Famous People in Japan



Tabuse Yuta

Date of Birth October 15th,1980
Place of Birth Daido, Yokohama

Most people haven't heard of Yuta Tabuse even though he is a star in the Japanese basketball scene. When he was a high school student, he was the most famous basketball player because his team had never lost a game and he was the best player in the team.

He is only 173cm tall and weighs 70kg. His size is as same as Japanese men's average size but his speed is astonishing and his imagination is great. All basketball players will be surprised at his gno look passh.

After graduating from high school, he went to a university in Hawaii to join the NCAA. He was very active there but when he was in his third year, he left school. Then, he came back to Japan and joined the Japan League as a member of Toyota basketball team. He got the award of Rookie of the Year but in that year, he quit Toyota.

He went to America again to play in summer league as a member of the Mavericks which is the strong team in the NBA which is the most popular basketball league in the world. After summer league, he contracted with the Nuggets which is a middle class team in the NBA. He played in a few games but then he was laid off. After that, he joined the ABA which is the lower branch of the NBA and helped his team to become number one!

References: http://www.tbs.co.jp/zone/onair/2003/178.html
Reported by: Naoki Matsumoto
Checked by: Daisuke Kuriyama

Date of Report: May 31, 2004

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