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Yuta Tabuse
Yuta Tabuse.jpg
Tabuse playing for the Suns.
No. 1 – Phoenix Suns
Position Point Guard
Personal information
Born October 5, 1980 (1980-10-05) (age 41)
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Nationality Flag of Japan.png Japanese
Physical stats
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.77 m)
Listed weight 165 lbs (75 kg)
Career information
College BYU–Hawaii
(Laie, Hawaii)
NBA Draft 2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 2000–present (21 years)
Career history
2004–present Phoenix Suns
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005)
  • NBA Sixth of the Year (2006)
  • NBA Most Improved Player (2007)
NBA.com profile profile

Yuta Tabuse (born October 5, 1980) is an Japanese professional basketball player currently playing for the Phoenix Suns.

Early year

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NBA career

In 2000, Tabuse has been picked 47th overall by Phoenix Suns.

Phoenix Suns (2004–present)

In 2004, Tabuse joined the Phoenix Suns' training camp and made the opening night roster. He scored seven points in his first NBA game against the Atlanta Hawks on November 3, 2004, becoming on that day, the first Japanese player ever to play in an NBA regular season game.

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