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WIP JAPAN FEATURE: PRO-BASKETBALL PLAYER YUTA KURIHARA

October 22, 2014

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YUTA KURIHARA

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Photography by Seiji Yamazaki  of LED THREAD

Yuta Kurihara is a 33 year old Japanese professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Tokyo Cinq Reves in the bj-league Japan.

Neither blessed with talent nor major athletic ability , Yuta became a succesfull basketball player with his passion, dedication, hardwork and love for the game.

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Yuta has experienced playing in professional leagues in the United States, Peru and now in Tokyo, where he currently resides.

Aside from playing professional basketball, Yuta also teaches young children the basketball and lectures to them on the importance of working hard for their dreams.

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Recently, Yuta also launched his original fashion brand ‘’KYUS’’ where he spreads his dreams, beliefs, and ideals through the brand.

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8.27.1981
Height: 5′9
Weight: 160lbs

[2014]
・bj League (JPN)
Tokyo Cinq Rêves (Tokyo/JP)
[2013]
・bj League (JPN)
Tokyo Cinq Rêves (Tokyo/JP) Team Vice Captain
[2012]
・bj League (JPN)
Tokyo Cinq Rêves (Tokyo/JP)
[2011]
・bj League (JPN)
Takamatsu Five Arrows(Takamatsu/JP) Team Captain
[2010]
・bj League (JPN)
Takamatsu Five Arrows(Takamatsu/JP)
・Peru Top League (Peru)
San Marcos(Lima、Peru)
[2009]
・EBA (US)
NEW JERSEY LIGHTNING (NJ、US)
・Euro Basketball League at NY *Finalist,2009 (NY、US)
・Watson Classics (NY、US)
・KINGDOME Classics (NY、US)
・GUNHILL (NY、US)
・WEST4TH Pro Classics (NY、US)
[2008]
・ NPBL (US)
Delaware Destroyers [Series Champion this year] (DEL、US)
・ EBA (US)
Delaware Destroyers (DEL、US)
・NBDL(NBA Development League)
Pre Draft Camp(GA、US)
・KINGDOME Classics (NY、US)
・GUNHILL (NY、US)
・WEST4TH Pro Classics (NY、US)
[2007]
・ USBL (US)
Delaware Stars (DEL,US)
・ EBA (US)
Philadelphia Powers(PA,US)
・KINGDOME Classics (NY、US)
・NBA Summer Pro League(SPL) Carson Buzz (CA,US)
・JBL Pro AM at Holywood (CA,US)

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