimura also has a sister, Amina.
Rui Hachimura brother was born on December 20, 1999, whereas Rui was born on February 8, 1998. The age difference between the two Hachimura brothers is thus 1 year, 10 months, and 12 days.
Allen is also a basketball player. He participated in basketball for Japan’s Tokai University.
Allen Hachimura is available on Instagram with 7 photographs of his holidays and games and has 14.6k followers.
However, there is no detailed information about Rui’s sister, Anima.
Rui Hachimura Family
Rui Hachimura was born in the Japanese prefecture of Toyama. He was born to a Beninese father named Zakari Jabil and a Japanese mother named Makiko. Rui joined Gonzaga in 2016 and has played basketball in the USA since then.
His grandpa gave him the name Rui because he was a huge baseball lover. Rui means “base” or “fortress” in Japanese. His last name is recorded in his mother’s family tree.
Rui Hachimura, who has resided in Japan since the time of his birth till 2016, is of mixed racial and ethnic heritage.
In February 2016, Rui allegedly said he could only speak 30 to 40 percent of English but comprehended 80% of it.
The Lakers player has experienced racism from Japanese racial nationalists online. He once noted on Twitter that “Messages like this come almost every day,” alluding to anti-black slurs that his brother had previously mentioned getting.
A Glimpse Into The Professional Journey of Rui
Hachimura supported his school team to get second-place in a nationwide competition in his junior year of high school.
After that, he enrolled in a national youth development program before attending a private boarding school in Meisei. He also won the national championship there.
He participated in 28 games with Gonzaga during his first collegiate basketball season (2016–17). With a 0.528 field goal percentage, he played 4.6 minutes on average each game.
Rui’s career got off to a very sluggish start that season, with a 3-point field goal percentage of just 0.286.
The Washington Wizards chose Rui as the ninth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
He had a groin injury on December 16, 2020, while competing against the Detroit Pistons, which caused him to miss several games. His injury had less of an effect because he resumed where he had left off after returning.
The NBA player achieved a triple-double of a career-high 30 points, five rebounds, and two blocks in his last game before being moved, a 138-118 victory against the Orlando Magic, on January 21, 2023.
Hachimura was exchanged for Kendrick Nunn and three upcoming second-round draft selections on January 23, 2023, and sent to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Two days later, Hachimura played for the Lakers for the first time, scoring 12 points and grabbing 6 rebounds in a 113-104 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.