- Born in Toyama prefecture, Japan on February 8, 1998
- After graduating from Meisei High School in Miyagi prefecture in 2016, attended Gonzaga University
- He became the first Japanese national to play in a NCAA tournament, on a Gonzaga University team that made it to the finals
- Hachimura won the Julius Erving Award for the 2018-2019 season, which recognizes the top men’s collegiate small forwards of the year
Made history by becoming the first Japanese-born player to ever be chosen in the NBA Draft, going to the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall pick.