Yuki Togashi surprisingly lights up NBA Summer League

Nikko Villanueva – 4E Sports Contributor

Las Vegas, NE, United States (4E Sports) – Yuki Togashi, a 5-foot-7 guard from Japan, is quickly becoming a Summer League fan favorite because of his stellar performance in a game against the Charlotte Hornets.

The Japanese point guard scored 12 points in just 11 minutes, playing for the Dallas Mavericks.

Togashi was able to drill three-point shots from way beyond the arc and scored with a basic floater.

According to Mavericks’ scout Luca Desta, a friend asked him to check out the Japanese guard. He thought it was a joke until he saw the film and changed his views towards Togashi.

“This is Summer League. Everyone gets a chance to showcase their talent,” Desta shared with SB Nation.

Mavericks summer league coach Kaleb Canales, said Togashi made it to the roster over Chris Smith (J.R. Smith’s younger brother) because of his plays and his strenghts.

The Japanese rising star looks to join the NBA D-League draft.

Togashi studied in the same high school as Kevin Durant at Montrose Christian

After his high-school career and getting no Division 1 scholarship offers, the 20-year-old decidced to play for Basketball Japan and was one of the league’s premiere players.

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