He might be shorter than everyone on the court, but 5-foot-7 guard Yuki Togashi is becoming a fan favorite during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Toga, as fans have been calling him, was invited to join the Dallas Mavericks’ summer league roster and turned in a 12-point performance in 11 minutes against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. Highlights from his electrifying game include 3-point shots from way downtown and even breaking out the old-school floater.
Togashi played high school ball at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Md., the same school as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant.
After he didn’t receive any Division I scholarship offers, Togashi headed home to play in the Basketball Japan League. Last season, he averaged 15.6 points and 7.9 assists per game and has made the BJ League’s top-five players list in each of the past two seasons.
The tiny point guard turns 21 years old on July 30, leaving him plenty of time to make a name for himself in the NBA should he make the Mavericks roster.