Rui Hachimura Trademarks
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September 6, 2023
Rui Hachimura is a professional basketball player. He plays power forward for the Washington Wizards in the National Basketball Association.
Hachimura was born in Toyama, Japan on February 8, 1998. As a child, he enjoyed playing both basketball and baseball. He played basketball for Sendai University Meisei High School in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. He helped lead his team to All-Japan High School Tournament titles.
During his high school years, Hachimura also began playing in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) tournaments as a representative of Japan. He played on Japan’s Junior National Team in the 2013 FIBA Asia U16 Championship in Iran. He had a standout performance averaging a double-double for the tournament and helping his team to a bronze medal.
The following year at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the team finished next to last, but Hachimura played well, scoring an average of more than 22 points per game and 25 points against a United States team stacked with future NBA players, including Jayson Tatum. He played on the senior national team at the 2019 FIBA World Cup held in China and in the preliminary round of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Hachimura was asked to play in the Jordan Brand Classic in 2015. This and his standout performance at the FIBA U17 World Championships in 2014 led to his recruitment by Gonzaga University. He appeared in 28 games as a freshman for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, shooting at 52 percent. He played in every game the following season, even making two starts for the team. He recorded career-high benchmarks in a game against Ohio State at the NCAA tournament that year. He was named NABC Second Team All-District for his sophomore year.
During his junior season at Gonzaga, Hachimura started in every game and averaged almost 20 points per game. His best game of the season came against Idaho State where he scored 33 points. He was named a first-team All-American by NBC Sports and Blue Book and was given a third-team All-American nod by ESPN. He decided to forego his final year of collegiate eligibility and declared for the 2019 NBA Draft at the end of his junior year.
The Washington Wizards drafted Hachimura in the first round of the draft at ninth overall. He became the first player from Japan to be drafted in the first round and only the second player from Japan ever drafted into the NBA.
Hachimura entered the NBA with a splash, recording a double-double in his debut as a professional. He set his career high of 30 points on December 1, 2019, against the Los Angeles Clippers and later that month made history by being one-half of the first pair of Japanese players to play each other in an NBA game. Within days he sustained a groin injury that would cause him to miss games due to surgery.
He started all 48 games that he played in for the Wizards that season and averaged 13.5 points and six rebounds per game. He was honored with a place on the NBA All-Rookie Team.
In his second season, Hachimura started all 57 games that he played in. He averaged 13.8 points per game with five rebounds per game. The following year he saw a slight dip in production only starting 13 of the 42 games that he played. Coming off the bench he was playing around 22.5 minutes per game, and he recorded an average of 11.3 points per game with only 3.8 rebounds per game.
Rui Hachimura is still on the Washington Wizards’ active roster.
In 2019, Hachimura filed a trademark application for a logo containing a Kanji alphabet character with the image of a samurai sword for educational services that include conducting classes, seminars, and workshops.
He also applied for a trademark for this logo for t-shirts and for sports caps and hats.
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