Yuta Watanabe Quotes

Basketball definitely helped, because even though I couldn’t speak English, I was able to spend a lot of time with my teammates, which helped me learning English a lot.

Yuta Watanabe

As for my shooting, I really think that what I’ve done since I was little really paid off. That’s become one of my weapons even after I’ve come to the States.

Yuta Watanabe

It’s important to strengthen my body while also improving my shot. Shooting and defense are how I’ll make my living, so those are the areas I really have to work on.

Yuta Watanabe

I’m a basketball player first and foremost. So I want to put basketball above everything else.

Yuta Watanabe

My dream is to play someday in the NBA.

Yuta Watanabe

Baseball is the biggest sport in Japan, then soccer, and basketball is… People don’t really care about basketball.

Yuta Watanabe

I just play hard on the defensive end. For me, being a good defender is someone who plays very hard on defense and just tries hard.

Yuta Watanabe

I don’t really feel any pressure. I can control only what I can control.

Yuta Watanabe

‘The Memphis Grizzlies’ are always a great defensive team and defense is one of my strengths, so I think that’s one thing that I can bring to this team.

Yuta Watanabe

I’m just really excited about my future and I’m really looking forward to taking challenges… and I just can’t wait to start.

Yuta Watanabe

Because I did well at the prep school, I got to have more options as some different universities gave me offers.

Yuta Watanabe

Madison Square Garden is one of the greatest arenas in the world.

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In the NBA, you have a better diet and strength coaches to make you better physically. And the number of coaches, it makes me feel like there’s more of them than us players.

Yuta Watanabe

I just want to keep working hard. I just want to keep improving myself. And I just want to prove people that I can play in the real game.

Yuta Watanabe

I didn’t know if I would be good enough to play for an American college team. But I wanted to try.

Yuta Watanabe

I like school. Actually, I don’t really like it.

Yuta Watanabe

I’d play every position when I was in elementary school and junior high. I was playing as guard, too.

Yuta Watanabe

When I came to America, I had some surprises at first, but I could soon adjust.

Yuta Watanabe

In my junior year, I became one of the best defenders on my team, and as the years go by my confidence gets even higher, and that’s because of my coach.

Yuta Watanabe

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