Yuta Watanabe's Stats and Biography

Team: Memphis Grizzlies

Position: PF

Height: 6'9" (2.06m)

Weight: 215lb (98kg)

Country: Japan

Attended: George Washington

Age: 29 years

Dob: October 13, 1994

Draft: Undrafted

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Who Is Yuta Watanabe In Badminton?
Yuta Watanabe is a prominent Japanese badminton player, known for his swift and explosive performance, celebrated for his signature drop shots, and has represented the national team A, winning the mixed doubles bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics and being a four-time BWF World Championships medalist.

What Is Yuta Watanabe's Contract?
Yuta Watanabe signed a 2 year / $5,001,258 contract with the Phoenix Suns, which includes $5,001,258 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $2,500,629.

What Is The Height Of Yuta Watanabe?
Yuta Watanabe stands at a height of 6 feet 9 inches.

Was Yuta Watanabe Traded?
Yes, Yuta Watanabe was traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Who Is Yuta Watanabe's Wife?
Yuta Watanabe's wife is former Fuji TV announcer Akiko Kuji.

What Type Of Badminton Racket Does Yuta Watanabe Use?
Yuta Watanabe currently uses the Li Ning Ax Force 80 badminton racket.

Who Are Yuta Watanabe's Parents?
Yuta Watanabe's parents are Hideyuki Watanabe and Kumi Watanabe.

What Is Yuta Watanabe's Points Per Game (ppg)?
As of now, the exact points per game for Yuta Watanabe is unknown as it varies season by season and depends on the period you're referring to.

Yuta Watanabe is a Japanese-born professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Toronto Raptors. Born on December 18, 1995 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, Watanabe attended high school at Osaka Toin High School before attending George Washington University in 2017. During his collegiate career with the Colonials, he earned two Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team honors and was named an A10 All-Academic honoree twice.

Watanabe declared early for the 2018 NBA Draft but went undrafted after playing four seasons at George Washington. In July of 2018 he signed with Ryukyu Golden Kings of Japan’s B League and debuted with them that same season, averaging 12 points per game while shooting 52% from beyond the arc to lead all first year players three point percentage wise. After two successful years in Japan’s top division league he declared his eligibility again for the 2020 NBA Draft where he was selected by Brooklyn Nets as pick 44 overall before being traded to Memphis Grizzlies then onto Toronto Raptors due to their trade agreement back in 2019 when they acquired Marc Gasol from Memphis Grizzlies.

Since coming over to North America Watanabe has seen much success including earning G League Rookie of Year honors during his first season with Raptor 905s which helped propel him into full time roster spot with parent club Toronto Raptors for 2021–22 NBA season which will mark his debut as an official member of an NBA team . He became only second ever Japanese born player to play under bright lights of NBA following Yuta Tabuse who made brief appearances back in 2004 when Phoenix Suns gave him shot at making history . With Tokyo Olympics set next summer it looks like Yuta can make even bigger impact on international stage if given chance as part of national squad representing host country Japan .

Apart from basketball Yuta also enjoys spending time outdoors doing fishing and camping activities when not playing or working out . He is known amongst teammates as very polite individual always eager to help others around him no matter situation or consequence that comes along way , showing strong level dedication every step way towards achieving goals set out at start journey many moons ago .

Overall Yuta Watanabe story thus far has been one filled passion hard work and pure determination something we can all look up too moving forward regardless what challenges come our way no matter how big magnitude might be .

Latest Stats

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Brooklyn Nets on Mar 04, 2024 Stats (away)

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies on Mar 02, 2024 Stats (home)

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies on Mar 01, 2024 Stats (home)
Steals: 1

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves on Feb 28, 2024 Stats (away)
Assists: 2

Brooklyn Nets vs. Memphis Grizzlies on Feb 26, 2024 Stats (home)
Points: 2
Two pointers made: 1
Assists: 1

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies on Feb 15, 2024 Stats (home)
Assists: 1

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers on Oct 26, 2023 Stats (away)