Daiji Yamada

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Daiji Yamada
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No. 8 – Toyama Grouses
PositionPower forward
LeagueB.League
Personal information
Born (1981-06-08) June 8, 1981 (age 37)
Osaka, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Listed height6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolOsaka
CollegeNihon University

Daiji Yamada (山田 大治、born June 8, 1981) is a Japanese professional basketball player. He plays for Toyama Grouses of the Japanese B.League. Yamada also is a long-time member of the Japan national basketball team, playing for the team in the 2006 FIBA World Championship and both the FIBA Asia Championship 2007 and FIBA Asia Championship 2009.[1] He made his debut for the national team in 1999 at the FIBA World Championship for Junior Men

Yamada averaged 7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game for the host Japanese at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.[2] In his most recent national team appearance, Yamada averaged 10 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Japanese at the FIBA Asia Championship 2009 tournament.[3] Despite his performance, Japan stumbled to a disappointing tenth place finish, its worst ever performance in 24 FIBA Asia Championship appearances.

Yamada played professionally with Hokkaido in the JBL Super League. In the 2009-10 season, Yamada entered the month-long winter break averaging 14 points and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Alvark.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Player Profile at FIBA.com
  2. ^ FIBA Archive
  3. ^ FIBA Archive
  4. ^ Daiji Yamada at asia-basket.com