Yuta Watanabe, born on October 13, 1994) is located in Miki Town, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. He is a Japanese professional basketball player and serves as a small forward.
Location: G-F (No. 18)
Height: 2.06 meters / 6 feet 9
Weight: 98 kg/215 lbs
Team: Brooklyn Nets
School: George Washington
Yuta Watanabe studied at George Washington University. In the 2014-15 season, Yuta Watanabe played 35 games on behalf of George Washington University, starting 10 games, averaging 22.5 minutes per game, scoring 7.4 points and 3.5 rebounds. On June 24, 2016, the Japanese men’s basketball team announced the final 12-man lineup for the Olympic defeat in the Belgrade Division. Watanabe Yuta, who is 2.03 meters tall, stayed in the 12-man list and competed in the July 4th to 9th. Olympic qualifiers.
Yuta Watanabe’s physical talent is not outstanding, but he worked hard enough. In the fast break with the ball, although Yuta Watanabe did not have that kind of explosive dunk, after the confrontation, he can still maintain a good body posture to make free throws. Moreover, he has excellent breakthrough skills, and his performance in transition offense is impressive. At the same time, he is also very comfortable in mid-range jump shots.
On July 21, 2018, Watanabe Yuta joined the NBA Memphis Grizzlies with a two-way contract. On November 28, 2020, Yuta Watanabe reached a training camp contract with the Toronto Raptors. Subsequently, on April 19, 2021, the Raptors announced that they had converted Watanabe’s two-way deal to a standard contract.