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Yuta Tabuse, Japan
Nba.com: His impressive showings in two summer leagues for the Suns (4.2 ppg, 2.1 apg) came on the heels of a stint with the ABA Champion Long Beach Jam where he averaged 5.3 points and led the team in assists with 6.3... In 2003, Tabuse attended the Denver Nuggets training camp before being waived prior to the start of the season.
Name: Yuta Tabuse (You-TA Ta-BOO-say)
Postion: Point Guard
Origin: Yokohama, Japan
Weight: 165 lbs./75kg.
Schools: Brigham Young-Hawaii '02
Languages: Japanese, English
Teams (jersey): BYU-Hawaii, Long Beach Jam, Phoenix Suns (1), Los Angeles Clippers (1)
IBN Facts: Signed by the Los Angeles Clippers previous to the 2005-06 NBA season, Yuta Tabuse was already a star in Japan where he started playing basketball at the age of 8 years old. Yuta molded his game after his favorite basketball players Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas. Yuta Tabuse became the first Japanese-born player to play in the NBA after being signed by the Suns in September 2004.
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