Meet the 9 African players drafted by the NBA this year

Francis Akhalbey Jun 21, 2019 at 11:24am

June 21, 2019 at 11:24 am | Entertainment

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

June 21, 2019 at 11:24 am | Entertainment

Rui Hachimura (Benin)
Born to a Beninese father and a Japanese mother, Hachimura made history when he became the first Japanese-born player to be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft. The former Gonzaga University star was selected by the Washington Wizards with the 9th overall pick in the first round.

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