After the transfer of Takefusa Kubo to Real Madrid in June, another young Japanese prospect in Hiroki Abe is moving to the other half of the El Clasico rivalry with Barcelona accepting the terms of a transfer to Camp Nou for a 1.1 million euros fee.
When the NBA draft happened on June 20th, the Washington Wizards selected a 6’8”(2.032 meters) forward from Gonzaga University with the 9th pick in the draft. The player comes from a University with a historically good basketball program, so no one is surprised to see Gonzaga have a player selected in the lottery. Some experts were a little surprised to see the player taken at 9th when many expected him to be chosen around the 12-20th pick but that isn’t too much of a difference in the grand scheme of the draft. What makes this draft pick really stand out is where he is from.