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    Default Rui News :)

    https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/bu...-rui-hachimura

    But Boylen did have a much heavier focus on generating points inside first, with the team ranking third in the league in points in the paint per game during his tenure. Rui Hachimura fits in extremely well with the idea of the Bulls punishing teams inside with low-post scoring depth, resulting in open looks on the perimeter.
    More at the link

    Methinks Rui is going to be a sensational player for whatever team gets him. Hope Rui will soak up all the media attention with his awesome smile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagger View Post
    https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/bu...-rui-hachimura



    More at the link

    Methinks Rui is going to be a sensational player for whatever team gets him. Hope Rui will soak up all the media attention with his awesome smile
    Will no doubt have best smile on draft night. Electric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    Will no doubt have best smile on draft night. Electric.
    Exhibit A:


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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasZagFan View Post
    Exhibit A:

    Rui is so great! My grandson met him and spoke Japanese to him at Blaze pizza (Ethan just got his degree in Japanese and in ESL and will be teaching in Japan this fall) Rui was shocked but so very nice and E said he is rather shy. He will be a star in many ways. ( He asked Ethan if he is from Japan so his Japanese must be pretty darned good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zagbeliever View Post
    Rui is so great! My grandson met him and spoke Japanese to him at Blaze pizza (Ethan just got his degree in Japanese and in ESL and will be teaching in Japan this fall) Rui was shocked but so very nice and E said he is rather shy. He will be a star in many ways. ( He asked Ethan if he is from Japan so his Japanese must be pretty darned good.
    I love hearing stories like that!

    I met Elias Harris after the OK State game on NY Eve. We had a brief, but nice conversation in German. He was surprised as well. Getting pictures with many of the Zags is a favorite memory of mine. The pictures are in an album in my profile.



    ETA: that young man next to Elias is now 6'1", and will be a senior in HS next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasZagFan View Post
    I love hearing stories like that!

    I met Elias Harris after the OK State game on NY Eve. We had a brief, but nice conversation in German. He was surprised as well. Getting pictures with many of the Zags is a favorite memory of mine. The pictures are in an album in my profile.



    ETA: that young man next to Elias is now 6'1", and will be a senior in HS next year.
    The players are so gracious about having their pictures taken and they REALLY are sincere when they say thank you to US. Love the Zag boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zagbeliever View Post
    Rui is so great! My grandson met him and spoke Japanese to him at Blaze pizza (Ethan just got his degree in Japanese and in ESL and will be teaching in Japan this fall) Rui was shocked but so very nice and E said he is rather shy. He will be a star in many ways. ( He asked Ethan if he is from Japan so his Japanese must be pretty darned good.
    That is one impressive grandson you have.

    Eastern languages are so hard to learn for us, characters totally different.

    He will never have trouble finding great career.

    You should be very proud.

    At least as proud as Tex of his grandkids, which is wonderful.

    Off season threads are just better IMO.
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    Thank you! I remember when he started foreign language in middle school trying to sway him to take Spanish but he was so determined to learn Japanese. Spokane has a “sister” school for Japanese students and he got involved the students there and soon was a T/A and very immersed with the students. He continued at Eastern. Long story short he was right and I was wrong. �� He spent time last summer there and was hired first interview! I have schooled him on our former Zags to watch for who play there ����
    Quote Originally Posted by DixieZag View Post
    That is one impressive grandson you have.

    Eastern languages are so hard to learn for us, characters totally different.

    He will never have trouble finding great career.

    You should be very proud.

    At least as proud as Tex of his grandkids, which is wonderful.

    Off season threads are just better IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    Will no doubt have best smile on draft night. Electric.
    True.

    And we already have 100% evidence that Rui will be patient in learning the league.

    I suspect he'll need it, as he's more raw than most our players - still - getting by still on elite athleticism more than anything. BUT, he's also a very fast learner, very capable of evolving and probably the highest upside of anyone we've had since Morrison/Sabonis.
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    Today’s Washington Post.


    Whenever Rui Hachimura walks onto the court for pregame warmups, the Washington Wizards rookie typically takes a seat next to player development coach David Adkins. Rookie Season 101 begins another session, just one class in an 82-game stretch.
“I’m a rookie, so I don’t know anybody [on opposing teams],” said Hachimura, the ninth pick in June’s draft, before making his 14th consecutive start Sunday night against the Sacramento Kings.
Hachimura’s first weeks in the NBA have been peppered with lessons, from studying opponents’ tendencies via video on Adkins’s laptop to remaining on the sideline in the fourth quarter of close games.


    While Hachimura ranks in the top 10 in scoring and minutes among rookies, he is experiencing his share of up-and-down moments.
In Sunday’s 113-106 loss to the Kings, Hachimura got off to a strong start by drawing contact, shooting confidently and recognizing a mismatch, scoring seven points in the opening quarter.

    But the 21-year-old played only 12 more minutes the rest of the game and sat the entire fourth quarter. He didn’t score again and finished with four rebounds.

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    30 points & 9 boards vs the Clippers!

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    Quote from Wizards head coach Scott Brooks about Rui following their upset 119-113 W vs 76’ers last night in which Rui was leading scorer w 27pts on 11-18 shooting.

    “He’s like a seven or eight-year vet,” Brooks said. “He just chips away at the game every time. That guy, he’s a winner. He just plays the right way.”
    Some nice highlights here:
    https://www.espn.com/nba/recap?gameId=401160958
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockandRollJames View Post
    I hope he comes back to visit.
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