Yuki Togashi earns invite to Dallas Mavericks training camp

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Fresh off a bronze medal performance at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, Yuki Togashi will re-pack his bags and head to Dallas to partake in the Dallas Mavericks training camp.

The Japan Times received word from Cloud9 (Togashi’s management company) that he’s scheduled to fly out from Japan to Dallas on Saturday.

In July, Togashi impressed NBA scouts when he was selected to Dallas Mavericks Las Vegas summer league roster. Being the shortest player in summer league history at 5’7, Togashi displayed the ability to set up teammates for open shots by using his lighting quick speed on the floor. Against the Charlotte Hornets, Togashi scored 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting.

If Togashi makes the Dallas Mavericks roster, he will become the second Japanese player to play in the NBA (first ever was Yuki Tabuse in 2004). If Togashi doesn’t make the Dallas Mavericks roster, rumour has it the Dallas Mavericks D-League team (Texas Legends) are very interested in the Japanese point guard.

Nick Bedard (@bedardnick) is the editor-in-chief of Basketballbuddha.com.

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