Watanabe Leads Japan

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31 August ,2023


Yuta Watanabe scored 21 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to help Japan beat Venezuela 86-77 in the FIBA World Cup.

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Watanabe Wins

Japan was down late in the game before Watanabe helped lead a 26-9 run in the fourth quarter to secure the win.

Late Run

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Watanabe is averaging 15.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in the FIBA World Cup.

Suns Praise

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Japan is one win away from qualifying for the 2024 Olympic Games. They will play Cape Verde on Saturday in their final game of the FIBA World Cup.

Olympic Near

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Yuta Watanabe is a rising star in Japanese basketball. He is helping to put the country on the map and inspire the next generation of players.

Japanese Impact

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Yuta Watanabe is a restricted free agent after this season. The Suns are expected to make him a priority to re-sign.

NBA Future

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Yuta Watanabe is a cultural icon in Japan. He is helping to change the way people view Japanese basketball and athletes.

Japanese Culture

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