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Meet Allen Hachimura, Rui Hachimura’s Brother

Rui Hachimura is a Japanese professional basketball player born on February 8, 1998 in Toyama, Japan.

Hachimura played college basketball for Gonzaga University from 2016 to 2019, where he was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year in his junior season.

Hachimura was selected ninth overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2019 NBA draft.

In his rookie season, he averaged 13.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

Hachimura is known for his ability to play multiple positions. He is also regarded as a high-character player and a great teammate.

While Rui Hachimura is making waves as a rising star in the NBA, his younger brother Allen Hachimura, also known as Allen Hachimura, is making a name for himself in professional basketball.

But who is he?

Allen Hachimura Biography

Allen was born on December 20, 1999. His father, Zakari Jabil, is a Beninese, and his mother, Makiko, is Japanese.

Despite his father being African, Allen and his siblings use their mother’s surname.

Allen has three siblings: Rui Hachimura and two younger sisters.

Very little is known about his sisters as they have managed to stay away from the public eye. In fact, only one of her sister’s names is known: Amina Hachimura.

Allen attended Okuda Middle School and Umegaoka Middle School before joining Meisei High School in 2016.

He joined Tokai University after graduating from high school in 2018.

Allen’s Career Journey

Allen was born into a family that has a deep-rooted love for sport. His grandfather, a huge baseball fan, gave Allen’s brother the name ‘Rui,’ meaning “Base” or “Fortress” in Japanese. It’s no wonder the Hachimura brothers pursued careers in sports.

The 24-year-old basketball player began his career playing for Tokai University in Japan after his elder brother inspired him.

He plays for the Gunma Crane Thunders, based in Ota, Gunma, Japan, and wears jersey no. 8. Like his brother, Allen’s role model is LeBron James.

Allen transferred from Sun Rockers Shibuya to Gunma on 1 July 2021.

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Cyberbullying

In 2021, Allen and his brother were victims of cyberracial bullying.

Cyberracial bullying is a form of online harassment or discrimination that is targeted at individuals or groups based on their race or ethnicity.

The minority in Japan are black and are often victimized for their skin color with anti-black insults.

On his Instagram account, Allen received a message saying that he and his brother “should die” and were “born by mistake”.

Sharing this on Twitter, Allen has since raised awareness on the existence of racism in Japan.

His brother, Rui, also shared his experiences, suggesting that he has been a victim of anti-black insults on countless occasions.

Allen Hachimura Interesting Facts

  • Allen owns a doodle mix puppy called Jake.
  • Allen is 1.98 m tall and weighs 98 kg.
  • He has made two TV appearances as himself: The news show Hiruobi! in 2021 and Good! Morning in 2020.
  • Allen scored his career-high 18 points while playing for the Gunma Crane Thunders.
  • He is a PR agency Sunny Side Up Group Inc. media company member. Upon signing a management contract with the company, Allen has been engaging in activities that aim to inspire and encourage young ones and adults alike to engage in sports.

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Kenyalogue Writer

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