NBA's Drafting of Hachimura Creates Buzz

Rui Hachimura takes part in Q-and-A with fellow Gonzaga international students. Photo courtesy Jose Angel
Rui Hachimura at Gonzaga.

June 21, 2019

Former Gonzaga University player Rui Hachimura became more widely known in the basketball world with his first-round selection in the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday.

However, the potential off-the-court global impact of Hachimura is just as much a trending topic on the web.

Gonzaga fans remember Hachiumura the student – who came to GU with a desire to learn about basketball, but also to become better acclimated to American culture and language with the help of the university’s English Language Center>>> Read: “Rui Hachimura Learns English

Brandon Clarke, Hachimura’s teammate at Gonzaga, was also drafted in the first round, making the Zags duo the first in school history to achieve that status. >>> Read more at: